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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Stack and Cut Crazy Squares

My First Tutorial!

You will need at least four different fabrics cut at 6" square. 

To construct each block follow the following proceedures: 

    Stack four fabrics at a time. 
    Make a slice through fabrics with your rotary cutter. 
    Stay with in 1/2" of the corners. 
    Take the top fabric from one of the two halves and put it on the bottom of the pile. 

Sew the two halves together with a 1/4" seam. 

Press your seams. 

Make sure you keep your block in order as you sew and iron. 

Don't worry about squaring your blocks yet, we'll do that after we sew the second cut back together.

Stack your blocks again. 

This time cut your blocks in two on the opposite side of your first cut.

Now take the top TWO pieces from one of the two halves and put them on the bottom of the pile. 

 Sew the halves together then press seams.

Square up to 5" square. 

NOTE: Any size of block can be made. Just cut your beginning squares 1" larger than what you want your unfinished pieced square to be. 

Vary the angles in which you cut your squares. This will give each set a different look. 

Use this technique to make placemats (see next tutorial!), table runners, wall hangings, hot pads, baby quits, full sized quilts etc! 

Please, if you see an error or if anything is not clear, leave a comment so I can fix it. 

Let me know if you make some, I'd love to see your blocks!


Anonymous said...

I love your stack and cut squares, do you have the pattern that takes it one step further and sews the pieces together then flips the square and makes a cut then continues that way so it almost looks like the center of the block is framed? I saw the pattern in a book and I can't seem to find it.

MaryLu said...

Would this work with charm packs too? I have an adrable set o Mary Englebreit fabrics, I'm just dieing to do something cute with them!