Hello Neighbor! Free 3 Yard Quilt Pattern with House Blocks

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Sew a darling house quilt with just three yards of fabric! This darling throw quilt pattern is perfect to keep in your house or give to a friend.

The Hello Neighbor! 3 Yard Quilt Pattern contains 16 house blocks. Each block is 10 1/2” tall x 8” wide after sewing. The finished size of this throw quilt is approximately 46” x 59”.

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What size quilt does this free pattern make?

Most 3 yard quilts are not very large because they don’t require a lot of fabric. This row house quilt pattern makes a darling throw quilt that is 46” x 59”. Three yards will be enough fabric for the quilt top. You’ll need more fabric for the quilt binding and backing.

And did I mention that there are houses all over this cute quilt? The 16 house blocks are separated by sashing. The vertical sashing, horizontal sashing, and cornerstone blocks are all different fabrics.

How to Choose the Right 3 Yards of Fabric for this House Quilt

All my 3 Yard Quilt Patterns make it easy to pick your fabric. First, find a beautiful ‘focus fabric’ in your stash or local quilt shop. This should be a fabric that sings to you – or that makes you think of the intended recipient of the quilt.

My focus fabric is a darling mouse print from Tilda’s Hibernation Collection. I never thought I would find such a charming fabric collection!

After you have chosen your focus fabric, choose a coordinating fabric and a background fabric. The focus fabric must contrast well with the other two fabrics.

If you follow these instructions for choosing your fabrics, you can’t go wrong, and you probably already have the right 3 yards of fabric in your stash to make a beautiful quilt.

Look how bold and fun the quilt is with bright colors. You might already have the right fabrics in your stash!

Hello Neighbor! Free Three Yard House Quilt Pattern

This free quilt pattern includes instructions for a 10 1/2” x 8” (finished) House Block. This quilt has 16 easy quilt blocks, which is why it is so quick to sew!

The finished throw quilt is approximately 46” x 59”. It’s perfect for snuggling on the couch, hanging on the wall, or making it into a sweet baby quilt.

You will need:

  • 3 one-yard cuts of fabric (a main focus fabric, one coordinating fabric, and one background fabric)
  • a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, and cutting mat
  • sewing machine
  • thread (I suggest thread matching the lighter fabric)
  • ironing board and iron
  • pencil or fabric marking pen

To sew the quilt top into a finished quilt, you will also need:

  • 3 yards of backing fabric (or enough to piece together a 52” x 65” or larger quilt back)
  • a piece of quilt batting at least 52” x 65”
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for the binding

Cutting:

Fabric layout for 1 yard of focus fabric.

Fabric A is your focus fabric. From this fabric, cut:

  • 16 rectangles 5” x 1 1/2”
  • 8 rectangles 5” x 2”
  • 8 rectangles 3” x 2 1/2”
  • 8 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • 8 rectangles 5” x 3”
  • 12 setting rectangles 2” x 1 1/2”
  • 2 squares 9 1/4”
  • 8 rectangles 8 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • 5 strips 2 1/2” x 42” for the outer border
Fabric layout for 1 yard of coordinating fabric.

Fabric B is the coordinating fabric. From this fabric, cut:

  • 16 rectangles 5” x 1 1/2”
  • 8 rectangles 5” x 2”
  • 8 rectangles 3” x 2 1/2”
  • 8 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • 8 rectangles 5” x 3”
  • 2 squares 9 1/4”
  • 8 rectangles 8 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • 16 sashing strips 2” x 8 1/2”
Fabric layout for 1 yard of background fabric.

Fabric C is the background fabric. From this fabric, cut:

  • 16 squares 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”
  • 12 sashing strips 1 1/2” x 11”
  • 5 inner border strips 4” x 42”

Quilt Piecing

Use a 1/4’’ seam allowance and a regular stitch length such as 2 – 2.5.

How to Sew the House Quilt Block

Make 16 Flying Geese Units: 8 in each Color Combination

This method makes 4 flying geese units at a time. You will love it!

1. Use the pencil or fabric marking pen to draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of all the 4 7/8” Fabric C squares. This is a cutting line.

2. Place two 4 7/8” squares right sides together on a 9 1/4’’ Fabric A square,  aligned with opposite corners. The squares will overlap and the drawn lines (from Step 1 above) should make a single diagonal line across the larger square.

3. Sew 1/4’’ away from the drawn line on either side. Cut the piece apart along the line. Fold the small triangles up and press.

4. Place another 4 7/8” square right side down on each piece, aligned with the remaining corner as shown. Stitch 1/4’’ away from the drawn line on either side.

