5 Steps That Forever Change How We Quilt!
- Select the finished block configuration and size from your Master Block Library.
Use the included fabric requirements guide to loosely cut fabric into squares and rectangles.
Stitch the SIMPLE Master Block – examples of this can be found on the right side of the page.
Use a rotary cutter along the stitched or printed cutting guides to separate the Master Block into its individual blocks or components. (Seam allowances are included)
Join all the blocks together to create a quilt that is all your own.
Tools That Simplify Making Complex Quilts
The process consists of making Divided Quilt Blocks or Quilt Block Components from predefined “Master Blocks”. Only square and rectangular pieces of fabric are used to create each. Once stitched, “Master Blocks” are separated into components by cutting along pre-defined cutting guides.
Short Cut Quilt Blocks reduce the time and effort required for making quilts to a small fraction of the time required using traditional quilt making methods. This incredible time and effort saving process speeds things up by eliminating the need to ever cut, stitch or trim triangles.
“Master Blocks” contain either two or four internal sections which after division can be used either as a quilt block or a component (quilt block section).
Each separated block contains the seam allowance required to join blocks/block sections and is filled with triangles that occur as a natural by-product when the “Master Block is divided.
Making the “Master Blocks is fast, precise and exceptionally easy.
All Master Blocks are built in rounds. A round is defined as a square piece of fabric is surrounded by 4 rectangles.
Additional round(s) can be added to the assembly to produce even more triangles when the Master Block is divided.
Once you make your first “Master Block” you will know how to make all versions of “Master Blocks”.
Fabric cutting and construction processes use only square and rectangular pieces of fabric. This makes cutting fabrics for the Short Cut Quilt Block process infinitely quicker than that which is required when making quilts using traditional methods.
Strip cutters are great for this purpose and never required.
All “Master Blocks” use the same instructions and differ only by the number of rounds and the built in cutting configuration that will be used once the blocks are finished.
After you have made your first “Master Block” you will always know what you are doing.
All construction steps can be seen in the Video Playlist that is linked to this page at the end of the article. You will find the button link just after image below.
Four cutting configurations are included in the Short Cut Quilt Blocks Library.
- Half Blocks
- Quarter Blocks
- Cross Cut Triangles
- Cross Cut Squares
The image to the right shows “Master Blocks for 2, 3, 4, & 5 round configurations along with the results of dividing the Masters into quarters.
Additional cutting configurations can be viewed by selecting the “Additional Options” button the is located just after the following image.
You don’t need complex software to create Short Cut Quilt Blocks. The precision and math required for each “Master Block” is already built into the process, so you won’t have to invest any extra time or money into learning complex software.
Moreover, when you divide “Master Blocks,” you’ll always be cutting within the area that defines the seam allowance for the adjoining components. This protects the points of every triangle to ensure they stay crisp and true, without getting cut off or clipped.
Short Cut Quilt Blocks is a true blessing for those who struggle with physical challenges such as back, shoulder, wrist, arm, or hand pain.
Gone are the days of laborious cutting and stitching of complex quilts, thanks to Short Cut Quilt Blocks. This revolutionary technique is a game changer that has restored the ability to quilt for many individuals.
You too can join the ranks of happy quilters who have discovered the ease and joy of Short Cut Quilt Blocks. This method eliminates the hard parts of traditional quilting, while still allowing you to enjoy all the creative and fun aspects of this timeless craft.
Using “Master Blocks” is a game-changer for quilters as it eliminates the need for cutting, stitching, and trimming triangles. This makes the process beneficial for creating any quilt block that includes triangles, regardless of its complexity.
With the Short Cut Quilt Blocks method, you can create intricate designs and patterns without spending too much time on the labor-intensive aspects of traditional quilting.
Short Cut Quilt Blocks are sold as a comprehensive library that consists of thousands of files.
The library is systematically arranged based on the finished component size and cutting configuration, which eliminates the struggle of finding the right file for your project.
The files are provided to enable you to make quilt blocks ranging from 3 ½” to medallion, and they include in-the-hoop and paper pieced block components.
For more information about what is included in the Short Cut Quilt Block Library, you can visit the store menu on this site or click the Purchase Now button located at the end of this article.
Master Blocks” on the Left – Divided Blocks on the Right
Additional cutting configurations can be explored by selecting the “More Block Options”at the end of this page.