Granny Square Progress

I’ve been sewing! And I love these blocks. I thought today I would show how I approach sewing these blocks. Of course, designing is the first part!

I use a wool mat to transfer pieces to and from the machine and design wall. My squares were cut 3 1/2”. The side triangles are 5 inch QSTs. The corner triangles will be 3 inch finished HSTs.

First I sew diagonal rows. You can see that my side triangles are oversized.

I press the rows and trim off the dog ears.

Sew the rows together, press, and trim dog ears.

Add the corner triangles.

Trim to 13 1/2 inches.

Here you can see how I pressed the seams.

Back to sewing. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Granny Square Progress

  1. Mary H. says:

    I’ve been wanting to make Granny Square blocks but most patterns have bias edges on the side triangles. Yours don’t! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Bev says:

    Great tutorial. I have been wanting to make this block for years. Thank you.

  3. patti leal says:

    thanks for the quick tutorial. the fabrics you have chosen are great. i’ve not seen them. can you share designer, fabric line, etc? thanks. patti in florida

  4. oh I just love Granny Square blocks!! I need to add one of these projects to my list 😍

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