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Granny's Maple Leaf Block

This is one of the blocks left in my Granny’s UFO’s. I love that It does not require me to applique a stem to it.

This is another one of those Great Blocks that can be arranged in different way to create new designs.

Use in Table Runners, quits, let you imagination take you to a whole unexpected design.

 

Block Options:

  • 8 inch block uses 2 inch finished Half square triangles & squares
  • 10 inch block uses 2 ½ inch finished Half square triangles & squares
  • 12 inch block uses 3 inch finished Half square triangles & squares
  • 16 inch block uses 4 inch finished Half square triangles & squares

Using Squares to Create Triangles.

Follow the measurements below to cut fabric

Triangles can be made from one light and one dark fabric 

  • CREATE 2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 2 7/8 inch Squares
  • CREATE 2 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 3 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 3 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 3 7/8 inch Squares
  • CREATE 4 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 4 7/8 inch Squares


Making Your Half Square Triangles

Mark one fabric from corner to corner

Layer two fabrics with right sides together

Mark sewing lines ¼ inch from center line on each side and sew. If using a ¼ inch foot you can just sew ¼ inch on each side of the center drawn line

After sewing the two seams, cut down the center on original drawn line

Press open, you have created two half square triangle blocks

Arrange Half square triangles and squares to create Maple Leaf Block.

 

*Note: Bottom squares can be scrappy or one strip can be cut to fit block.

Sew block together using ¼ inch Seams.

Dec 19, 2018