Okay, here we go. Each block is made from one 6" square and one 1" strip (about 32" long).
Cut your square, corner to corner, as shown above. Insert a strip. Press your seams toward the strip (not as shown below, oh well).
Next, cut your square diagonally in the other direction, as shown below. Insert strip. Press.
You can see below that my strips aren't lined up perfectly. This won't matter since you'll cut through the center twice more anyway.
Also see Kathleen in CT's wonkified asterisks on flickr. I think they look great.
Now cut your square vertically and insert a strip. Press.
Isn't this looking great? And no triangles to measure!
You know what to do, right? Cut horizontally, insert, press. Now trim your block to it's original size, 6" square.
That last step assures that your blocks are all the same size. What do you think? Easy?
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