The Split Quarter
quarter square triangle, the split quarter square triangle is a
quilting block with many uses. It is a frugal, easy to construct block. It is used to make many
different blocks. It is one of the most popular basic building
On this page we are going to use
simple measurements, and make a block that is 6 1/2 inches
raw, or 6 inches finished.
the information on how to make
quarter square triangles. You begin by cutting 2 squares.
Use a dark and light fabric. Cut them 7 1/4 inches raw ( We
added 1 1/4 inches to the finished block size. Review the
quarter square triangles page for that measurement).
a diagonal fold on the white fabric.
Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line.
Cut down the center,
the block open, and trim off the bunny ears.
The next step is the difference.
When you made a
quarter square triangle you put the blocks just just constructed
right sides together.
For the second step in making the split
quarter square triangle, you will be cutting a new square and
placing it right sides together with the
half square triangle just made.
half square triangle page you were told that when you make a
triangle you lose 3/8 of an inch. If you measure the block you
just made, it will be 6 7/8 raw. Cut your new square 6
7/8 inches. Choose a medium to dark fabric.
Do the step above again, sewing on both
sides of the diagonal line. When you are done, cut and
you will have the unit pictured at the top of the page.
Here are some of the designs you can
make with this block. Be aware that when you make this block with 2
squares, you are making mirror pieces. As you can see, this block can be used
to make a 9