Resolution Bat Block Tutorial–52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Happy Wednesday!  I have a great tutorial for you today that is completely fitting for Halloween coming up at the end of this month!  Make a few of these batty blocks into a pillow, a table runner, or incorporate them into fabulous Halloween Trick or Treating Bag! It’s easy peasy and super fun! 

Resolution Bat Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 12” x 12”

By twisting the traditional block ‘Resolution Square’ we can create a whimsical Bat block – perfect for Halloween!

Cutting Instructions


Fabric A – Wings (Black)
2 – 2.5” x 4.5”
2 – 2.5” x 2.5”

Fabric B – Bat Body(blue)
2 - 2.5” x 2.5”


Fabric C – Night Sky

6– 2.5” x 2.5”
2 – 2.5” x 4.5”
2 – 2.5” x 6.5”
2 – 2.5” x 8.5”


Fabric D – Accent Corner (Purple)

4 – 2.5” x 2.5”
1 – 2.75” Square



Layout all your fabric like I show in the diagram above. This will help you as you sew.


Start by sewing together the four blocks together. You’ll sew a 2.5” background fabric to either a 2.5” bat wing or a 2.5” bat body square. Press towards the bat.


Then, sew the 2.5” x 4.5” background or bat rectangle to the two-patch you just sewed together. Press towards the rectangle.


You now have four patches for the center of your block. Sew these together.


Take the fabric from the outer border and sew the top three pieces into one strip, the bottom three pieces into another strips and the two side pieces into a strip for each side.


Sew the two shorter sides onto the bat center block first. Press to the border. Finish by sewing the top and bottom to the block. Press to the border.


And with that…your ‘Resolution Bat’ block is finished!

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I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

Hashtag: #52bTT

Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

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