Hugs & Kisses Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 30, 2011

These blocks are quick and easy–since I had a number of questions about how to make them I whipped up a quick block tutorial.

For each block you will need a 5″ square for the center square, two 3″ squares for the white strips, and two 2.5″ squares for the outer triangles.  Begin by marking a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 3″ squares and the wrong side of the 2.5″ squares. 

Place a white square as show onto the center 5″ square right sides together.  Sew on the diagonal line.

Repeat with the other white square on the opposite side.

Using your rotary cutter and ruler trim the blocks 1/4″ away from each sewn diagonal (you will be cutting away both the white fabric and the print fabric leaving just a quarter inch seam allowance on each of the corners you just sewed).

Flip the white fabric out and press seams out.  Your block should now look like this:

Repeat the above steps to add the two print squares.

Trim away the corners as you did above and press and you will have a completed block.

You will find that you have a fair amount of fabric left over using this method–just chuck those scraps in your scrap bin and save them for another project. =) 

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  1. 1
    Mary Ellen says:

    Wow — that is a really easy block to make. I’ve printed off the directions for when I have some time to actually quilt. Thanks!!

  2. 2
    Mandy M says:

    I love it, thanks for the tut!!!

  3. 3
    Karen O says:

    My daughter stole some of my Terrain charm squares and asked me to make her a pillow. Now I know the pattern I will use for the blocks! Thank you so much for sharing. I love charm packs and this is a great project to do with them that would be very versatile.

  4. 4

    Love this! The white makes all the difference :) Really great way to use up leftover 5″ charms & jelly roll strips. Thank you!

  5. 5
    Patty says:

    Thanks so much for posting this tutorial. As soon as I saw that quilt I wanted to make one like it!

  6. 6
    Grace says:

    WOW – easy peasy! Now I get it. Thank you for sharing the instructions with us.

  7. 7

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really liked this quilt and I was pondering how to do it in an easy way. Your tutorial is perfect. I definitely will give it a try.

  8. 8
    Barb says:

    Thanks so much, love this!

  9. 9
    wannascrap says:

    Thank you! I loved this quilt and wanted to make my own.

  10. 10
    Kell says:

    Thanks for the quick tutorial! The white strips really give your eye a resting spot without having to break up the pattern flow.

  11. 11
    Dawn says:

    Yay! I was hoping you’d write up a little tutorial so I wouldn’t have to figure it out on my own. ;) Thank you!!

  12. 12
    Kate says:

    How clever and easy! Thanks a lot.

  13. 13
    Sandi says:

    It’s an adorable quilt! Just a suggestion – after you sew the corner squares on but before trimming, sew another line 1/2″ away, then trim between the two. You’ll have instant half square triangles, and no bias edged scraps to worry about.

  14. 14
    Annmarie says:

    Thank-you so much! I was admiring Hugs & Kisses in your post yesterday & was wondering if I could figure it out as I loved it! Now I don’t have to figure it out!

  15. 15
    Dawn Hendrix says:

    Thanks so very much .. I ADORE YOUR QUILT!

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    Alice R says:

    Thank you. So generous. What a nice Christmas present you have given us! I was going to use strips, but this will keep me from going wobbly. Those scraps – I’m going to sew one more seam and get small white and print half square triangles to do something else with. Might as well as I’m already sewing.

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    Suzee says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this…the pattern is awsome…I am starting a quilt using the barnyard design..and found your design which will add so much…

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    Thank you for this tutorial! I used the technique and my own measurements in centimeters, and you can see the finished quilt “Gone With the Wind / Tuulen viemää” here: http://www.tilkunviilaaja.blogspot.fi/2013/08/taas-valmis-tilkkupeitto.html — The quilt was so much fun to make! Thank you so much!

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    Marie says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial – I’ve seen this block around a few times and just love it. Now I have no excuses!


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