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Double T Quilt Block

Sew a 12" square Double T quilt block.

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• Cream print and white print scraps

Finished block: 12" square


Cut the Fabrics

From cream print, cut:

•    2—4-7⁄8" squares

•    1—4-1⁄2" square

•    16—2-1⁄2" squares

From white print, cut:

•    2—4-7⁄8" squares

•    8—2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles


Assemble the Block

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each cream print 4-7⁄8" square and 2-1⁄2" square.

2. Layer a marked cream print 4-7⁄8" square atop a white print 4-7⁄8" square. Sew together with two seams, stitching 1⁄4" on each side of marked line (Diagram 1). Cut apart on marked line and press open to make two triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four triangle-squares total.

3. Align a marked cream print 2-1⁄2" square with one end of a white print 2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangle (Diagram 2; note direction of drawn line). Sew on marked line; trim seam allowances to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle.

4. Align a marked cream print 2-1⁄2" square with opposite end of Step 3 rectangle. Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a Flying Geese unit (Diagram 3). The unit should be 2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make eight Flying Geese units total. 

6. Join two Flying Geese units to make a pair (Diagram 4). The pieced Flying Geese pair should measure 4-1⁄2" square, including the seam allowances. Repeat to make a total of four Flying Geese pairs.

7. Lay out the cream print 4-1⁄2" square, triangle-squares, and Flying Geese pairs in three horizontal rows (Diagram 5). Sew together the squares in each row. Press the seam allowances in the first and third rows toward the triangle-squares and in the second row toward the center square. Then join the rows to make a block (Block Assembly Diagram). Press the seam allowances in one direction. The block should be 12-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.