Bow Tie Block Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how I make 4" finished Bow Tie Blocks~

2 - 2 1/2" squares of printed fabric (the bow)
2 - 1 1/2" squares of printed fabric (the bow)
2 - 2 1/2" squares of background (muslin or grey)
Mark a line diagonally on the smaller square.  Take care, you may want use a sandpaper board as the pieces are quite small.  I glued sandpaper to a clip board for mine.
Sew the small square onto a corner of your background just to the right of the drawn line.  This allows for the tiny bit you loose when you press.
Press toward the dark side.  I like to use a hot dry iron for this as steam sometimes causes skewing of the fabric.
Trim away the background and the first layer of printed fabric.
Sew the 2 1 /2" printed patch to the to the background patch.  Press toward the bow fabric- please don't skip this step!
Sew the two units together.  Press the last seam OPEN.  Please press this seam open so they lay flat.  Last time a few swappers who didn't do this step.
Now admire your little 4 1/2" (unfinsihed) little bow tie block.

Please remember use your best sewing and pressing skills.  Questions?  email me at

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