The latest Free Pattern in our Sew-Along sampler is now available at www.chrisandbarbara.co.uk/freepatterns. This week’s block is Hourglass and is also used in the current quilt Free Pattern on our website.
Hourglass introduces half-square triangles along with squares in the block. As their name suggests these triangles are half a square and are really easy to piece – just remember to add a 7/8 inch seam allowance to the finished size of your square.
One of the quick(ish) ways we like to use is to cut squares, draw a diagonal line on the lighter fabric, stitch 1/4 inch either side of this line, press, cut, open out and press again. An emery board is excellent as a ruler because it won’t slip onthe fabric.