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A snowball quilt block is a simple and classic quilt block pattern that is easy to sew. Here are the steps to sew a snowball quilt block:
- Fabric for the center square (1)
- Fabric for the snowball corners (4)
- Sewing machine
- Fabric scissors
- Iron and ironing board
- Cut the fabrics:
- For the center square, cut a 4 ½ inch square.
- For the snowball corners, cut four 2 ½ inch squares.
Place one snowball corner square onto the center square, right sides facing each other. Make sure that the corner square is positioned in one of the corners of the center square.
Sew the snowball corner square to the center square using a ¼ inch seam allowance. Press the seam towards the corner square.
Trim the excess fabric from the corner square, leaving a ¼ inch seam allowance. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the remaining three corners.
Press the seams towards the corner squares.
Your snowball quilt block is complete! Repeat the process to make as many snowball quilt blocks as you need for your project.
- Use a scant ¼ inch seam allowance to prevent the block from becoming too small.
- Press the seams as you go to ensure accuracy and prevent puckering.
On the back of the lighter fabric, draw a pencil line, diagonally from corner to corner.
Stack a pair of light and dark squares, right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance on each side of the line.
You will end up with something like this.
Now cut along the diagonal line.
Press the seam together to set the seam. Then press towards the darkest fabric.
To trim the block to the exact size line up the diagonal 45°angle with the ruler on your seam.
And then carefully trim your block with a rotary cutter.