Have you ever wondered how to make a Square in a Square quilt block? This block might look complicated, but it’s not! Just follow these easy directions and you’ll be knocking out this quilt block in no time flat!!
Uses for a Square in a Square Quilt Block
This block is sometimes referred to as a “Diamond in a Square” block. The block is so cute all by itself, or when used in various other quilt blocks.
Uses for the quilt block also include blocks like Storm at Sea or Mrs. Brown’s Choice.
Storm at Sea Mrs. Brown’s Choice
This quilt block also pairs nicely when combined with four patch or nine patch blocks in a quilt design.
Honestly, I just love making this block and I think you will too!
Size Chart for the Square in a Square Quilt Block
Many of the directions for making this quilt block require sewing triangles to a square to come up with the finished product. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had good luck sewing with triangles.
It seems whenever I’ve tried to sew a triangle piece together it ends up getting all wonky on me.
That’s what I love about this technique! There are NO triangles involved in the sewing process!!!
The technique for this quilt block uses one large square for the center and four smaller squares that make up the triangle corners. When sewn together it looks like the center square is on point. And it’s so easy to make!
Depending on the size you want your unfinished Square in a Square quilt block to end up being will determine the size of pieces you’ll need to cut out and sew together. Follow the simple chart below to cut the pieces for your Square in a Square quilt block!!
Sewing the Quilt Block
Draw a diagonal line on each of the four small squares.
In opposite corners, and so the diagonal line runs perpendicular to the corner, pin two squares onto the larger square. Sew them to the larger square along the drawn line.
Trim the outside corners ¼” from the seam. Press open toward whichever is the darker fabric, either inward toward the center or outward toward the small triangle corners.
Pin the other two small squares on the other two opposite corners of the center square. Sew along the diagonal line, trim, and press seam to the darker fabric.
Voila! That’s all there is to it!!! You now have a quilt block that you can replicate and incorporate into a future project.
Have fun making this simple and cute little block!!!