Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd

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.

2” squares finish at just over 2” QST’s
2 1/2” squares finish at just over 2 3/4” QST’s
3” squares finish at 3 1/2” QST’s
4” squares finish at 4 3/4” QST’s

I love this method! The points are almost perfectly joined each time.

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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