The diagonal set can make simple squares look like diamonds.
It is a little more difficult to do, but it always gives more movement to a
quilt, and makes the quilt look more interesting and like it was a more
difficult project. The simple quilt below is a great example of how pretty
squares look when given a diagonal set.
beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it
is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many
4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.