How to Make the Hourglass Quilt Block

Great on its own or as part of a larger quilt block, the hourglass is one of those must-know patterns.  This handy tutorial from Adventures of a DIY Mom shows how to make one.

In the article you will find a step-by-step tutorial along with detailed photographs.  You will also find a video tutorial.  Best of all is a detailed chart which has cutting sizes for eleven different sizes of the hourglass block.  Wow!

The tutorial has an easy method for assembling the block.  This is helpful because that centre point can be tricky for beginners.

Considered one of the essential blocks in quilting, the hourglass can be found in such familiar blocks like the Ohio Star and Broken Dishes.

You can find this free tutorial here: Hourglass Quilt Block

[photo from Adventures of a DIY Mom]

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