- Determine the size squares to cut out of two different fabrics by taking the desired finished size of the block and add 1¼”. Our block should finish at 6½”, so begin with one dark and one neutral (not white) fabric, measuring 7¾” square. You will ultimately four fabric squares to submit a total of four QSTs.
- Lay the pieces right sides together, and draw a line on the lighter fabric from corner to corner; and then again from the opposite corner to corner, as shown below.
- Using a ¼” seam, sew along each side of just one of the lines, as shown in figure 1. Cut on the line perpendicular to the stitches as shown in figure 2. Cut again between the stitch line as in figure 3. Press the seams toward the dark fabric. (This is very important. Please do not press your seams open.)
- Then swap two pieces from this set with two pieces from your second set, sew the two-piece sets together, and press your seams in one direction. You will have two QSTs from each set of 7¾” squares. Submit four QSTs total.
We want our blocks to look somewhat like these.