TUTORIAL: Diamond Square Block

Here’s another quilt block tutorial coming your way! This time we’re looking at how to make the Diamond Square Block!

After showing this quilt I’m making for a friend for her birthday on Instagram and in the background of a few of my videos


I’ve received so many requests from all you to show you how to piece this block/quilt together!

So here it is for you to make and turn into a lovely quilt, just like I have!

PS. I decided to make the following block using a range of pink printed fabrics, as I was so ready for a change from using so many blues!!

The deets…

This block is made up of x16 5″ HSTs and measures approx. 18.5″ squared.

Measurement & Cutting info:
You will need to cut:
– x8: 5.5″ white squares
– x8: 5.5″ squares from an assortment of print or coloured fabric (x1 of each)

A quick low-down of the steps to take:
1. Pair, sew, cut, press and trim the squares to make x16 HSTs.
2. Lay out the HSTs into the Diamond Square block design.
3. Sew the squares into four rows of four.
4. Press each seam on the back of the rows flat open.
5. Sew each of the four rows together to form the block.
6. Press and square up the block to finish.

For more detailed instructions on how to make this block, simply follow along with the steps in the video!

Diamond Square Block
Diamond Square Block


I can’t believe that some of you have already been sharing your completed blocks with me on Instagram (which I absolutely love, btw!), you’re creativeness and fabric choices always blow me away! If you would like to share your blocks/quilts with me, you’re always more than welcome to by tagging me on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter!

FYI: If your Instagram account is set to private and I don’t follow you, I won’t be able to see your photos when you tag me!! If this is the case, send me an email letting me know you’ve tagged me and I’ll do my best to find you on Instagram so I can give you a big fat LIKE and some wonderful words of positivity and encouragement!! 😀

Happy Sewing, Friends!!



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Modern Quilter & Fabric Lover. Blogger & YouTube Creator. Florist & Foodie.

8 thoughts on “TUTORIAL: Diamond Square Block”

  1. Hi I love how you easy you make your tutorials for us to follow. I am getting ready to make my mother a st Patrick’s day table runner. I want to use this block but I would like the finished block to be 12″. What size would I cut the squares? Thank you

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    1. To make a 12″ size block, cut your squares at 4″, piece them into HSTs, trim them down to 3.5″ units and then sew them together to make a block measuring 12.5″ (the extra half inch is for your seam allowances). Hope this helps! 🙂


  2. I am new to quilting — love your youtube channel! I had some scraps and made a version of your diamond square block. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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