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Old 04-28-2012, 10:13 AM
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I saw a tute here concerning making a square in a square. Can't seem to find it. I remember that it was super easy and that you placed a square on top of the previous square.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:35 AM
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Cut two same size squares. sew them together around 4 sides. Pick the one you want to be the outside of the square and draw a line from corner to corner so that you hav an X marked on the block. carefully cut on the lines. Flatten out and iron. There you have it!!! Square in a square!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:57 PM
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Try this link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by drgranny View Post
Cut two same size squares. sew them together around 4 sides. Pick the one you want to be the outside of the square and draw a line from corner to corner so that you hav an X marked on the block. carefully cut on the lines. Flatten out and iron. There you have it!!! Square in a square!!
I'll have to try that. Does it leave a seam allowance that keeps the points?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:45 AM
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Yes it does. sometimes tho you may have to do a scant 1/4" I have found that if you get in a hurry your seams will be off.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:42 PM
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Like this one?
I find that if you cut your corner squares about 3/8" to 1/2" larger than half the size of the base square, you will have a slight "float" of the square in the middle, and that makes your points sharp and crisp when you sew the square-in-a-square block to your next block.
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