Make Your Favourite Block Bigger with Valerie Nesbitt

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Make Your Favourite Block Bigger with Valerie Nesbitt

A simple way to get your quilt off to a roaring start.

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Maths not necessary

You don’t have to know maths to make a bigger impact with your quilt blocks. In this video Valerie shows you how to increase the size of your favourite block with just simple numbers, just remember that you add 1/2″ to the finished size of the square for cutting and 1″ to the finished size of the square when you are dividing it. Then you need square-up ruler to give you lovely accurate pieces.

Quick and Accurate Half-Square Triangle Units

To see more on how to make fast half-square triangles watch Valerie’s video on Fast and accurate half-square triangle units by clicking here.

She uses this technique again in many of the blocks for the Block of the Month, Rosebud Fayre. You can use the quick search for Block of the Month.

Note: when Valerie talked about cutting 2 ½” squares saying you need 4 for a block, but this will only give you an 8″ block. She meant 3 ½” for a 12″ block!

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