Sew Easy: Making Tilted Blocks

Sew Easy: Making Tilted Blocks

Using a template to create tilted blocks results in a uniform angle. Below you’ll find both video and image+text tutorials for this technique with clear, step-by-step instructions. PLUS—if you’ve found this lesson useful, you can download a copy of this AND many more Sew Easy lessons in our FREE eBooklet Sew Easy Lessons: The Essential Collection of Quilting Techniques. Click here to download your copy of this lesson plus many other tried-and-true patchwork tutorials!

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Sew Easy Instructions

  1. Make block as described in project instructions.
  2. Using a dark permanent marker and template plastic, make marks on template square as described in project instructions, connecting marks.
  3. Place template over block, aligning drawn square with center square of block as shown. Draw around template.
  4. Using a large square ruler, cut on drawn line, double-checking to ensure you have adequate seam allowance beyond center square.
  5. In same manner, cut remaining lines to complete one tilted block.

Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 45mm Rotary Cutter, and Havel’s 12-½” Fabric Ruler. Check out Havel’s Sewing for more information and a complete catalog.

Other products include Aurifil 40wt. cotton thread (fuchsia), pencil, permanent marker, template material, wool pressing pad, travel iron, starch.

Machine featured is the performance icon™ by PFAFF®. To find a retailer near you, visit

Fabric from Garden Glory collection by Maja Ronnback and Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand, both for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics.

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