Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday.
We all have them, well maybe not all of us but a good many of us quilters have bought the pre-cut 10 inch squares. We brought them home with great intentions of creating a masterpiece or at least a baby quilt and then …. they went in the drawer never to see the light of day again.
These Layer Cakes as Moda calls them contain 40 to 44 – 10 inch squares – that’s a lot of squares to do something with.
Where to start is usually the problem. I know that I just don’t want to sew up the squares and have a quilt of 10 inch squares. Some of the packages do provide some graphics on how to cut these up into smaller squares but many do not.
I’ve created a few cutting scenarios below with some left over squares from another project. Maybe these ones will get turned into something wonderful now.
Squares & Rectangles
These cuts are all divisible by 2 ½″.
1 large rectangle & 4 small rectangles
2 large triangles
4 medium triangles
1 large & 2 medium rectangles
8 small rectangles
The above photo could be taken another step further and each 5 inch square could be cut on the diagonal twice to give 16 small triangles.
rectangles & squares #1
rectangles & squares #2
rectangles & squares #3
So all of the above cuts are either divisible by 2 ½″ or are a result of cutting the 10 inch squares in half or quarters.
There are still many more cutting scenarios for the 10 inch square that are divisible by 2 inches. I’ll explore those another day since I’ve got enough here to keep me busy for a bit.