This is kind of hard to believe, but apparently I never wrote a post about my new alphabet quilt block pattern layout for the Ribbon Letters Quilt when I published it last year! So I thought I’d put something together with all the details, including answers to frequently asked questions, which you can find at the bottom of this post.

alphabet quilt block pattern

TLDR: you can get the new pattern here!

The new layout makes a 50″ x 56″ throw quilt. Each letter measures 5″ x 8″ and there individual measurements and cutting instructions for every block, so you can customize this to make a baby name quilt or wall hanging of any size and with any combination of letters.

Here’s a little closeup of the front:

Ribbon letters alphabet quilt detail

And the back. The binding is a Liberty of London quilting cotton.

Quilt back and binding

Alphabet Quilt FAQs

Here are all the answers to questions I’ve received about this quilt. If you have any questions (or need any help once you start sewing) please leave them in the comments.

Does this quilt use templates or paper piecing?

The Ribbon Letters Quilt is made entirely with traditional patchwork piecing. No templates or paper piecing required!

Is this a good quilt pattern for a beginner?

Yes. I would say that this is a great quilt for a confident beginner. The most complicated part of the quilt is sewing half square triangles (HSTs) … so if you’re comfortable with those, this will be no problem for you.

What are the fabrics used in the quilt pictured above?

For the quilt top on the pattern cover, I used all Kona cotton solids. For the background I used Ballet Slipper, and for the letters I used the colours pictured below. From top to bottom their names are:

Ice Frappe

kona cotton solids

Where can I find the pattern?

The alphabet quilt block pattern is available as a digital download in my shop.


Long arm quilting: The beautiful long arm quilting on the version on the pattern cover was done by Spooled Rotten Quilts.

Kona cotton solids: Are available at many local quilt shops, but you can see the full range here.