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A six strip quilt block typically consists of six strips of fabric sewn together to form a block. To see a six strip quilt block, you can follow these steps:
Gather the fabric strips that you would like to use for your block. You can choose fabrics of different colors, patterns, or textures, depending on your design preference.
Arrange the strips of fabric in the order that you want them to appear in your block. You can arrange them in a repeating pattern, a random order, or any other design that you like.
Sew the strips of fabric together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Sew the first two strips together, then add the third strip to the second strip, and so on until all six strips are sewn together.
Press the seams open or to one side, depending on your preference.
Trim the edges of the block to create a square or rectangle, depending on the size and shape of your strips.
Repeat the process to make as many six strip quilt blocks as you need for your quilt.
Once you have made several six strip quilt blocks, you can sew them together to create a larger quilt top. You can arrange the blocks in a variety of ways to create different designs and patterns.
How to Resize Quilt Blocks:
The first step in modifying any quilt block is to decide on the size of your finished quilt block. You can come to a decision based on a number of factors: doubling a pattern, cutting your pattern in half, or choosing the size based on your available fabric.
NOTE: When working from a pattern’s cutting instructions, make sure you remove the seam allowance before doubling or tripling the size. For instance, if your pattern calls for 3-1/2″ squares, first you’ll subtract the sum of the seam allowances (1/2″), double the finished block size (from 3″ to 6″), and add the seam allowance back in (1/2″). So, when all is said and done, you will cut a 6-1/2″ piece of fabric.
Resizing Square Blocks:
Square blocks are the easiest to resize. Simply add to your finished block measurement. For example, if you’d like your finished block to be a 4″ square, you’ll need to cut a 4-1/2″ square of fabric.
Resizing Rectangular Blocks:
Similarly to the square, for rectangle blocks, you’ll add to the length and width measurements of your finished block. If you’re doubling block that measures 3″ x 4″ in your quilt, you’ll cut a 6-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangle of fabric.
Resizing Half-Square Triangle Blocks:
When you want to change the size of a Half-Square Triangle block, add 7/8″ to the desired finished block size. To make a 4″ finished block, you’d cut 4-7/8″ squares.
Resizing Quarter Square Triangle:
Since there are two cut lines and two seam lines in a Quarter-Square Triangle block you’ll need to add 1-1/4″ to the desired finished block size. For a finished block that’s 4″, you’d cut your squares 5-1/4″.