Square in a Square in a Square
To make a six inch finished (6 1/2 unfinished) Square in a Square
in a Square block you will need:

For the center square you will need a 3 1/2 inch square

For the second square you will need a 4 1/4 inch square cut
in quarters diagonally

For the outside square you will need two 3 7/8 inch squares
cut in half diagonally

Sew two pieces of the second square on opposite sides of the center square.
Handle your pieces carefully, as some of the edges are bias, and are stretchy. When you press, press gently so you don't distort any edges.
Sew the remaining two pieces on, and press carefully.

Don't forget to trim those dog ear off.
To finish your square, sew the remaining pieces on just as you did the last round. Remember to press carefully, and to trim your dog ears when finished.

Your finished Square X 3 block should measure 6 1/2 inches.
Alternate method for making a Square in a Square in a Square...
For the center square you will need a 3 1/2 inch square
For the second square you will need a 4 1/2 inch square cut in quarters diagonally
For the outside square you will need two 4 inch squares cut in half diagonally

Using the same directions as above, attach the second square to the center square. Press carefully, and trim back evenly to 4 3/4 inches. Add the outer square and trim back evenly to your unfinished square of 6 1/2 inches.


If you sew four squares together, you will have a 12 1/2 inch unfinished block.
Measure carefully, cut and sew carefully, and you won't have any problems.




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.
Square in a Square in a Square Delaware Quilts March 2003


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