How Do You Make A Quilt Block Template?
With this guide, you will learn how to make your own quilt block template to use in cutting quilt pieces. At the fabric store, you will find a large sheet of frosted plastic. This is called ‘Clear Template Plastic’. The sheet size is 12″ by 18″. The price is $3 to $4. It is made by Dritz. Buy this plastic to make your templates. Decide what size template your FINAL size will be. (This is the size of your square you want after all the edges are sewn) For this example we will use 8″ by 1″. Before you measure your square out, you will have to add 1/4 inch on all sides. This is the standard allowance for sewing. Since our square is 8″ long, we will have to add 1/4 inch to each end. So we will make our square 8 + 1/4 + 1/4. This makes your length, 8 1/2 inches. For the height, we want 1 inch. Adding 1/4 to each side will give you the measurement of 1 + 1/4 + 1/4. This makes your height, 1 1/2 inches. Take you measurements and transfer it to your template. You will make your square 8 1/2″ lo