Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tiny Tuesday - Diagonal Set #2

If the smaller setting squares seem like too tight of a fit, you might want to try this slightly larger version.  It will leave you about half an inch on each side to play with.  

  • 1 tiny Tuesday sampler block - 5 inches unfinished
  • 2 squares of background fabric 5.5 inches each
Cut the background squares in half along the diagonal.  

 Find the center of the sampler block and each of the triangles.  There are several ways to do this.  You may fold each in half and finger press or iron to mark the middle.  You can measure and mark the middle with a pin or a light pencil mark in the seam allowance.
 Match the center of a triangle to the center of the block.  Pin it in place.  Sew a triangle to opposite sides of the sampler square.
 Press the seams away from the center.
 Trim the dog ears of each triangle even with the sides of the sampler block.
 Match the center of the next two triangles to the center of the sampler square and pin.  Sew both triangles to the opposite sides of the sampler.
 The block should be about 8 inches square.  This will leave you plenty of room to trim it to the final size of 7.5 inches.

1 comment:

QuiltGranma said...

Love this, thanks. Not good with math so this really helps!