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Week 7 - Cracker Block

Project by Katie at The Fabric Squirrel

The cracker block is a little bit fiddly but reasonably simple. It took me quite a few attempts to get this one how I wanted it but, I am quite happy with the finish. For that reason, I am a little short on pictures for this block so, hopefully the video will help you get the gist of it. I have used the green fabric, but you could have great fun with different fabric on this block.

You need two in total.

Seam Allowance: ¼”

Unfinished size: 20" x 8"

Finished size (when sewn into your quilt): 19½” x 7½”


Width x Height (cut one unless otherwise stated)


3 - 3” squares

4 - 1 ½” x 2”


3 x 3” Squares

2 x 1 ¾” x 8”

2 x 2” x 8”

7” x 8”


2 x 1 ½” x 8”

2 x 1 ½” x 2”

Here is a little video so you can see how it comes together:


1. Get your three 3" squares in white and green. Place them right sides together and sew ¼” around all 4 sides.

2. Make two straight cuts diagonally across the square to make four squares. Trim the squares down to 1 ¾”. Repeat this twice more so you have 12 squares in total.

3. Arrange six of the squares like this to make the end of your cracker and sew them together. Repeat with the remaining 6.

4. Sew a white 1 ½” x 2” to each end of the blue 1 ½” x 2” pieces.

5. Now you just have to sew each row together to make your cracker.

6. Your cracker is done! Remember you will need two for your finished quilt.

This is block number 7 in my Christmas Block Along.


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