Hip to be Square: Tutorial


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As promised, I put together a tutorial to make my quilt I am calling “Hip to be Square”.

Please follow this link to see the completed quilt where it is all quilted and more details are shown.  In the meantime, here is a link to a printable pattern.

A viewer made this quilt already.  If you would like to see her color choices, you can find that here.

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  1. Donna says:

    This is a really neat quilt pattern! Thank you for sharing!

  2. patricia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this great quilt pattern.

  3. Angie says:

    I’m so excited that you shared this tutorial with us. I love this quilt and I think I will pull some fabrics to make a block or three TODAY—smack dab in the middle of all other ‘beginnings’ on my cutting table. :)

  4. Debbie B says:

    Thanks, Jo! This one is a cutie! Should be fun to sew.

  5. Thanks Jo! This is such a fun pattern…perfect for men’s shirts!

  6. Brenda says:

    Thanks I am starting this quilt today.I love plaids and strips. Great for a man’s quilt.

  7. cindy says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. I probably won’t be starting it today, but soon.

  8. Elaine says:

    Thanks for the great printable pattern. Your quilt looks wonderful.

  9. Charity says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Linda says:

    Thank you. This is one I want to do. Good luck with your new machine.

  11. Cute quilt. Thank you for sharing the pattern. This could be a great stash-buster.

  12. Susan says:

    This is such a versatile quilt pattern – looks different with different fabrics – a winner!!! Thanks for the pattern!!

  13. Cathy says:

    Joe – I’d love to have this pattern but for some reason once I pull it up (and I can see the whole pattern on my screen) and then try to print the pattern – my printer says there’s only 1 page and only a portion of the page actually shows up. – is there any way you could email me the pattern and I could print directly from the email? PDF file would be great. Thanks! -Cathy

  14. Is there a way to get a picture only of “Hip To Be Square?” I don’t want everything on the page but do not know how to get the picture without all the other stuff on the page!

  15. Jo says:

    Yes…Just right click on the photo. Copy it and paste it into a Word document.

  16. Alice says:

    What a cute and uncomplicated quilt. I will make this one! I really like your choice of colors and using red and yellow centers keeps my eyes jumping. I especially like that your pattern instructions are so clear and illustrated just perfectly. Thank you for sharing.


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