Bow Tie

Bow ties have been all the rage the past few years, even withstanding the mustache obsession (which I’ve never understood), especially when it comes to babies! This quilt block would be very adorable done in many colors if you know of a little boy on the way.

I put four bow ties together in one block as a part of Old Glory. (Finished project here.)

bow tie quilt block tutorial

Here’s the how-to for the Bow Tie Quilt Block:

Note: These measurements are for a 4″ block. Sew using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

Cut fabric:

  • 1 rectangle 4 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ red
  • 2 squares 2 1/2″ red
  • 2 squares 2 1/2″ white
  • 2 squares 1 7/8″ white

Use the 2 squares of 2 1/2″ red and white to create 4 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) trimmed down to 1 7/8″. Click here for my tutorial on how to make Half Square Triangles.

Lay out the Bow Tie Quilt Block:

bow tie quilt block tutorial | sew you think you can cook

Sew the HSTs to the white squares:

bow tie quilt block tutorial | sew you think you can cook

Sew the bow tie “flaps” on to the red rectangle:

Bow Tie Quilt Block Tutorial | Sew You Think You Can Cook

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