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tutorial: cowboy boot quilt pattern

It just keeps coming back to cowboys. I made this cowboy boot quilt awhile back, for my mom’s B & B, Slot Canyons Inn, in Escalante Utah- the heart of cowboy country. Ever since then, I continually get asked for the cowboy boot quilt pattern. So, here it is folks. As you can see I prefer the bold colors and patterns. But if you decide to make your own, then feel free to color it up any way you like, pardner. Here’s the block piecing part of the pattern. You can see the joining-of-the-blocks steps here.
And, I’m making another one of these boot quilts- shrinking the pattern a bit too because what’s better than tiny cowboy boots?
cowboy boot quiltcowboy boot quiltCowboy Boot materials and cutting for a 4 boots x 4 boots quilt version:

Block size: 7 1/2″ X 7 3/4″ Quilt size: 41 1/4 X 42 1/2
Requirements are based on a 40″ fabric width
Light Print: 1 1/8 yds. for 2 borders 2″ X 37 3/4″ (top and bottom),
2 borders 2″ X 35 3/4″ (sides),
3 sashes 1 1/4″ X 34 3/4″,
12 sashes 1 1/4″ X 8 1/4″,
60 O, 8 P, 8 PR, 32 S
Stripe: 1 3/8 yds. 2 borders 2 1/2″ X 44 3/4″ (sides),
2 borders 3 1/2″ X 43 3/4″ (top and bottom),
binding 1 1/2″ x 5 yds.
Lg Print Scraps: 1/2 yd. 16 N
Sm Print Scraps: 3/8 yd. 8 Q, 8 QR, 8 R, 8 Rr, 8 T, 8 Tr
Lining: 2 3/4
Batting 4″ wider and longer than quilt top

cowboy boot quilt instructionsNote that for each boot block, you need 1 N cut from a large-scale print, 1 Q (or Qr) and 1 R (or Rr) cut from the same small-scale print, and 1 T (or Tr) cut from another small-scale print.

Prewash fabrics. Damp dry and press. Prepare templates by printing the above and below patterns so the bottom of the P & PR and the middle of the N piece measures 7″. Cut patches as listed in the box (directions) above. All border strips and the long sash include 2″ extra length for insurance plus 1/4″ seam allowances. The short sashes are the exact length required.

cowboy boot quilt block Make 8 blocks like the block diagram above, and 8 blocks that are reversed. Follow the steps below to complete the squares:

P to Q copySew the P and Q sections together, then press the seams flat with an iron.

cowboy boot quilt blockSew the P/Q section to the N/O section and press with an iron.

cowboy boot quilt block1. Sew O to R.
2. Sew S to R, sew S to T.
3. Press seams.
4. Sew R section to T section and press.

cowboy boot quilt 1. Sew P section to N section, press seams.
2. Sew P/N to R/T section, press seams.
Repeat this process for all 16 squares.

cowboy boot quilt block


  1. Lisa Yarost

    February 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

    This is adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us. 🙂

  2. NoelleOlpin

    February 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for looking, I’m glad you like it!

  3. kalamitykelli

    February 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    This is beautiful! I got confused at the second tutorial picture 🙂 but still – I love it!

  4. NoelleOlpin

    February 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    What? Kelli, I though you’d be right onboard with all your pieces cut out by this afternoon?! 😉

  5. thorne garnet

    February 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    how funny is this: your last 8 posts just popped up today. I was thinking. man, she’s a busy one, then read the dates. Now I want an outdoor shower

    1. NoelleOlpin

      February 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Weird… I’ve heard there are some issues here at the blog- as I troubleshoot can you tell me how you receive posts so I can fix things and you won’t be delayed in dreaming about outdoor showers?

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