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Often called Checkerboard, this is an alternating four square block. Cut two strips of your two chosen fabrics to the required width, including seam allowances. With right sides together and eaw edges even, pin right angles and stitch. Press towards the darker fabric.


Cut this piece into squares of the required size. Taking two of the cut squares, reverse one and match the central seams. Stitch these together either individually or by the chain piecing method. Then press. 


Try out this technique with Jacob's Ladder, one of the oldest traditional blocks, it combines a four patch square with a half square triangle.



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