Quilt Block Project - 3 1/2” Squares


I was looking on the net today and found some inspiring quilt block images using 3 1/2 inch squares. And so the project began… I rummaged through some of the scrap fabrics that we have around and managed to find quite a bit that could accommodate the 3 1/2 inch squares that I needed.


All you need is some coordinating fabrics, cutting mat, rotary cutter, and quilting ruler. Or if you don’t have those cutting tools on had a pair of fabric scissors, ruler, and a marking utensil will work as well.



Begin by cutting the fabric into 3 1/2 inch wide strips.

Now layer those strips on top of each other and cut in the opposite direction to form 3 1/2 squares.


Arrange your square into a pleasing pattern. Mix the colors and pattern textures around to create some interest. The design is up to you!


Now it’s time to join the pieces together. Using 1/4 inch seam allowance, join the pieces together one row at a time. Once you have joined the rows together, iron the seam allowance open or press to one side.

Once you have your individual rows, it’s time to stitch them together. Line up your seamlines as best you can and begin sewing the rows right side together at 1/4” seam allowance. Iron your seam allowance open or to the side once more and your quilt block is complete!


If you try this project please feel free to share images! Join our Flickr group SEW Moni, SEW You. Lets inspire one another!

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