Letter Home Units: Quilt Along 2020

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It’s week two of the Letter Home Quilt Along, the September quilt for Quilt Along 2020. This week we are making units.

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! September’s quilt is Letter Home.

Letter Home Schedule

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Letter Home Quilt Along 2020

60″ x 60″

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Letter Home pattern. (Note: The original pattern uses larger unit sizes creating a 110″ square quilt. We have resized it for the quilt along.)

Unit Assembly

This week we are making Half Square Triangles and Quarter Square Triangles

Half Square Triangles

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the backside of each background 7″ square.

Lay a marked background 7″ square on a teal 7″ square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Trim unit to measure 6 1/2″ square. Make 16.

Repeat with four background and teal 13″ squares. Trim units to measure 12 1/2″ square. Make 8.

Repeat with four background and orange 7″ squares.

Trim units to measure 6 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Need help making a Half Square Triangle? Watch this video.

Need help trimming a Half Square Triangle evenly? Watch this video.


Quarter Square Triangles

Draw a diagonal line on the back of a background 13 1/2″ square from corner to corner.

Lay a marked background square on an orange 13 1/2″ square right sides together. Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the diagonal line.

Cut apart on the diagonal line and press the seam toward the orange fabric.

Repeat this process with a background and  yellow 13 1/2″ squares to make two more Half Square Triangles.

Mark the back of the background/orange Half Square Triangles diagonally from corner to corner crossing the seam. Layer with the background/yellow Half Square Triangles right sides together opposite of each other.

Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the diagonal line. Cut apart on the diagonal line.

Press the unit and trim evenly to 12 1/2″. Make 4.
Need help making a Quarter Square Triangle? Watch this video.

Lean how to trim Quarter Square Triangles evenly in this video.

September Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. Enter below to win a fun fabric bundle.

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Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

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