The quarter square quilt block is another basic quilt
block that is used over and over by every quilter. Unlike the
half square triangle quilt block, the bias edges are the two
This block is also made in pairs, like the half
square triangle quilt block. It starts the very same way. However,
it is a two step process, and the squares are cut larger.
need two squares to make a pair of these blocks. Cut them 1
1/4 inch larger than the measurement you want for the finished size
of the block. You can make them a little larger if you want to
trim the block when you are done.
Once again you draw your diagonal line, run a 1/4
inch seam down both sides of it, and cut the block on the diagonal
Now you take your two half square triangles, and
place them right sides together, dark against white, and run another
diagonal line across the back of one of the blocks. Run your
1/4 inch seam down both sides of the line, and then cut on the drawn
You now have two similar blocks, as in the pictures at the tops
of the page and the purple block construction illustration below.
Steps 1 and 2
Step 2 and the finished block
Quarter Square triangles with