Stitch and Flip | Lessons

Stitch and Flip

Here is an easy way to make triangles on the corners of square patches without cutting triangles and working with stretchy bias edges.

Prep: Cut (1) 3″ square and (2) 1 3/4″ squares

With right sides together, align a small square in one corner of the 3″ square as shown. Draw a seam line diagonally from corner to corner of the small square. Sew on the line. Trim seam allowances to 1/4″, flip open and press toward the corner.

Likewise, sew a small square to the adjacent corner of the 3″ square. Trim and press.

There are lots of ways to use this technique. Cut more 1 3/4″ squares and continue sewing the squares around the base fabric for a “square in a square” block. Make flying geese blocks using a 1 3/4″ x 3″ base fabric and the same size squares. If you make the 1 3/4″ squares smaller and sew to the base fabric on all four corners you now have a snowball block. Think of the possibilities!



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