5. Cut apart the pieces along the line. Fold back the triangles and press to make 4 flying geese units. Press. Trim the flying geese units to 4 1/2’’ x 8 1/2’’.

6. Repeat once to make 8 flying geese using Fabrics A and C.

7. Repeat two more times to make 8 flying geese using Fabrics B and C.

House Quilt Block Assembly

1. Sew a 3” x 2 1/2” Fabric A rectangle right sides together with a 2 1/2” Fabric B square along one edge. Open and press. Repeat to make 8 ‘window pieces.’

2. Sew a 3” x 2 1/2” Fabric B rectangle right sides together with a 2 1/2” Fabric A square along one edge. Open and press. Repeat to make 8 ‘window pieces.’

3. Sew two 5” x 1 1/2” Fabric A rectangles right sides together with a window piece in the center. The bottom rectangle on the window piece should match the Fabric A sides. Open and press. Repeat to make 8 ‘Fabric A window panels’.

4. Sew two 5” x 1 1/2” Fabric B rectangles right sides together with a window piece in the center. The bottom rectangle on the window piece should match the Fabric B sides. Open and press. Repeat to make 8 ‘Fabric B window panels’.

5. Sew a Fabric A window panel, a 5” x 3” Fabric B rectangle, and a 5” x 2” Fabric A rectangle together in a row as shown. Open and press. Make 8 ‘Fabric A house panels.’

6. Sew a Fabric B window panel, a 5” x 3” Fabric A rectangle, and a 5” x 2” Fabric B rectangle together in a row as shown. Open and press. Make 8 ‘Fabric B house panels.’

7. Sew a Fabric A house panel, a 8 1/2” x 2 1/2” Fabric A rectangle, and a Fabric B/C flying geese unit together in a column as shown. Open and press.

Make 8 ‘Fabric A House Blocks.’

8. Sew a Fabric B house panel, a 8 1/2” x 2 1/2” Fabric B rectangle, and a Fabric A/C flying geese unit together in a column as shown. Open and press.

Make 8 ‘Fabric B House Blocks.’

Assemble the Hello Neighbor! 3 Yard Quilt

1. Sew 2 Fabric A house blocks and 2 Fabric B house blocks in a row, alternating the house blocks and sewing 1 1/2” x 11” Fabric C sashing strips in between.

Make 2 rows in this order: A-B-A-B house blocks.

2. Sew 2 Fabric B house blocks and 2 Fabric A house blocks in a row, alternating the house blocks and sewing 1 1/2” x 11” Fabric C sashing strips in between.

Make 2 rows in this order: B-A-B-A house blocks.

3. Sew four 2” x 8” Fabric B sashing strips together with three Fabric A 2” x 1 1/2” setting rectangles in between.

Make four horizontal sashing rows.

4. Sew the four house rows together in an alternating pattern, with horizontal sashing rows in between. Add the last horizontal sashing row to the bottom of the quilt top.

Make and Sew the Quilt Borders

1. Piece together the five 4” x 42” Fabric C inner border strips together to make one long strip. Press the seams open. Cut the inner border pieces from this long strip.

2. The expected length of the side inner border pieces is 48 1/2”. I highly recommend measuring the quilt top and cutting all border pieces the correct size. See how to cut the correct size quilt borders. Measure your quilt and cut two strips for the side border pieces. Attach the side inner border pieces.

3. The expected length of the top and bottom border pieces is 42 1/2”. Measure your quilt and cut 2 strips for the top and bottom border. Attach the top and bottom inner border pieces.

4. Piece together the five 2 1/2” x 42” Fabric A outer border strips together to make one long strip. Press the seams open. Cut the outer border pieces from this long strip.

5. The expected length of the outer border side pieces is 55 1/2”. Measure your quilt top including the inner border and cut strips the required length. Attach the side outer border pieces.

6. The expected length of the top and bottom outer border pieces is 46 1/2”. Measure your quilt and cut 2 strips for the top and bottom outer border. Attach the top and bottom outer border pieces.

Finishing the Hello Neighbor! Three Yard Quilt Pattern

1. Cut or piece together a 52” x 65” piece of quilt backing fabric and make a quilt sandwich with the backing, batting, and top.

2. Baste together with fusible batting, pins or basting spray.

3. Quilt as desired. Straight line quilting or cross hatch quilting with your walking foot would be fast and easy. Trim away the extra batting and backing.

4. You will need 5 or 6 strips of fabric for the binding, depending on your fabric width. Cut 2 1/2” tall (or desired height) binding strips. Sew the binding strips together and bind using your favorite method. This is my favorite quilt binding method.

xoxo,

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