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pre-cut friendly x and + tutorial

Here are the blocks I got done at my retreat.  Back in September I cut out my quilt with leftover pieces of layer cakes and jelly rolls.  I had a little interest in a tute for pre-cut friendly x and + block.  

Well, I’m finally getting around to it.  Sorry for the delay.

For each block you will need 

12- 2 1/2″ squares of background fabric

2- 2 1/2″ squares for the plus

1- 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle for plus

4- 4 1/2″ squares

Take one 4 1/2″ square and place a 2 1/2″ background in one corner.  Draw a line through your 2 1/2″ square.

Sew on the line you drew.  Trim seam allowance.

Press open.

Repeat on opposite corner.

Repeat with remaining 4 1/2″ squares.

Take the 2- 2 1/2″ plus squares and sew a 2 1/2″ background square to it.

Sew a 2 1/2″ background square to either end of your 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle of you plus fabric.

Lay out your block.

Sew pieces together and enjoy your block.  Make a pillow or make more blocks and make a beautiful quilt.


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