General Description: This block is a square in a square.
Cutting Directions: to make one block
- Pink - cut 4, 2 1/2" squares
- White - cut 1, 4 1/2" square
- Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 2 1/2" square (there should be 4)
- Align a 2 1/2" square with a corner of the 4 1/2" square with right sides together and drawn line parallel to the corner.
- Sew next to the diagonal line. Place your stitches just tot he corner edge of the line. I used the presser foot as a guide and let the line go under the metal right at the edge of the sewing area.
- Fold 2 1/2" piece back to reveal a 4 1/2" square with one colored corner. There should be three pieces of fabric meeting in one corner.
- Press toward corner.
- Do this to each corner of the 4 1/2" square.
- Leaving a 1/4" seam allowance, trim the excess fabric from the back of block.
Helpful to remember: To alter the size of this block....
- Determine the size of the finished block that you desire.
- Add 1/2" to all sides (seam allowances)
- Cut a square of fabric this size for the base of your block. (That would be the white in the example above.)
- Divide length of patch cut by 2 and add 1/4"
- Cut four squares of fabric this size for the corners of your block. (That would be the pink in the example above.)
- My finished block is 4" square
- Add 1/2" to all sides and I get a 4 1/2"
- Cut a 4 1/2" square for base of block
- Divide 4 1/2" by 2 and get 2 1/4"
- Add 1/4" to that and get 2 1/2"
- Cut 4, 2 1/2" squares for corners.