Tag: Square in a square

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Our block for Day 5 is the Square in a Square, otherwise known as Diamond in a Square. To create a 61/2″ block (unfinished): You will need two contrasting/coordinating fabrics. Cut the centre square-4 3/4″ square From the contrasting fabric, cut 2 x 4″ squares. Cut these squares in half diagonally to form four triangles.…

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A common patchwork unit where getting a good line up can be tricky is the “Square-in-a-Square” unit. Four triangles are sewn around a central square. It should finish as shown in the photo above, with enough of the triangle fabric remaining all round to leave a quarter inch seam allowance beyond the points of the…

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The Square in a Square (or sometimes Diamond in a Square) unit is found in a wide variety of blocks usually as corner units or as the centre. It is incredibly useful as a ‘spacer’ block between busier blocks with lots of pieces and as a border unit – either as ‘cornerstones’, where a plain…