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Free Quilt Block! Block 20 of the Quilt Along!

by Beth Cooper

It’s here! The very last block in our Sampler Quilt Along is the Big T Block! It’s hard to believe this Quilt Along is coming to an end. The Big T Block is a fun pattern that always turns out so cute! If you’re new to the Quilt Along, this is just one of the twenty 12 inch quilt block patterns that make up this sampler. Added bonus: they are all free quilt block patterns and you can jump in any time!

Even if you’re not participating in the Quilt Along, this is a great free printable quilt block pattern. You can print or download these easy quilt blocks that look difficult (but really aren’t!). This block would work great repeated in its very own quilt. Instead of making one block, just make 12 or more, depending on what size quilt you want to make.

You can print or download the Big T Block here!

In this Nancy’s Notions Sampler Quilt, the Big T block can be seen in the second row, third from left. (Quilt by Cindy Valbert)

Remember, you can jump into our Sampler Quilt Along at any time! These are easy quilt blocks for beginners. We release one block per week and you can work at your own pace. You can find all the information on the Quilt Along here, as well as links to all of the past blocks.

This is the last block of the Quilt Along and you are probably thinking about backing fabric for your quilt! Backing fabrics are extra wide and allow you to use one large piece of fabric on the back of the quilt, rather than piecing together a backing. There are so many options when it comes to backing fabric. If you want to shop for backing fabric, including the three options pictured above, check out Missouri Star Quilt Co. or click here! They have a large selection of beautiful backing fabrics!

As with all of the blocks, you can choose to make them scrappy or use the same color scheme throughout. A fat quarter bundle works well with this quilt. To shop fat quarter bundles, click here.

Also, don’t forget to square up each block as you go. This ensures all of your blocks will line up when you are ready to sew them all together! You can find the Missouri Star 12 1/2″ ruler below. It is perfect for squaring up those blocks! (Click here to shop for it on Missouri Star!) Not sure how to square up blocks? No worries! There is a tutorial for that posted below. Natalie from Missouri Star does an amazing job showing you how to square up your quilt blocks so that all of your blocks are the exact same size! This makes it so easy to have a quilt that goes together so easily and looks great! Definitely don’t skip this step!

This Missouri Star 12 1/2″ ruler is perfect for squaring up those Sampler quilt blocks! Don’t skip the step of squaring up. It is so important! Not sure how to do it? Watch the tutorial below!

Be sure to check out our Nancy’s Notions Homepage, where you can find links to over 60 different categories of sewing and quilting topics! That’s over 400 articles! Click here!

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Jane Slocum
Jane Slocum
1 month ago

Will there be a follow-up about putting all the blocks together? I am wondering how wide to make the sashing, and how to do the “bricks” that surround the edge. Thank you so much!