It's 5x the fun to make a Double Necktie Quilt Block

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The Double Necktie quilt block, pattern and instructions

Skill Level: Beginner

Grid: 3x3, 9-patch

The Double Necktie quilt block is a variation on the Bow Tie block.

Both are made with simple connector corners. No triangles to cut.

Double your fun with two neckties in each block that are sewn as a 9-patch instead of the usual 4-patch. Choose from 5 sizes.

Let's get started!




General Instructions


Seam allowances (SA) are a quarter inch unless otherwise noted.

For pressing, first press the patches flat as sewn to set the seam and meld the thread into the fabric. Then open the patches and press again.


Step 1: Cutting the Double Necktie patches


Double Necktie quilt block designDouble Necktie design

Pick two fabrics with enough contrast so the the small, connector corner units don't get lost. This probably isn't a good place for a large scale floral.

If you prefer, choose different fabrics for each necktie. Then cut two #2 and two #3 patches for each 'tie'.

All the numbers in the chart below represent squares, i.e. 2" represents a 2"x2" square.


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Cutting Chart for a
Double Necktie Quilt Block

~ Connector Corners ~

Patch Fabric Qty Finished Block Size
3”4-1/2” 6"9” 12”
1Background5 1-1/2” 2”2-1/2”3-1/2”4-1/2”
2A41-1/2”2” 2-1/2” 3-1/2”4-1/2”
3A41”1-1/4”1-1/2” 2”2-1/2”
Unfinished Block Size3-1/2”5”6-1/2”9-1/2”12-1/2”
Grid Size 1” 1-1/2” 2”3” 4”

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And these are the cut patches...


The patches are cut for your Double Necktie

Step 2: Stitch the Connector Corners (CC)


Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of all four #3 patches.

With right sides together, align two edges of a #3 with a #1 background patch.

Stitch on the line.


Stitch on the drawn line.


Trim the excess away from the small #3 on the side closest to the corner, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press.


After trimming (left) and after pressing (right)

Repeat for a total of 3 background squares. Set two aside.

Add the final #3 to the corner diagonal from the stitched #3. Trim and press as before.

You now have one #3 with two CCs, two with one CC, and two with none.


Step 3: Assemble your Double Necktie quilt block


Lay out the cut squares and connector corner units to create the Double Necktie design.



Stitch them into rows, pressing towards the #2 squares (green dots) to minimize bulk.



Stitch the rows together. The seam allowances nest to make matching a breeze!

This is the finished Double Necktie block.



And from the back it looks like this. No triangles!



Looking for another Necktie or Bow Tie block?


3D Bow Tie quilt block tutorial


Try this 3D Bow Tie tutorial.

Simple four patch construction from 5 equal squares.

It couldn't be easier!




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