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Quarter-Square Triangle (QST) BOM

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.)

  1. 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.

Aunt Essie’s PB Waffles


One Serving

Preparation Time

10 Minutes, tops


Went to my Aunt’s place on the Chesapeake Bay one year. She made these. I’m not a fan of peanut butter. Well…unless they’re Aunt Essie’s PB Waffles!


Fresh or toasted frozen waffles

Fresh fruit cut up in ½-inch cubes: any combination of melon, grapes, pineapple, banana, apple, strawberries, peaches, blueberries…

Peanut butter

Syrup (photo shows without syrup)


Make fresh waffles or toast frozen waffles. Spread with desired amount of peanut butter. Put the fresh fruit on top, put syrup on top of that. Cut. Eat. OMG.