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How to Make a Bow Tie Mix Up Quilt Block

I have a series over on my YouTube channel called Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. To date this block is my favorite. I know…I know, I said that about another one, but I really love the look so this one. It’s a bit modern and a bit traditional. The design looks just as fantastic made with scraps as it does with only three fabrics. Learn how to make a Bow Tie Mix Up quilt block here.

Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks Video Series

Do you want to learn a new block in about 5 minutes or less? You can with my YouTube Series – Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. Every few weeks I present a new quilt block that is great for scrap busting and is easy to put together.

How are you liking my new series? This is the eighth I have presented and I am having a lot of fun with it. Because there is no speaking in the video it does not take as long for me to make and I don’t have to clean up my studio!


General quilting supplies are needed to make this block. A scant 1/4″ seam allowance is used.

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What to Cut to Make One 12″ Finished Block

I have put the total number of pieces. Cut pieces from your favorite fabrics. Tip: You could sketch the block and color it in with various colors.

Cutting Requirements

Note: I use the 2 at a time method to make the half square triangles in this block. They are made using the 3 1/4″ squares.

BG (Background Fabric) – 3 1/4″ squares – 8 total

Fabrics 1, 2, 3 & 4 – 3 1/4″ squares – 2 from each fabric, 2 1/2″ squares – 2 from each fabric, 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strip – 1 from each fabric

Block Layout

Possible Layouts and Color Ideas

It is always fun trying out different colors and layouts with my Electric Quilt 8 software. These are all made with the same number of blocks. Look how different they all look.

With each block I play around and try to pick a favorite. It’s pretty hard for me to do.

Other Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks

Here are the blocks that I have made in this YouTube series. (Click on the photo to go to my blog post). They are all different in so many ways. Which one do you like best?

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way you will always know when I put out a new video! Happy Quilting! – Claudia

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