Three Dimensional Bow Tie Blocks
2012 version of the same block shown below!
You can make a three dimensional bow tie block quite easily, as long as you carefully cut and sew.
To make an nine inch three dimensional bow tie, you will need two 5 inch squares of your background fabric and three 5 inch squares of a homespun plaid for each block. Other sizes below.
Next sew both halves together.
Open and press.
You should have a 9 1/2 inch three dimensional bow tie. It will be nine inches when sewn into a quilt.
Other sizes below.
Choose which size blocks you want to make from the chart below. Remember, these are finished (in the quilt) sizes.
Three inch finished - Cut 2 inch squares
Four inch finished size - Cut 2 1/2 inch squares
Five inch finished size - Cut 3 inch squares
Six inch finished size - Cut 3 1/2 inch squares
Seven inch finished size - Cut 4 inch squares
Eight inch finished size - Cut 4 1/2 inch squares
Nine inch finished size - Cut 5 inch squares
Ten inch finished size - Cut 5 1/2 inch squares
Twelve inch finished size - Cut 6 1/2 inch squares
Want a different size?
To figure what size to cut your squares, you first need to know what size you want your finished blocks (size when in the quilt). Let's just say you want a 8 1/2 inch finished block, the size after it is sewn in the quilt. The block is basically a four patch block, so you would divide the finished size you need in half, and add 1/2 inch. So to make a 8 1/2 inch finished block, you would cut your squares 4 3/4 inches. (8 1/2 divided in half equals 4 1/4, plus 1/2 equals 4 3/4)
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Updated June 16, 2014
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