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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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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block

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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block
The Nine-Patch quilt block is probably the most used block in the quilting world. It is very easy to sew and sooooo many blocks use the nine-patch layout in construction. We'll go over a few different ways to construct the block.

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How to Sew a Basic Four-Patch Quilt Block

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How to Sew a Basic Four-Patch Quilt Block
This is probably the simplest quilt block to piece together but it can be done in numerous ways and it is the building block (no pun intended!) for so many blocks. 

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