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Introduction to the Single T Quilt Block Pattern
Single T Quilt Block Pattern

The Single T Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell

Single T Quilt Block

There are many different types of traditional T quilts, but this Single T quilt block is one of the quickest and easiest to make. The block is made up of half-square triangle units that come together to form a T.

At first glance, the T block seems a little ordinary, but you can create all sorts of dramatic layouts with the quilt blocks by varying their positions in a quilt.

Combine T quilt blocks to make a scrappy T quilt, or choose a specific color scheme for an entirely different look. How about dreamy florals in shades of rose and cream, with a neutral background and touches of green?

The Single T quilt block would look wonderful sewn in Civil War reproduction prints -- but I'm a Civil War fabriholic and think everything looks good sewn with those prints.

Single T Quilt Block Cutting Charts

The cutting charts assume you will use my easy sandwich method to make half-square triangle units. It you plan to make lots of identical units, you might prefer to sew them on a long or square grid.

Two 12-inch Finished T Quilt Blocks

Background:

  • one 8-7/8" x 8-7/8" square
  • five 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" squares

T Fabric:

  • one 8-7/8" x 8-7/8" square
  • five 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" squares

Two 6-inch Finished T Quilt Blocks

Background:

  • one 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" square
  • five 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

T Fabric:

  • one 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" square
  • five 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Two 3-inch Finished T Quilt Blocks

Background:

  • one 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" square
  • five 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares

T Fabric:

  • one 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" square
  • five 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares

Many quilters use oversize squares to assemble small half-square triangle units, and then trim the units back to the perfect size after assembly. I usually start with oversize squares for all of my units. Perfect sizing is worth the extra time spent trimming them after assembly.

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