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Friday, January 2, 2009
If you want to make a quilt using 5” quilt squares you have the option of either cutting them yourself or purchasing pre-cut quilt squares. If you want to cut them yourself, here are some guidelines on how many quilt squares you can cut from a fat quarter to one yard of fabric:

¼ yard = 8 quilt squares
1 fat quarter = 12 quilt squares
½ yard = 24 quilt squares
¾ yard = 40 quilt squares
1 yard = 56 quilt squares

Nowadays it is easier to purchase 5” quilt squares already cut and they come in something called a charm pack. When buying a charm pack you usually get enough quilt squares to make a small quilt. In addition, the quilt squares in the charm pack are related in color and theme. Not only will this save you time but you will also get to enjoy many fabric designs without having to buy yards of each design.

In today’s step by step tutorial we show you how to make two different types of quilt blocks using pre-cut quilt squares. I used the Moda Pampered Pooch Charm Pack which has delightful designs and the colors are charming.

Quilt Block #1:


Place these two 5" quilt squares right side together:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric:


Sew 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line:

Cut apart on the diagonal line:


Press open to make 2 half square triangles which should measure 4.5" X 4.5" with seams:


I repeated all steps using two other 5" quilt squares from the Moda Pampered Pooch Collection to end up with 4 half square triangles:

Lay them out in the formation of your final desired Quilt Block pattern and sew them all together with a 1/4" seam allowance.

Voila, you have yourself a charming Quilt Block:

Quilt Block #2:

Place two 5" quilt squares right side together:

Sew 1/4" seam allowance on the outside edges:

Cut the fabric layer in half:


Press open to make a "pieced" charm which should measure 4.5" X 4.5 with seams:

I repeated all steps using two other 5" quilt squares from the Moda Pampered Pooch Charm Pack:

Place 2 "pieced" charms right side together:


Sew 1/4" seam on the outside edges:

Cut the fabric layer in half:


Press open to make 2-4 patch blocks measuring 4.5" X 4.5" with seams:

Lay them out in the formation of your final quilt block pattern and sew them together with a 1/4" seam allowance and ....

Voila, you have another cut looking Quilt Block using 5" Quilt Squares:

Following these easy steps you will be able to make two different types of Quilt Block patterns from pre-cut 5" quilt squares that you can integrate into your next big quilt project or use these individual Quilt Blocks to bring other creative ideas of yours to life such as a tote, pot holders, a baby blanket, a dog bandana, etc.


by: Imagine Fabric

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!

I'm new at this and your explanation of this technique was extremely easy to understand.

January 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM  

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