Quick Corner

A quick corner is a quilting term that refers to a rectangle that has a triangle in at least one of the corners.  The triangle originally was cut as a square.

Sample of 1 Quick Corner

Sample of a Quick Corner

Quick Corners can be used to replace some time consuming traditional quilting methods.  Watch the informative video below and then check out the links to some of our Quick Corner Beginner Projects.

I find this to be a fun and relaxing technique for both beginners and advanced quilters.  I recommend using this method when teaching children to quilt.  I hope you will try using a Quick Corner in your next quilting endeavor.

 

Quick Corner Beginner Projects:

 

I Spy Quick Corner Quilt 

This is a quick and easy baby quilt made from scraps of novelty prints.  Don’t have any scraps? – This quilt can be with just 2 different fabrics.  It looks great in almost all fabric prints or solids.

 

 Quick Corner Star Video-Quick Look #1

This is a a great beginner project featuring the quick corner method.  Only two fabrics were used in this quilt but you might decide to mix it up with different colored stars and/or star rays.

 

Quick Corner Star

Learn how to use Quick Corners to make these Faux Sawtooth Stars.  A traditional Sawtooth Star (in center) has 16 areas that need to be accurately matched. The “faux” stars (on left and right) only have 4 areas that require matching; a good pattern for beginners.

 

Flying Geese - Quick Corner Method

Learn how to make traditional Flying Geese units using the Quick Corner method.  This video is the first in a series about Flying Geese blocks.

 

Recycling Leftover Quick Corners:

Recycling Leftovers

Learn about recycling all those leftover quick corners.

 

Transcript:

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Quick corner refers to a quilt block
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that has corner triangles that were
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originally cut as squares. In this
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example I cut these pieces and then I’ll
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put right sides together. On this
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diagonal I’ll then press this fabric back.
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This process is easier than figuring out
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the seam allowances for these two shapes.
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It’s also faster to cut and sew the
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rectangles use for quick corners. Quick
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corners can be large or small. They can
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be in one two three or all four corners
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the background does not have to be a
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square shape but the corners must start
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out as squares or they won’t work quick
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corners can be in blocks that stand
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alone like these snowball blocks made to
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look like dishes or they can be part of
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an overall design like this section
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between these two stars flying geese
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units are probably one of the most
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popular quilt designs that use these
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quick corners hope you decide to try out
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the quick corner method on one of your
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next projects I provided some links
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below of more free videos involving
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