Baseball Quilt Pattern - Free Vintage Quilt Patterns

There are several names and variations of this lovely design of the Single Wedding Ring Quilt, but the block which is set together here is perhaps the most geometric of the variations. You’ll find this a fascinating quilt to make and one that can be worked on leisurely – for once the piecing is memorized, the stitching is easy!



Baseball Quilt Pattern - Free Vintage Quilt Patterns



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Baseball Quilt Pattern


A simple motif to appliqué on a white background for an attractive boy’s room quilt. Quilting instructions plus templates for making a vintage baseball quilt.

Size

Without Border – 60” x 105”; With Border – 70” x 115”

Number and Size of Blocks

35 Applique, each 12” square.

Number of Units for Quilt

138 in Solid; 142 in Stripe.

Materials

4-1/3 yards of 39” wide White fabric for Blocks; 1-3/4 yards of 36” Stripe and 1-3/4 yards of 36” Solid for Units; 2 yards of 39” wide fabric in color for Border.

Quilting Thread

Lining

3-1/4 yards of 72” wide bleached white muslin sheeting. (Launder before cutting to size.)

Cutting Motifs

Cut out units, allowing 1/8” for seam turn in. Cut 35 blocks, each 13” square, allowing 1/2” for seams.

Applique

Press seam allowance back to wrong side on units.

A-Block

Fold block diagonally both ways; crease. Fold 2 Solid and 2 Stripe units in half; pin these crease-lines onto crease of block, alternating stripes and solids and having tips meet at center. Pin a stripe in each corner, having it 1/2” in from edges. Whip-stitch units in place. Make 18 blocks in this manner.

B-Block

Make 17 of these Blocks in same way as A-Block having solid units in each corner.

Setting Quilt

(1/2” seams allowed)

C-Strip

Starting with aN A-Block and alternating with B-Blocks, make a strip of 5 blocks across. Make 4 strips in this manner.

D-Strip

Starting with a B-Block and alternating with A-Blocks, make a strip of 5 blocks across. Make 3 strips in this manner.

Starting with a C-Strip and alternating with D-Strips, stitch the 7 strips together.

Border

Cut fabric into six lengthwise strips, each 6 1/2” wide. Stitch two strips together for each side border. Finding center points of strips; top, bottom and sides of quilt. Matching these center points, stitch strips to quilt. Miter corners.

Lining and Interlining

Cut 1” smaller around than quilt. Place quilt, wrong side up, on floor; interlining on top of it; lining (right side up, smooth out all wrinkles) on top of interlining. Baste from center out through three. Turn in seam allowance on border, and whip-stitch in place.

Quilting

Use a fine running stitch and matching thread to quilt around each unit. If desired, quilt background in straight lines, both lengthwise and crosswise, spacing lines 1/2” apart and being careful to carry thread under motifs.