Free Quilt Pattern – Hankie in Your Pocket

In this quilt, a hankie can be found in every other square of the quilt – with a ‘pocket’ made from the borders of the blocks. The alternating blocks are a twist on the traditional 9-patch quilt, sending the ‘X’ found in the 9-patch radiating outwards and drawing our attention back to each of the hankie pockets. In the drawing below, each of the hankie squares is marked with an “H” to help you with the layout. The finished quilt top will be approximately 86” x 114”.

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Hankie Square Patch Square

Yardage Needed

  • Hankie Fabric (Enough for 18 but buy 6 extra – because you will lose approximately one hankie in each fabric row, when you fussy cut the 18 hankies you need).
  • 2 1/4 yd Yellow Strip around Hankie
  • 1 5/8 yd Vintage Blue Cornerstone Block Fabric (X) fabric
  • 1/4 yd each of three different light fabrics
  • 3/8 yd each of three different medium fabrics
  • 2/3 yd each of three different dark fabrics
  • ¾ yd of 1st Border (9 strips 2 ½” wide)
  • 2½ yds of 2nd Border and Binding (Border 10 Strips 6”) (Binding 10 Strips 2 ¼”)
  • Backing
  • Batting

Making a ‘hankie’ square:

  1. Fussy cut the hankie material to a 10½” square
  2. Cut 3 – yellow strips 10½” WOF. Sub-cut into 36 (10 1/2” X 2½”) strips (left & right borders)
  3. Cut 3 – yellow stripes 14½” WOF. Sub-cut 36 (14 1/2” x 2½”) (top & bottom borders)
  4. Stitch the left and right borders to the hankie square.
  5. Stitch top and bottom borders to the square.
  6. Repeat for a total of 18 squares.

Making the patch squares – this is for 6 squares (You will repeat 2 more times out of two different color-ways making a total of 18 squares. You will have 1 extra block.)

  1. Cut 7 – 2½” x WOF strips, Vintage Blue (X Fabric)
  2. Ruler

  3. Cut 2 – 2½” x WOF strips, Light Fabric
  4. Cut 2 – 6½” x WOF strip, Medium Fabric
  5. Cut 2 – 10½” x WOF strip, Dark Fabric
  6. Sew together one Vintage Blue strip, one Light Fabric strip, and one Vintage Blue strip. (see fig. 1), sub cut into 12 (6 ½” x 2 ½”) strips
  7. Sew together one Light Fabric strip, one Vintage Blue strip, and Light Fabric strip. (reverse of fig. 1). Sub cut into 6 (6½” x 2½”) strips.
  8. Sew 2 strips from step 1 and 1 strip from step 2 to make a nine patch block.
  9. Cut 2 medium fabric strips 6 ½” WOF
  10. Take one of the strip and sub-cut into 12 (6 ½” X 2 ½”) stripes Add to sides of 9-patch.
  11. Take the second strip and sew a 2 ½” vintage blue strip to each side WOF. Sub-cut into 12 (10 ½” X 2 ½”) (fig 2) Add to top and bottom of 9-patch
  12. Cut 2 dark fabric strips 10 ½” WOF.
  13. Take one of the strip and sub-cut into 12 (10 ½” X 2 ½”) stripes Add to sides of block.
  14. Take the second strip and sew a 2 ½” vintage blue strip to each side WOF. Sub-cut into 12 (14 ½” X 2 ½”) Add to top and bottom of block.

Finishing Quilt
When all blocks are finished (18 hankie blocks, and 17 patch blocks), sew together as shown in the diagram at the beginning of the instructions. Add two borders around the completed blocks. Bind, layer and quilt. Enjoy!

All rights reserved. A copy can be made for personal use. You can not use for commercial production without written permission.

 

Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing
Sheila

2 thoughts on “Free Quilt Pattern – Hankie in Your Pocket

  1. Sharon Odahl says:

    I was in Onalaska for your morning group. I have many of old hankies that I have been wanting to do something with. Thanks for the interesting hour and a half that we had. Sharon

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