Taco Quilt Block

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Taco Quilt BlockI found a picture of a taco quilt block design but didn't want to buy the pattern, so I made one similar. I figured it out as I went along but I think it turned out very similar. It was later made into a hot pad for a friend who is obsessed with tacos.


Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 1



  1. Cut out twelve 2 1/2 inch squares from assorted yellow, gold, or beige fabrics for the taco shell. Sew three rows of four squares together to form the "shell." Iron and press seams. (I used a picture I downloaded from the internet as a sample of how to put my squares together.
  2. Taco Quilt Block
  3. Next, for the taco fillings, I used a taco colored fabric for the bottom of the taco shell, brown fabric for the meat, red fabric for the tomato, yellow or orange fabric for the cheese, and green fabric for the lettuce. These rectangles were an estimate on size, with the green fabric lined up at the top of the taco shell. Sew this strip of colors to the right side of the taco shell. Cut from top to bottom of this strip so that it is narrower in size than the taco shell squares. Then, cut at diagonals to follow the picture pattern.
  4. Taco Quilt Block
    Taco Quilt Block

  5. Next, it is time to make the back of the taco shell and the lettuce. I used half triangles from two 2 1/2 inch squares of more yellow, beige, or gold fabric and two 2 1/2 inch squares of lettuce (green) fabric (there will be an extra triangle leftover.) I cut the squares in half diagonally and then sewed the half triangles of green and taco colored fabric together and then sewed these together to form the strip as pictured below. I then sewed this strip to the top of the taco shell.
  6. Taco Quilt Block
    Taco Quilt Block
  7. The hard part was squaring off my taco by adding white half triangles to the corners of the taco block. I cut two 2 1/2 inch squares from white and cut them in half diagonally. Then, I sewed them to the four corners. Press all seams and trim the corners to square it off.
  8. Taco Quilt Block
    Taco Quilt Block

  9. Last I added white strip borders to the top, bottom, and both sides. This makes one square. I would suggest making a pot holder rather than a quilt!
  10. Taco Quilt Block

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