Hourglass Quilt Block

Hourglass Quilt Block

Get ready for our seventh Mystery Block of the Month 2024 reveal: the Hourglass Quilt Block! This block has a charming and versatile design that includes quarter square triangles, introducing a new technique for this year’s Mystery Block of the Month. Get ready to enjoy making this timeless classic!

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The scant quarter inch seam allowance is a quilter’s secret weapon for achieving precise block sizes. This seemingly minor adjustment makes a significant difference in quilting, where accuracy is paramount. By sewing just a few threads rather than a full quarter inch, you compensate for the fabric taken up with the thread and seam, ensuring that your finished block dimensions are exactly as intended. Find out more about scant quarter-inch seam allowances HERE.

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For the quilt blocks, I’m using fabrics from two Ruby Star Society collections: Meadow Star by Alexia Marcelle Abegg and Rise and Shine! by Melody Miller.

For thread, I am using Konfetti by Wonderfil Specialty Threads, a 50wt Egyptian Cotton.

I am sewing with a Juki TL2010 Sewing Machine—it’s my pride and joy. You can check it out HERE.

Hourglass Quilt Block Pattern

The Hourglass Quilt Block is available as a convenient PDF pattern. You can get your copy HERE on my Etsy Store for a nominal fee. If you’re interested in all 12 patterns for this year’s MBOM, consider signing up for my Quilt Club HERE.

Hourglass Quilt Block

Hourglass Quilt Block Cutting Instructions

To make the Hourglass Quilt Block, you will need THREE different fabrics.

Please see the diagram below for cutting instructions:

Hourglass Quilt Block

Please watch my video for step-by-step instructions on how to make the Hourglass Quilt Block:

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Thanks so much for joining me! Please let me know how you go or if you have any questions. If you share your block on social media, please tag

me on #staceyleecreative. I would love to see it!

Stacey x


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