Kathleen McMusing has a fun linkup each month with great tutorials and tips. I enjoy visiting the posts to see what new shortcuts or tips I can find. Kathleen also has prizes to draw for once in a while for the bloggers who participate. Last month I won a prize and I’m just waiting for the snail mail to arrive so I can thank Kathleen. I must say that is is so much fun to have happy mail to look forward to. To visit Kathleen’s post with the linky party just click on the logo above. 😉
Today I’m writing a tutorial for QST’s. These fun little blocks are often time consuming and finicky to make, but I have a way of making them 4 at a time.
Start by taking 8 squares of fabric (4 each of two colours). Match the pairs of fabric to make two patches:
Then sew 4 patches with the fabrics on the opposite corners.
Spin the seams and layer two of the four patches right sides together, taking care to match the seams and nest them with pins. Sew 1/4” from the edge all around all four sides of the 4 patch.
Give the blocks a quick press to set the seams. Then cut them on a forty-five degree angle from corner to corner, both ways.
Here are some various sized QST’s made from different sized squares. They can be trimmed to a size you need for your projects.
I love this method! The points are almost perfectly joined each time.