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How to Make a Triangle in a Square Quilt Block

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How to Make a Triangle in a Square Quilt Block
The Triangle in a Square block can be constructed a few different ways. While simple, the block can be tricky so let's learn how to successfully piece it together.

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Pinwheel Quilt Block Pattern

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Pinwheel Quilt Block Pattern
The pattern for a basic little Pinwheel block is so easy and so versatile. It is used in making so many other blocks but is also great on its own. The Pinwheel block also makes a great cornerstone block in borders and sashings. 

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How to Sew a Basic Square in a Square Block

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How to Sew a Basic Square in a Square Block
The Square in a Square block is put together like the Snowball block and the Flying Geese block. It is a basic building block for quilting and is easy to do. Let's sew one together!

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How to Sew a Basic Flying Geese Block

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How to Sew a Basic Flying Geese Block
The Flying Geese patch is another basic building block of so many blocks and can be used in a variety of ways.

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How to Sew a Basic Half Square Triangle Block

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How to Sew a Basic Half Square Triangle Block
This is another basic building block for a ton of blocks. The math behind how to figure out how big to cut the squares is pretty easy. If your finished patch is to be 4” square, cut the squares at least 4⅞” square. 

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