Learn how to make an easy square on the square quilt block from a jelly roll! This square seaside quilt pattern is completely assembled with Seaside Squares Lap Quilt.
A pre-cut jellyroll was used to make the blocks! This project comes together very quickly and is a great project for the next step for a novice collector.
Square Quilt Block Tutorial Using a Jelly Roll:
Do you know this old saying, measure twice, cut once? Well, this is especially true of quilting too!
Products used and / or recommended in this post:
- 6.5 Inch Square Triangle Ruler (This would surely have helped me with this cutting error!)
- Rotary cutter
- I love my large ruler and a large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start with a smaller cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen
- Wonder clips
- Walking foot
How to square a square block with a jelly roll:
- Multiple jelly roll strips (depends on how many quilt blocks / how large you want your quilt to be. 6 jelly roll strips will form 3 blocks)
- rotary cutter
- fabric pen
- basic sewing supplies
Step 1: Separate your fabric strips and choose how you want them to be aligned.
Step 2: Sew the Jelly Roll strips together in sets of 3, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press flat seams.
Step 3. Trim the edges upward on one side.
Step 4: Cut the gelatin strips into 6.5 inch squares.
Step 5: Align 2 squares on the right side and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner in the squares of the jelly roll.
Step 6: Sew the two squares together with a 1/4 inch straight stitch on each side of the line. (A 1/4 inch padded foot is very useful for this!)
Step 7: Cut the square in half along the line you drew.
When opened, the new squares look like this:
Step 8: Press the seams and cut the extra fabric.
Step 9: Decide how you want to arrange your new squares. Depending on your fabric choices, you can get all sorts of looks:
Step 10: After aligning the fabric squares as you like:
Sew the upper two blocks together and the lower two with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Then align the two lines and sew them together. Press flat seams.
Step 11: After assembling all the blocks, sew the blocks to form rows and sew the lines to complete the top of the quilt.
That’s it, it’s done!