Tutorial: Brackets Baby Quilt + Giveaway

Would you like to learn how to sew this Brackets quilt pattern? It uses the HST 8 at a time method!

Brackets Quilt


This is a crib-size quilt pattern using 4″ half-square triangles.

Brackets Quilt
Brackets quilt top in the snow

– Two 9″ x 9″ squares of 8 coordinating fabric prints (16 squares total)
– 1 yard White fabric for sashing
– 1/4 yard Teal fabric for border

Cutting Directions:
– For sashing between blocks, cut 8 strips 14-1/2″ x 3-7/8″
– For vertical sashing, cut 3 strips 6″ x 42″
– For teal borders (see below), you’ll need 2 strips 3″ x 46″. (Piece together shorter strips as needed.)
– For white borders (top and bottom), you’ll need 2 strips 3″ x 46″.  (Piece together shorter strips as needed.)

Brackets Quilt

1) For instructions on assembling the HSTs 8 at a time, visit this tutorial. Construct HST units as pictured. You may use 8 printed fabrics and arrange the “bracket” units so that the inverse color scheme is shown in blocks with the same fabric combo.

Brackets Quilt

2) Arrange 8 HST bracket units (made of 8 HSTs each) in two columns of four, so that you are pleased with the color arrangement. Sew together blocks 2 and 3 in each column.

3) Sew sashing between the blocks and on the top and bottom of each row, as pictured.

4) Sew sashing strips through the center and to the left and right of your columns.

5) Add teal border strips to the top and bottom.

6) Add white border strips to the top and bottom.

7) Baste, quilt and bind as desired.

Organizing Fabric Scraps


I thought it would be a fun time for a giveaway. The prize will be a flat-rate box of fabric scraps from my stash, for your next quilting project. I am getting ready to move, so I’ve got lots and lots of scraps of all sizes that need to move to a good home!

1) Please leave a comment with your favorite colors to quilt with. Or favorite fabric designer, motif (geometric, florals, novelty, etc.) What do you love these days? This way, I’ll know what fabrics to send you if you win.

2) Followers of my blog (old and new) may leave a second comment.

I’ll choose a random winner a week from today’s post. International entries welcome. Good luck!

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!