There are several variations of the Double Hourglass quilt block, depending on the source for the layout and design. In this article, I’ll show you how to make the Double Hourglass 1 Quilt Pattern that is popular with quilters today. This block is also referred to as the Double Spool quilt block. This quilt block is easiest to make if you have a special right triangle quilter’s ruler available. Each ruler works a little differently, but the basics of cutting and sewing the block are the same.
The Double Hourglass 1 quilt is called that due to the shapes formed by the two fabrics used in this quilt block. Here is layout for this version of the Double Hourglass 1 quilt block:
It’s fairly easy to put together, if you are comfortable working with fabric cut on the bias. All you need is a strip from each of your fabrics. Here is a fabric calculator for popular sizes (and the formula if you want a different size).
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Double Hourglass 2 quilt block has two hourglasses that are diagonal on either side of a center square. A very different look, but still two hourglasses.