Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hippy Square Tutorial

Fabric Requirements for one block:
Colour 1(purple): a fat eighth
Colour 2(red): a fat eighth
Colour 3(yellow): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" scrap
Background: a fat quarter

Cutting Instructions
Purple 10 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Pink 4 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
2 6 1/2" x 2 1/2"
6 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
White 6 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
4 6 1/2" x 2 1/2"
8 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
4 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Yellow 1 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

So first of all we're going to split the block into 5 different slices -
I call it my sliced plan :D)


1.To Make Half Square Triangles:
Take 10 purple 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares, 4 pink 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares and 6 white 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares.
Draw a diagonal line in pencil or water soluble pen on the wrong side of the purple squares.
2. Place a purple and pink square wrong sides together and using the line as a guide, sew a 1/4" seam on either side. Repeat for purple and white squares aswell.
3. Take a ruler and rotary cutter and cut along drawn line on each sewn square.
4. Press open, pressing seam towards darker fabric. Trim off 'ears' sticking out at corners of squares.
5. To make top and bottom slices of the block:Arrange a white piece 6 1/2" x 2 1/2", then two half square triangles of purple and white, and finally another white piece 6 1/2" x 2 1/2". 6. Sew together. 7. Make two, one for top slice and one for bottom slice.
8. Arrange a 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of pink fabric, two half square triangles of pink and purple, then a single 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square, as shown in photo below.
9. Sew together. Make two, one for top and one for bottom of block. 10. Arrange Half Square Triangles as shown in photo below, with a white piece 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" in the middle and a single square at the end. 11. Make two.
12. Arrange two strips as shown in the photo, matching seams.
13. Sew together. Make two of these.
14. Sew a piece of white 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" to each end.
15.Repeat for second piece.Press well. Now sew the piece made in step 7 to the top of this, matching seams. (Refer to diagram)
16. Take the yellow 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square and 4 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.Draw a diagonal line on the wrong sides of the white squares. 17. Place two white squares on opposite corners of the yellow square, wrong sides together. Sew along diagonal lines.
18.Trim off leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
19. Repeat for other two corners.
20. Again trim off, leaving 1/4" seam.
21. Press well.
22. Sew a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of white fabric to opposite sides of the diamond. 23.Add half square triangles and single squares as shown in the photo below.
24. Now its time to sew all the pieces together! Mix up your colours for that Hippy look!I'd love to see your blocks, I've got a Flickr group here, so upload your photo and share your colour combinations!


  1. Great tute K, thanks. Will add it to my ever growing list of new things to try! Jxo

  2. That is just incredible... thanks sooooo much for the tutorial!!!!

  3. Love this block, think it could be my next quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I love this block and used larger size for a quilt. Forgot about how fun it was to make. Gonna make a couple mug rugs for friends at work. Thanks for yet another project but at least mug rugs work up quickly!
    Juie in NM

  5. This is wonderful! By chance do you have a .pdf version?
    Sandy N.

  6. Thank you for the EASY instructions on this....I really want to try this now! ♥

  7. Amazing tutorial, I love this block and going to bookmark this page. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Que lindo!Pensei que fosse mais difícil.

  9. Ola! boa noite esse trabaçho é muito lindo manda para meu e-mail novidades. abraços e obrigada.

  10. Adorei! Embora eu seja Brasileira e não fale Inglês, eu consegui entender apenas pelas ilustrações. Obrigado!


  11. I love this block and your colors. So cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. barbaro, parabéns, beios.

  13. Obrigada Karen, lindo o bloco e você detalhou bem, obrigada por compartilhar, abraços carinhosos

  14. Very pretty! And you make it look easy. Thanks for sharing how you made them! :)

  15. well I did it. and learned a lot! not too shabby for a first try, but definitely lots to improve upon!

  16. Oh I really like this block and want to give it a try...ty

  17. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with the world! I love the pattern and the colors! Beautiful!

  18. umm, sorry i was wondering what do you call a table for crafting like yours? thanks