|10 inch square pre-cut: a layer cake|
|press in half (this should be wrong sides together, the photo is wrong here)|
|press in half again, you now have a the 10 inch square pressed marked in to fourths.|
|Here is your 5 inch square: a charm square|
|do the same press markings, press in half (this should be right side out)|
|press in half again, now it is in fourths as well|
Now, place the charm square atop the layer cake square, line up the horizontal and vertical press marks.
Still with me? Now fold the top down over the charm square. make sure that top edge of the charm square is covered, press, secure with clip or pin.
Press your block well, the seams tend to favor an outward direction. Then do the same treatment to the other two sides of the block. Fold the large block over the small one, press, pin, stitch and press again. Now, without cutting all kinds of little pieces you have a Square in a Square Type of Block.
I know, neat, huh? Please watch the video, Peg explains it so much better and she gives you several other ways to manipulate the process to make other blocks. Duly impressed I am. No raw edges.
- After making a few practice blocks, I prepped the whole package of layer cake and charm squares. They are all ready to sew.
- Because the back seams are all enclosed and finished this would work well for an unlined/not quilted table covering.
- The fabric is Paisley Park by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda.
- When I get to the next step, I'll show you what I plan.
Peg Spradlin makes a Fold and Sew Quilt
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