The Double T Quilt Block Pattern
The double T quilt block pattern is another old time quilt block pattern that branches from the basic nine patch grid pattern.
The double T quilt block uses the half square triangles.
To complete one block for a sampler quilt:
Block Size: 6 inches
Fat quarters in 2 different fabrics.
Companion fabric (tan)
Preparations: Pre-wash and iron all fabrics. Be sure to press all the seams as you go.
Step 1 - Use the
rotary cutting techniques.
Cut 1 patch, 3 ½” square from each of the fat quarter fabrics (green, brown).
Cut 2 patches, 3 ½” square from the companion fabric (tan).
Cut 1 patches, 2 ½” square from the companion fabric (tan) for the center unit.
Cut 4 patches, 2 ½” square from each of the fat quarter fabrics (green, brown)
Cut 8 patches, 2 ½” square from the companion fabric (tan).
Step 2 - Use the
half square triangle
Place one 3 ½” square of brown or dark fabric and one 3 ½” square of the tan fabric, right sides together. Draw a line on the diagonal on the lighter fabric from one corner to the opposite corner. Stitch ¼” on each side of the marked line.
Cut on the drawn line with your rotary cutter or scissors to separate the square into triangles.
Fold open the square and press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric. Using your plastic ruler, trim the square to be 2 ½”. Be sure to use the 45 degree angle on your ruler.
This will give you two half square triangles 2 ½” each.
Repeat the same procedure with the green 3 ½” squares of fabric.
Step 3 - Use the half square triangle method.
From the 2 ½” patches, use the half square triangle method to yield a total of eight 1 ½” half square triangle units from each of the fat quarter fabrics (green, brown).
Step 4 - Lining up the green triangles pointing towards the center of the block, stitch 2 green half square triangles together as shown in the example.
Repeat this to complete 8 units from both the green and brown fabric.
Step 5 - To complete the unit, stitch a green unit and a brown unit together as shown in the example.
Step 6 - Sew row one, green half square triangle, small half square units, brown half square unit.
Step 7 - Sew row two, small half square unit, tan square, small half square unit.
Step 8 - Sew row three, brown half square triangle, small half square triangle, green half square unit.
Step 9 - Sew the rows together to complete the double T quilt block pattern.
The double T quilt block can be used in a sampler quilt framing all of the blocks. Or it can be set on point for a different look. It can also be set with blocks next to one another to create another quilt block pattern within a complete quilt.
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