This makes an 8" block, and is part paper piecing, part regular piecing!...or there is an optional set of regular piecing templates!

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Click here for the center PP templates

Click here for the corner template

or, if you prefer, click here for a full set of REGULAR piecing templates!

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 a Maltese Cross Block! You will need to print out one copy of the center template page, and one copy of the corner template per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Instructions following explain the paper piecing way of block construction! A Fat Quarter of each fabric should be plenty!

After your units are paper pieced, join them as shown at left...
Then add the NW and SE corner triangles, using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams towards the center. Add the remaining two corner triangles, pressing seams towards the triangles...and you DID IT! :o) on to Page 2!

Mar 28 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block

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