Making Hidden Square Blocks
Pros and Cons
– Extravagant with Fabric
Most often used with:
Size of square for Hidden Square:
The length of the triangle’s side
Sew the squares together:
Mark the wrong side of the unit with a pencil line aligning the corners of the squares and the intersection of the seams.
Line up the corner of square (a square can be used in the same manner as Covered Corners) or triangle you will add to the corner of the unit:
Sew a seam one thread’s width from the marked/ironed line. This tiny allowance makes room for the fold of the fabric so that the ‘point’ isn’t cut off the triangle.
FIRST, fold the triangle into position, using the squares to assist alignment. Press.
Trim away the excess fabric to reduce bulk, leaving a ¼” seam. Trim the ‘ears’ (there will be no ‘ears’ if Covered Corners measurements are used).