Easy Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks Tutorial

The hourglass quilt pattern seems intimidating, but Fat Quarter Shop on Youtube makes it super simple with this quarter-square triangle blocks quilt. With this tutorial, you can even make your quilt top with perfect points. Its easy, beginner-friendly, and has a gorgeous pattern. Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step-by-step instructions.

Materials:

  • one layer cake or 42 – 10″ squares
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • 3 & 1/4 yards backing

Shuffling:

(sort layer cakes into two sets of  21 prints, light and dark.)

  • 21 – 10″ light and medium print squares (Fabric A)
  • 21 – 10″ dark print squares (Fabric B)

Cutting:

  • cut the binding into 6 – 2 & 1/2″ x WOF strips (Fabric C)
  • click here for the free pattern

Directions:

Step 1

To start, pick two random from both stacks. Put them together (light and dark), and draw a line using the creative grids 15″ seam guide on each side diagonally. Stitch directly on the drawn line, then cut right into the center line. Make a total of 42 half-square triangles, then press the seams open. Once you have 42 half-square triangles, put two squares where the seams are in the same direction (trying to alternate the dark and the light), find the center, and ensure your seams are lined up. Secure with a pin on the center, then draw a line and sew.

Lining the fabrics to make the quarter square triangle block
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube
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Step 2

After sewing, cut in the center, then press open. Make 42 of these hourglass units. Once you have all 42, trim them up to 8 & 1/2″ square. Next, put two units, right sides together. Make sure your seams touch exactly. Pin to secure, then sew.

Trimming the square to finish the quarter square triangle block
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube

Easy Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks Tutorial

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