Eliminate the Wonky from Square-in-a-Square Blocks
August 31, 2018 |
| Quilting How-To
This Ingenious Technique Makes Every One Perfect!
It you’ve ever had to make Square-in-a-Square blocks you already know how easy it is to create blocks that are a bit (or a lot!) wonky. Adding triangles to a square is problematic, as the bias edges on the triangles tend to stretch.
More modern methods work better for some. The “connector corners” method eliminates stretchy triangles, but unless your stitching is perfectly accurate you can easily end up with mis-shaped blocks. Paper piecing is more accurate, but many quilters don’t care for the process (learn more about both here).
Julie Cefalu, from The Crafty Quilter, uses a genius technique that combines the best of both methods and eliminates the drawbacks. The result is perfect Square-in-a-Square blocks every time.
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