You asked for it...you got it!
I'll show you how I make the
"no triangle cutting square in a square"
I'll show you how while I make the above block.
As you can see...
there is a"square in a square"
segment in each corner of the block
for a total of four.
The finished size of the block is
6" x 6".
So just like I have
That means each square in a square segment finished size is 2" x 2".
So I add the normal 1/2" for seam allowances to come up with my cutting size for
the large square...
which is is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Because there is a small triangle on each corner of the large square...
and the large square measures
2" x 2" finished...
I know that the small triangles will
finish at 1" across.
That means I cut them
1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square.
Place a small square in one corner of the large square (right sides together)
...making sure that you line it up perfectly as possible and stitch from corner to corner.
This is what all four of them look like at this point....but wait!
There is no need to trim or press them
You can add the small square that goes on the opposite corner first because they are small enough that the 2 small squares won't overlap each other...love it:)
Now you can go ahead and give them
a quick press...
And a quick double trim:)
Now you can go ahead and add the remaining small squares on the other corners in
the very same way.
Press towards the small triangles
And there you have it!
a square in a square segment
that was easy to cut...
and measures an accurate
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
and was sew easy to make!
I placed mine on my
and took it back over to my machine...
to stitch it together into a block:)
6" x 6" finished block
Plaid = Lily & Will
Dot = Annie's Farm Stand
White = Sew Cherry
White = Sew Cherry
Brown = ?
I think I have one more
"Easy Square Tutorial" left in me...
that is if you are still interested
after all that I have posted already...
Sew sorry if I am giving you
way too much information:)