Easy Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks

Easy Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


If you’re looking for an easy quilt pattern, look no more, as Fat Quarter Shop on Youtube got what you need exactly. This layer cake shuffle quilt is a good pattern to start your quilting journey, especially if you’re a beginner. It’s super easy, the pattern is gorgeous, and you can use your layer cake stash for this! Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step by step instructions.



  • one layer cake or 42 – 10″ squares
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • 3 1/4 yards backing
  • (click here for the free pattern)


  • 21 – 10″ light and medium print squares (fabric A)
  • 21 – 10″ dark print squares (fabric B)


cut the binding fabric into:

  • 6 – 2 1/2″ x WOF strips (fabric C)


Step 1

To start, sort the layer cakes into two sets of 21 prints. One set should consist of light and medium prints and the other of dark prints. (These will be fabrics A and B). Now, pick two random fabrics from stacks A and B. Put them right sides together, place a ruler corner to corner, then draw a line on each side. After this, stitch directly on these lines, then cut right on the center line. Make a total of 42 half-square triangles, then press all the seams open. Once you have 42 half-square triangles, put two squares where the seams are in the same direction, and try to alternate the darks and the lights.

Making the quarter-square triangle blocks
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


Step 2

Now, find the center, make sure your seams are lined up, then put a pin in the center. Next, draw a line just like what you did in the seam guide, then stitch on these drawn lines. Cut the center afterward and press the seams open. Once you have 42 hourglass units, trim them into 8 1/2″ squares. To assemble the quilt top, make sure every seam is lined up nicely (use pins), then sew the blocks together to create the quilt top.

Trimming the quarter-square triangle blocks
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube

Easy Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks

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