Thursday, May 14, 2015

Granny Squares - a quick how-to

Hi Quilty friends!

Someone had a question about how I was doing my granny squares, so I thought I'd take a few pictures while I put together my next block.

This is such a versatile block.  You can cut your little blocks any size you would like, and make as many "rings" of color as well.  I cut my fabric squares 2 1/2 inches (perfect for using the half pieces of layer cake I had left), and made 4 "rings".

First, I lay out all of my squares:

1 center square
4 squares around the center
8 squares around that, and
12 squares around that.
Finally, lay out 16 background squares (also cut 2 1/2 inches).

Next, sew each row together and press each of the rows in opposite directions so that you can nest your seams when you sew the rows together.

Now sew your rows together and press away from the center (towards the shorter rows).

 And that is it!

Since you pressed your rows in opposite directions, your fabrics should meet up nice and pretty.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Thanks Tracy! I love granny squares!

  2. how do you put the granny squares together after this step?