Last week, my sewing group started making quarter-square triangles out of scraps. We love to use scraps for charity quilts, and these quarter-square triangles are so easy and fun that we can't stop ourselves! I decided to include a tutorial so that you can join in on the fun too!
Materials: fabric scraps (8 5"x5" squares), rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine
Time required: 20 minutes tops
Makes: four 6.5"x6.5" quarter-square triangles
1. Cut 8 squares each 5"x5"
2. Sew your eight squares into two four-patches.
(Note: I like to open up the seam on the back so that the seams all pinwheel. This helps avoid bulk and make all of your seams nestle in future steps, which makes matching corners really easy!)
3. Place two four-patches right sides together and sew around the edges.
4. Cut across both diagonals of your connected four-patches.
5. Open up your quarter-square triangles and press!
If you like to watch video tutorials, Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilt Co has an awesome and easy video explaining how to make these "super easy hourglass blocks." These blocks were featured in the most recent issue of Block, the quarterly project magazine put out by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Let me know if you decide to make any quarter-square triangles with this method! I would love to see your projects. Just leave a comment for me here or tag me @lovelyandenough on Instagram. I hope you have as much fun as I am!