Underground Railroad Quilts
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Underground Railroad Quilts

Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Printable Pattern
  • Sharpie® Fine-Tip Permanent Marker - Black
  • Creatology™ Construction Paper
  • Creatology™ Foam Alphabet Stickers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Elmer's® Washable School Glue Stick™

Project Instructions

  1. Choose quilt code, the colors can be changed, it's the patterns that are important!
  2. Cut solid color for train car base 12" x 12". Cut roof strip 2" x 13" and angle ends in 2". Trace pattern for wheels/hooks and cut them out. Attach pieces with glue stick. Set aside.
  3. Choose the base color and cut out a 9" x 9" square. Trace the rest of the pieces and cut them out of colored paper.
  4. Glue to 9" x 9" base with glue stick. Draw stitch lines with black marker.
  5. Glue to train car base and add pattern title using foam stickers. Write quilt code meaning on back of car.


Research the quilt codes and allow children to pick one to do.