Hourglass quilt block tutorial


Hourglass quilt block is easy, really easy and can be a good beginner block. Maybe you want to practice your half square triangles piecing, or just make a whole quilt with this fantastic looking block. Easy peasy with this tutorial.

hourglass quilt demo
Demo quilt by @zarkadia
Cutting Instructions for the Hourglass quilt block

Carefully choosing your colors and fabrics, solids or prints, can assure a perfect block. Use just a light and a dark fabric, and you can never be wrong! In any case start by making a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It will make you more confident to continue and make the whole thing.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 1 sq for center from Light fabric
Cut 2 sq for HST from Light & Medium fabric
Cut 4 sq for HST from Dark fabric

3 inches

1.5 inches

1-7/8 inches

1.5 inches

6 inches

2.5 inches

2-7/8 inches

2.5 inches

9 inches

3.5 inches

3-7/8 inches

3.5 inches

12 inches

4.5 inches

4-7/8 inches

4.5 inches

hourglass quilt block demo
Demo quilt by @zarkadia
Block variations

Just by changing the layout of your fabric squares and maybe adding a color or two you can easily make the following variations of the block using the same tutorial. Some of these variations will be different tutorials as they have an extra interest.

Hourglass quilt block variations

You can find VIDEO tutorials for some of these block variations to the following links:



Video tutorial of the Hourglass quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the HOURGLASS quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!

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