Letters from Home Quilt Pattern

Here is how I made the pattern for this quilt using the adorable Hometown by Sweetwater fabric generously provided by the Fat Quarter Shop:

This quilt uses two charm packs of Hometown by Sweetwater

and approximately 1 yard of cream quilters cotton.  The quilt ends up being about 28″x33″,  a baby quilt

First separate out your charm pack into groups of 4 and piece together, ironing the seams flat.  This picture only shows 9 sewn squares (36 little squares) but to get the right size you need 12 (48)

Then I stacked up all my (approximately) 10×10 four-squares and turned it diagonally to cut off the corners.

Here’s an important tip:  make sure that the squares are truly square so that they are 7×7.

And here’s something that’s going to happen…the corners are probably not going to all line up perfectly, unless you decide to cut each square individually.  But I liked the slightly wonky look.

Lay out your squares how you want them and for the sashing, cut 15 2×7 pieces of the cream and lay them between it.

Okay here’s where you’re going to be a little confused. I actually added one more row of squares and sashing because I thought it was too small.  Remember that previous picture of the 9 squares?  You should do 12 THERE not here.  I ended up sewing together the triangles I clipped off and they were smaller so I had to trim all my squares.  Just extra work for me, so don’t make my mistake.

After you sew in all the in-between sashing, cut two strips that are 2″ wide and whatever length your squares are long.  Like this:

Then I added two more sashing borders on the sides that were 4″ wide rather that 2″.

And that’s the whole top!

The rest is basting, backing, quilting, and binding.  I used the rest of the charm pack to make the binding.  If you don’t make a billion last minute changes like I did, this top should come together very quickly.

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  1. I really like this for a fast baby quilt. Very nice! I like the slight wonkiness, too. Thanks for the tute!

  2. just curious, but did you do anything with the little scrap triangles?

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I wanted to but I have so many other projects and craft supplies that I ended up just throwing them out! (Cringe!)

  3. After cutting off all of the corners – the 7′ block that you’re left with is the perfect size for a potholder! Since I’m making potholders for my dearest friends for Christmas gifts this year, they won’t all have to be the same – in fact the’ll ALL be different now! YAY! Thank you!

  4. I don’t understand how you can sew five inch squares together with a 1/4 seam allowance and end up with a 10 inch square. I’m new to quilting so maybe I’m missing something. My final squares ended up smaller — I think 6.5.

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      To tell you the truth, when I posted this pattern I was extremely new to quilting as well so I probably didn’t add something up right either. I think once you square it up, it should be close to 10 inches.

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Also I might not have used a 1/4 inch seam, it could have been 3/8th which was my preference at the time.


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