This makes a 10-1/2" finished block, and is part paper piecing, part regular piecing :o)

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try the Corner Post Block! You will need to print out four copies of the side unit, and three copies of the center nine patch unit per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Also you will need four corner squares, cut from the provided template. Fat Quarters are fine for this one!

First sew together the nine patch center from your paper pieced units, using all SCANT 1/4" seams, and pressing the seam allowances in opposing directions...

Then add the side units to the nine patch, beginning and ending that seam 1/4" IN from the edges. Shown here is the addition of the top side unit; do the same with the remaining three side units...

Now fold the block diagonally, and stitch from the corner of the nine patch units out to the edge of the "posts". Repeat this with the other two un sewn post seams, by folding the block on the other diagonal...

Next, place a corner square even with the lower corner opening, and stitch from the outer edge to a point 1/4" from its edge...keeping the needle down...on to Page 2
Sept 29 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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