Baby Hourglass Quilt Block (Step-By-Step)

Baby Hourglass Quilt Block (Step-By-Step) | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Looking for an easy and beginner-friendly pattern? Here’s a baby hourglass quilt block by my sewing room. Learn how to make it step-by-step with this tutorial. Have fun quilting!



  • 32 pieces of 5″ printed squares in different colors
  • 32 pieces of 5″ background squares
  • 5″ fabric for the border
  • backing fabric
  • 2 1/2″ strips for binding
  • batting
  • temporary fabric adhesive


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Step 1:

Make half-square triangles. Place the background squares on top of the printed squares, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew 1/4″ away from the line on both sides. Once done, cut directly on the line. Open them and press them flat.

Baby Hourglass Quilt Block (Step-By-Step) Tutorial
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Step 2:

Get two half square triangles in different fabrics and place them right sides together with the seams aligned and the print facing the background fabric. Draw a line in the middle across the seam. Sew 1/4″ away from the drawn line on both sides. Cut directly on the line, open them, and press them flat. Trim them into 4″ squares.

Baby Hourglass Quilt Block (Step-By-Step) Pattern
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Step 3:

Arrange 8 rows of hourglass blocks. Each row has 8 blocks that are arranged in alternating directions, then pin them. Make sure not to put the same fabrics together. Sew them in rows first. Once done, sew the rows together.

Step 4:

Sew 5″ borders on each side.

Step 5:

Spray fabric adhesive to the batting, then place the quilt on top. Press and smoothen it out. On the back, spray again and smooth out the backing fabric on top.

Step 6:

Quilt in diagonal lines. Start in a corner, and draw diagonal lines from the seam to the border. Sew directly on the line and seams. Repeat for the whole quilt in one direction, then turn the quilt and do the same in the opposite direction. Trim the excess fabrics.

Step 7:

Sew the 2 1/2″ strips together to make a long piece. Sew the binding at the back of the quilt, leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail, and go all the way around the quilt. Roll the binding to the front and sew the binding.


Baby Hourglass Quilt Block (Step-By-Step)

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