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How To Make a Bowtie Quilt Block

The bowtie quilt block is fun, easy and quick to make. It’s a variation on the four patch. A traditional quilt block that’s originates among the pioneers in the American West. I love that it makes such a great scrap quilt. Plus it has a variety of different layouts. Giving you many quilt options from a single block.

First it can be set with all the bowties going one way. Like in this fun scrap quilt my quilting angels made for Quilty Hugs awhile back.

Or in an X and O layout like this sweet baby quilt I found on Pinterest.

Another layout is to have the bowties radiate out from a central point. Like this one from See How We Sew.

It also make a great border like the second border found in my Mountain Home quilt.

It is easy to change up the size of your bowtie block.

For a 3″ block use 2- 2″ squares for the back ground 2- 2″ squares plus 2- 1″ squares for the bowtie.

A 6″ block use 2- 3 1/2″ squares for background and 2- 3 1/2″ plus 2- 1 1/2″ squares for the bowties

Then for a 12″ block use 2- 6 1/2″ squares for background and 2- 6 1/2″ plus 2- 3″ squares for bowties

Whatever size or layout you choose, the bowtie block makes a great quilt. Are you ready to learn how? Great let’s get started.

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