Friday, January 29, 2016

Making Star Blocks

I want to make the blocks for my quilt as scrappy as I can. Making 8 at a time not only makes them scrappy but makes the math easy, 8 half square triangles are needed for each block.

Start by cutting 2 squares (for 2 1/2" finished blocks I cut 6" squares). Draw diagonal lines in both directions.

 Place one marked and one un-marked square right sides together and sew a scant 1/4" from the drawn lines.

Press flat

Cut on both pencil lines and vertically and horizontally. Using a small cutting mat if you have one, makes this step easier.

Pressing half of the seams to the pink (dark) and half of the seams to the yellow (light) makes for easier sewing later.

Trim all squares to exactly 2 1/2".

A mock-up block

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