If you've seen any of my tutorials or visited my blog, you'll know that I'm a sucker for pre-cuts. This block uses charm squares only, which are pre-cut 5" squares. There are so many crafting possibilities with this quick and easy block! If you like using pre-cut fabrics, check out my new online shop at www.QuiltingInTheRain.com. Enjoy the tutorial! :)
Materials for 1 block (measures 9.5" x 9.5" finished):
- four pre-cut 5 inch squares
- four pre-cut 5 inch squares in solid white
Step 2 - Take the solid white 5 inch square and fold all four corners inward as shown below. Press flat with an iron. This will give you a smaller square, where one side has folds and the other side does not.
Step 3 - Place the smaller, folded square on top of the printed square as shown below. The non-folded side should be facing you. Then, secure the smaller square to the printed square by sewing two straight lines from corner to corner of the smaller square. Do not sew the sides down. (I used white thread so you may need to enlarge the image to see).
Step 4 - Since you sewed from corner to corner in the previous step, the sides of the smaller square should be open, almost like little pockets. Fold the sides toward the center of the square and stitch them down, as shown below.
Do this for all four sides:
Step 5 - Repeat the above until you have a total of four.
Step 6 - With right sides facing together, sew the first two blocks in the first row together, then press open with an iron. Repeat for the second row. Then, with right sides facing together, sew rows 1 and 2 together, then press open with an iron.
And there you have it... One stellar block!
Thanks for checking out my very first block tutorial!
-Jera at www.QuiltingInTheRain.com