Card Tricks

This is a nine patch block made up of diagonal half squares and quarter squares. This block deals with open biased edges, and which should be treated carefully. Don't stretch those edges, or your block will not go together correctly.


Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.


For a two color card tricks block you need -
from one color cut two 4 7/8 inch blocks, then cut each one in half diagonally
also cut one 5 1/4 inch block, and cut in quarters diagonally

from the second color cut two 4 7/8 inch blocks, then cut each one in half diagonally
also cut one 5 1/4 inch block, and cut in quarters diagonally

from your background cut two 4 7/8 inch blocks, then cut each one in half diagonally
also cut one 5 1/4 inch block, and cut in quarters diagonally



Lay your pieces out individually to make the block design.




Then sew each one of the nine patch units together. Remember you are dealing with bias edges,
don't stretch them. Each unit should measure 4 1/2 inches when finished.


Next sew the top row together,


the middle row,


and the bottom row.


Then sew all the rows together, press for ease of construction. Your finished card tricks block should measure exactly 12 1/2 inches.


This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Card Tricks Delaware Quilts January 2003


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