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Tree Quilt Block Pattern

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This is an easy technique to piece a pine tree quilt block from half-square triangles (HST). Piecing up a tree patchwork has never been so easy with the basic HST.

tree quilt pattern

When I sewed the Quilted Snowman Pillow covers, I wanted to make 3 of them a little different, so I added some pine tree quilt patterns as the side panels on one of the snowman pillows. You have seen the one with bird prints, now, this is the tutorial to quilt a tree block with Half Square Triangles (HST). Coming up next is the pinwheel piecing. Piecing up a tree block using the basic half-square triangle units has never been so easy.

Christmas Tree Quilt Pattern

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In fact, I have a question floating in my head while sewing this: Has anyone seen this technique to piece a tree quilt block from HST before? Maybe from books or another website? I was scratching my head and squeezing some brain juices to come out with this pine tree quilt pattern. I hope it is something new that hasn’t been published before. If it is an old technique, I wish I had known it earlier to save my time in designing it 😉

sew tree quilt block

It could be too late for 2012 Christmas….lol…. it sure is too late for 2012, but, plenty of time for 2013 Christmas to piece up a tree quilt block. Save up this tutorial either in your browser’s bookmark or pin it on your Pinterest board.  I love Pinterest as I can see clearly what I had pinned with a picture to show. I hope to see you sewing something with this tree block soon. Remember, time flies, in a blink of an eye, Christmas will be just around the corner.


Happy quilting!

tree quilt pattern

Tree Quilt Block Pattern

Yield: 3″ (W) x 3 1/2″ (H) tree quilt block
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $2 - $6

This is an easy technique to piece a pine tree quilt block from half-square triangles (HST). Piecing up a tree block has never been so easy with the basic HST.

Enjoy sewing them!



  • Sewing machine with 1/4″ patchwork foot
  • Ruler & Roller Cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Iron



  1. a. Prepare 6 pieces of 2-inch square Half Square Triangle (HST) and a tree trunk piece.
    The tree trunk piece is made of 2 nos. of 1 3/4″ white and 1 no. of 1″ square red pieces.

    b. Piece the red trunk in between the 2 whites with 1/4″ seam allowances on each side.

    Tip: To save time, make a longer piece of tree trunk then cut them into 1″ length.tree quilt

  2. Piece the HST together along with the red triangles with a patchwork foot or 1/4″ foot.tree quilt

  3. Press seams open on all pieces as shown in the picture.tree quilt

  4. Trim away 1/2″ from the bottom of the first piece, 1/4″ at each top and bottom of the second piece and 1/2″ from the top of the 3rd piece.tree quilt

  5. Sew to join the pieces to form a tree as shown in the picture.
    Press seams open.tree quilt

  6. The wrong side of the tree quilt block as shown in the picture.tree quilt

  7. Repeat the numbers of tree quilt block you needed to sew your project.
    It is waiting to join a big family of the quilting project.tree quilt

tree quilt


Final tree quilt block measurement: 3″ W x 3 1/2″ H (exclude seam allowance).

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Suzanne Evans

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

What a lovely block. I am getting in early for Christmas being housebound. I am making a table runner and require the block to measure 12 1/2”, can you please advise how to enlarge the tree block to this size. Any advice would be helpful.

Craft Passion

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

The original tree block (after sewn-up) is 3.5" in height and 3" in width. If you want the tree to be enlarged to 12.5" (I supposed you mean the height and after sewn-up) and still look exactly like this tree in proportion, the easiest way is to multiply everything by 3.57 (derived from 12.5/3.5), this includes the seam allowance too. If you can tolerate the tree block to finish with 12.25" Height and 10.5" width) then you may just multiply with 3.5. So, instead of 2" HST, you can make the big HST of 7" square. Sew with a seam allowance of 7/8" instead of 1/4" (you may trim away 5/8" before sewing with 1/4" seam allowance). The same applies to the rest of the dimensions. I hope this quick solution helps, however, it might not be the best solution because of the wastage.


Friday 30th of August 2019

Hello, I LOVE this block and want to put it into a quilt I am making however I need the block to be a bit bigger. So, I was wondering how I would figure the measurements to end up with a 6"x 6 1/2" block? I have been trying to make the adjustments but having trouble with it. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much!


Thursday 14th of August 2014

I have two sons who are farm crazy. I don't suppose you have a similar pattern but with farm machinery? Would be more than willing to pay for it. The Road Runner quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Craft Passion

Friday 15th of August 2014

Sorry, Lucile, I don't have the farm machinery pattern and I have no inspiration to design one yet, but I might design it when the idea hits and share it out :)


Saturday 14th of December 2013

One word, gorgeous!

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