Time for a Tutorial: Bow-Tie Style.

Choose two colors for your bow tie quilt block. One square of each color will make two finished blocks. We are going to make a 4 1/2 inch bow tie block.

Step 1: Cut out a 5 1/2 inch square of each color.
Step 2: Draw an X from corner to corner on the wrong side of one color of the squares.

Step 3: Place the green and pink 5 1/2 inch squares right sides
together and sew a 1/4 inch seam along both sides of one line.
Step 4: Press the seams! This is very important, don't forget to press.

Step 5: Cut along both lines.

You will get four sections.
Step 6: Press seams to pink side of fabric.

They will look like this.

Step 7: Match up seam allowances and pin sections right sides together.

Step 8: Sew along edge using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (I don't recommend sewing over the needles like shown, but you know your own machine! Sew across them at your own risk:)

Step 9: Open up the seam intersection and press seams to green fabric.
Click here for my flat seams tutorial.

Use some starch, it's great because it flattens the block and makes it easier for trimming.

Step 10: Use your ruler and match up the diagonal line to the 45 degree
angle, then trim the block to 4 1/2 inches.

Here you go! A fun and easy way to make the bow tie block. Was this helpful? I hope so.

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Have a simply marvelous day.
April 23, 2009 by Judi
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