If you’ve never tried making the Square in a Square quilt block then you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.

This block requires one large square of fabric and 4 smaller squares so cutting requirements are easy. And sewing it together is a snap.

### Watch the video below or scroll down for the step-by-step written instructions

## Cutting calculations for a Square in a Square Quilt Block

The square in square requires **1 large square** and **4 small squares** to be cut.

- To determine the size of the
**large square**decide on your finished block size and add ½”.

For example, our finished block size is going to be 4 inches so we simply add ½” to that which equals 4½”. So our large square will be cut at 4 ½”.

2. To determine the size of the 4 **small squares** divide the finished block size by 2 and add ½”.

For example, our finished block size is 4 so we divide it by 2 which gives us 2″. Then we add a ½” to that. So our small blocks will be cut at 2½” each.

## TOOLS USED IN THIS TUTORIAL

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- Olfa 24″ x 36″ double-sided healing mat
- Olfa 60mm rotary cutter
- Gutermann Sew-All thread
- FriXion Pens
- Olfa Non-slip Ruler 6½” x 6½”
- Olfa Non-slip Ruler 4½” x 4½”
- Oliso Iron

## Sewing the Square in a Square Quilt Block Together

- Place one of the small squares face down on the main fabric square lining it up in one of the corners as shown in the image below. Take a second small square and do the same thing on the opposite side of the block. Sew along the lines you drew.

- Cut off the excess fabric on each side leaving a quarter inch seam.

- Press the flaps open.

- Take the remaining two squares and repeat the process on the other two corners of the main fabric piece.

- This is what the reserve side of the block looks like.

- And this is the completed block.

Eva says

thank you. had not saw this done,like this before.

Alanda says

I like this method Eva because it’s quick and easy.

Lucille Lozier says

Just saw your video and am anxious to try the neat block. Thanks

Alanda says

Awesome. This is a fun one to make Lucille.

Veronica Russell says

I loved the tutorial and I would LOVE the same for diamond in a rectangle as the ones used in storm at sea…would that be possible?

Alanda says

It’s on our list as one of the blocks we are going to do. Not sure when it will be done though.

Sandra Hathaway says

What are the exact measurements for a finished 2 1/2″

Alanda Craft says

I need a bit more information about what you are asking Sandra. Are you wanting the overall square to be 2 1/2″, or are you just asking about the small squares in the block I have made. They have a finished size of 2″.