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Simpli-EZ Square™ Quilt Block

by Darlene Zimmerman

Simpli-EZ Square™

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1/3 yard for Main Color and Binding
  • 1/8 yard for Accent Color

Cutting Directions:

  1. From main color cut:
    • One 4-1/2” x 42” strip, from which cut five 4-1/2” squares
    • Two 2-1/4” x 42” strips for binding
  2. From accent color cut:
    • One 4-1/2” x 42” strip, from which cut four 4-1/2” squares

Block Assembly:

Using two main color squares and one accent color square, sew together in a row, pressing seam allowances toward the accent color square. Repeat procedure for to create a second row.
Using one main color square and two accent color squares, sew together in a row, pressing seam allowances toward the accent color square.
Sew the three rows together as shown, forming a block.

Finishing the Block:

  1. Layer with batting and backing if desired, then quilt.
  2. Hand-baste around the outside edge of the block to hold the layers together.
  3. 3. Join the binding ends with a diagonal seam pressed open. Fold the binding in half, wrong sides together and press to make a double binding. Sew to the quilt with a ¼” seam, mitering the corners. Trim the excess batting and backing, turn the binding to the back side and stitch down by hand with matching thread.


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