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Card Trick Quilt Pattern

Card Trick Block Components

Janet Wickell

Card Trick Cutting Instructions

Do not cut all of your fabric. Cut only enough to make a few blocks. That's a good rule to follow for any quilt pattern you encounter. Pattern writers (me included) make errors, and you could make an error in cutting. Always assemble a few blocks before you cut all of your fabric.

Instructions assume you will use the sandwich method to create half square triangle units for block corners. Alter cutting to use a different assembly technique for those units.

Instructions calling for a 42" strip indicates a strip cut from selvage to selvage; do not trim back longer strips.

Fabrics A, B, C and D, Cut from Each

  • (3) 3-7/8" x 42" strips and (1) 3-7/8" x 26" strip -- cut into (36) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares

  • (1) 4-1/4" x 42" strip -- cut into (9) 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" squares; cut each square in half twice diagonally (illustration)

Additionally from Fabric C:

  • (2) 1-1/2" x 42" strips -- cut into (48) 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" squares (for sashing cornerstones)

Light Background:

  • (8) 3-7/8" x 42" strips -- cut into (72) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares

  • (4) 4-1/4" x 42" strips -- cut into (35) 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" squares; cut each square in half twice diagonally

Sashing Strips

  • (3) 9-1/2" x 42" strips -- cut into (82) 1-1/2" x 9-1/2" bars

Borders are cut after the quilt top is assembled.

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