Seaside Squares Lap Quilt


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.


Learn how to make an easy square in square quilt block from a jelly roll!

Square Quilt Block Tutorial Using a Jelly Roll:

Learn how to make an easy square in square quilt block from 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
Learn how to make an easy square in square quilt block from a jelly roll!

How to square a square block with a jelly roll:

Necessary materials:

  • 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
  • rulers
  • 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!

See too: Morning Star Block

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