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X-Plus Quilt with Jan Krentz

Learn to make this very popular, historic X-Plus block. The repeating block creates both a vertical-horizontal grid (the “plus sign” or upright cross) and a diagonal corner-to-corner pattern (the “x”).

This one-day workshop will cover fabric selection, cutting tips for both traditional rotary-cut block components AND Accuquilt die cutting, layout strategies and construction techniques.

BONUS! This event will feature:

  • Jerre Mayer and Jan LaGrone will demonstrate AccuQuilt dies and techniques to create the same blocks with Accuquilt pre-cut  shapes
  • Learn to sew Jan’s original X-Plus variation called “Orange Peel XPlus”.
  • Confident Beginners and above are welcome!
  • This quilt is “pre-cut” friendly!


  • Students will create a standard 10” X-Plus block, and
  • A 10” Orange Peel X-Plus block.
  • Learn proper AccuQuilt die-cutting techniques to create the blocks.
  • Time permitting, students may create as many blocks as they desire.
  • Class handouts will feature a variety of quilt design layouts in multiple sizes, and students are encouraged to create color schemes for their future quilt.
In consideration of others, please arrive promptly to class with all necessary supplies and materials.

X-Plus Quilt Supply List PDF

X-Plus with Orange Peel
Orange Peel X–Plus
Accuquilt X-Plus
Accuquilt X-Plus

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Experienced beginner
Instructor: Jan Krentz
Instructor Bio: Jan Krentz, Jerre Mayer and Jan LaGrone

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • 13242 Poway Road Poway, CA 92064
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  • PH: (858) 679-9808
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  • HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-4, *Closed Sunday