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# Thread: Square in Square without math.

1. ## Square in Square without math.

I told works4me that I'd do picts of this method. Here they are.
I was playing with these leftover pieces last fall when I should have been workin' on my DGSons's Solar System quilt. When DDIL gits pregnant again I'll use these blocks & the other scraps ta make a quilt for that child.
These are just picts of the pieces so you can see how they go tagether.

This one is already trimmed down.

These 2 are not.

Here is my center piece.

Cut 2 squares the same size as the center then cut 'em on the diagonal.

Find the center of the center piece & of the triangle & line 'em up.

Here the 4 triangles are laid by the center piece. As you can see, even discounting the seam allowance, they will be too big. You will need ta trim down.

Here are some other pieces.

2. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

3. Thanks for posting... looks like a great method to prevent the triangles from being too small, which happens to me toooooo often!

4. Thank you, I'm going to give that a try!! :-)

Marysewfun

5. Cute blocks !

6. so, I am guessing as the SIS grows you just keep making the 2 squares for the next row of triangles the same size and then just cut on one diagonal........

7. I've tried this b4, but wound up with lopsided squares. DUH, the key as you showed so well is squaring each one!

8. Good for you for showing this, DublB
A picture is worth a 1000 words!

Originally Posted by RUSewing
I've tried this b4, but wound up with lopsided squares. DUH, the key as you showed so well is squaring each one!
Assemble it fully, then do your squaring up ... be sure to leave the 1/4" allowance where your centre square meets the edge of the new square.

9. Originally Posted by Geri B
so, I am guessing as the SIS grows you just keep making the 2 squares for the next row of triangles the same size and then just cut on one diagonal........
Yes! After ya trim the block up, ya cut the next 2 squares the same size as the new center. Then cut those on the diagonal.

As QuiltE said be sure ta leave the 1/4" seam allowance when ya trim it up.

10. Thanks for the useful tip!

11. very helpful, thanks for posting.

12. Thanks for the picture tutorial. I'll definitely be doing this.

13. Thanks for the tut....I will be bookmarking this....

14. Thank you. Looks like it helped a lot more people than just me.

15. Originally Posted by works4me
Thank you. Looks like it helped a lot more people than just me.

16. Now this one I totally understand. Thanks sew much for sharing!

17. Now THAT would be hard to forget! Thanks for the great tip!

18. Very easy , thank u 4 your work and time

20. wow that is clever and easy

21. awesome! Now if only I will remember it next time I need it. =)

22. I love doing these! But i have an easier way of doing them....start with 2 fabrics facing each other and sew all around it then draw an x on one side and clip in the middle so u can get scissor thru to cut on diagonial line (x) press open and get another square which will be equal size of new block and do it same way as u started, squares will get larger til u want it to a certain size block. No triangles to deal with. But your idea is so pretty too!

23. Originally Posted by nwm50
I love doing these! But i have an easier way of doing them....start with 2 fabrics facing each other and sew all around it then draw an x on one side and clip in the middle so u can get scissor thru to cut on diagonial line (x) press open and get another square which will be equal size of new block and do it same way as u started, squares will get larger til u want it to a certain size block. No triangles to deal with. But your idea is so pretty too!
This is what I love about this board! We have different was ta do things & share 'em all!

24. I always get nervous when I make these. This is good training. Thanks for the tut. Now I'm going to go home and try it.