
Square
in Square  Page 2 


Place a Color 2 61/2" square right sides together atop one corner of the Color 1 121/2" square,
with outer edges aligned. ( I show them staggered here just so you can see that there are
two layers) On the back of the top square, lightly draw the diagonal, then sew ON this
diagonal line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, and press the remainder towards the
outer triangle. Repeat this with another Color 2 square on the opposing corner... 


Then repeat the same procedure
with the other two squares on the remaining corners, pressing the seams towards the
square. This completes the Square In Square!...or...follow... 

Method Two: 
The Tried and
True Old Fashioned Way...( where you cut triangles to match ANY size center
square) 

To make this same unit in
ANY size, there is a simple formula for finding what size to cut corner triangles...
Measure the center square. Divide that
measurement by 1.414. Round that answer up to the nearest 1/8". Add .875. (
7/8") See Example below: 


Measure your center square. Let's
say this equals 4 "... 


Divide 4 by 1.414 to get the
size the corner squares need to be. =2.829...now round that UP to the nearest 1/8" =
2.875 (or 27/8") Now add .875 ( 7/8") =3.75...so, you need two 33/4"
squares, each cut once on the diagonal to get four half square triangles. 


...which you then sew to opposing
corners of your center square, using 1/4" seams. Press seam allowances towards
the outer triangles. Then sew on the remaining two triangles, pressing seam allowances
towards the center square....on to Page 3! 

July12 2000 Marcia Hohn 



Traditional Block 
pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com 
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