Cut and Assemble Bow Tie Blocks
The following instructions will make one bow tie block. Repeat to make seven bow tie blocks total.
From one medium or dark print, plaid, or stripe, cut:
From one light print, plaid, or stripe, cut:
1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each medium or dark print, plaid, or stripe 2" square.
2. Align a marked 2" square with one corner of a light print, plaid, or stripe 3-1/2" square (Diagram 6; note direction of drawn line). Sew on drawn line; trim excess, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle to make a pieced unit. The pieced unit should be 3-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second pieced unit.
3. Referring to Diagram 7, sew together pieced units and two medium or dark print, plaid, or stripe 3-1/2" squares in pairs. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a bow tie block. Press seam in one direction. The bow tie block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.