We have another basic quilt block tutorial for you today: the quarter-square triangle. This block takes the regular half-square triangle block one step further, to give you four triangles instead of two. This method also gives you two blocks at once, so it’s great for saving precious quilting time! To begin, you will need two squares the same size. Ours are cut 7.5″, to finish at 6.5″. Give yourself an inch extra of any size to account for seams and squaring up.
Sew two seams, each one 1/4″ away from the diagonal line. Don’t sew on the actual line. We have a piecing foot (Bernina #37), which is 1/4″ to the edge of the foot, which makes this part a lot easier.
Draw another diagonal line on the wrong side of one of the half-square triangles, going in the other direction. Match the squares up with opposite colors matching, nesting the seams for perfect points. You could also sew another set of half-square triangles in other colors and match up different colors to get a fun effect.