Split Quarter Square Triangle
The quarter square triangle is another basic building block for
quilters. There are many layouts for this block, and it is used to make
other beautiful quilting blocks.
This block is usually made in pairs.
It is made similar to the
half square triangle quilt block and the
quarter square triangle quilt block.
The first step when making the split quarter square triangle block
is the same as the first step for the quarter square triangle block.
Follow the instructions on the quarter square triangle page.
Remember that you cut the 2 squares 1 1/4 inch larger than the
desired size of the finished block for this first step.
After you have the 2 half square triangle blocks, you are ready for
step 2. Cut a single square of fabric. Cut it the same
size as the half square triangle block you just made. It
will be 3/8 of an inch smaller than the first large square in step
Place this square right sides together with the half square triangle
block. Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite
corner. Notice that the line is drawn over both the light and
dark fabric. Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line, and then cut
down the middle.
up your two blocks, and press. You will have two quarter square triangle
Note: The 2 split square triangle blocks cut from the same
square will always be mirror images of each other.
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