Economy

Economy block

The Economy block is 2 rounds of triangles around a square. To do the calculations, javascript must be enabled. While every effort is made to be sure of accuracy, I am unable to test every variation. Before you cut up large amounts of fabric, cut and sew a test block or two. If you find any errors, please email me at "jeannethro2 at yahoo dot com".

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Fabrics

fabric 1Fabric 1:  Cut 1 square 4¼ inches.
fabric 2Fabric 2:  Cut 1 square 3½ inches.
fabric 3Fabric 3:  Cut 2 squares 3-7/8 inches.

Instructions

Economy block

Economy block instructions

  1. Finger press both Fabric 1 and 2 squares in half, unfold and fold in half in the other direction.
  2. Cut Fabric 1 in quarters diagonally.
  3. Match 2 triangles to opposite sides of Fabric 2 square, right sides together, with long end of triangle to square edge and line up folds.
  4. Sew triangles to square with a ¼ inch seam.
  5. Finger press toward triangles.
  6. Match remaining 2 triangles to the open sides of square, right sides together, with long end of triangle to square edge and line up folds.
  7. Sew triangles to square with a ¼ inch seam.
  8. Press toward triangles.
  9. Finger press unit in half along inner square diagonally.
  10. Finger press Fabric 3 squares in half diagonally once.
  11. Cut Fabric 3 squares in half diagonally across fold.
  12. Match 2 triangles to opposite sides of sewn unit, right sides together, with long end of triangle to unit edge and line up folds.
  13. Sew triangles to unit with a ¼ inch seam.
  14. Finger press toward triangles.
  15. Match remaining 2 triangles to the open sides of unit, right sides together, with long end of triangle to square edge and line up folds.
  16. Sew triangles to square with a ¼ inch seam.
  17. Press toward triangles.