Directions For the Card Trick Quilt Block



The Card Trick quilt block is an interesting pattern that is composed of right triangles and quarter triangles. This block and easily be pieced using speed piecing and rotary cutting.


This block uses three different fabrics, two design fabric,

Fabric A  and Fabric B  , and a background fabric, Fabric C


Traditional Piecing Method

To make this block, use the following templates:

Right Triangle TemplateTemplate A

Quarter Triangle TemplateTemplate B


Cut the following pieces:

Rotary Cutting Directions

Your fabric, you can also use Easy Piecing Triangle Templates in place of the rotary cutting.


Piecing the Block

  1. Make two right triangles by piecing two Template B in Fabric A to two Template B in Fabric C.

    Speed Piecing Alternative - Follow the directions for quarter triangles using 5 1/4" fabric strips.

  2. Make two right triangles by piecing two Template B in Fabric B to two Template B in Fabric C.

    Speed Piecing Alternative - Follow the directions for quarter triangles using 5 1/4" fabric strips.

  3. Make two right triangles by piecing two Template B in Fabric A to two Template B in Fabric B.

    Speed Piecing Alternative - Follow the directions for quarter triangles using 5 1/4" fabric strips.

  4. Make two squares by piecing the right triangles formed from Template B in Fabrics A and C to Templates A in Fabric B.

  5. Make two squares by piecing the right triangles formed from Template B in Fabrics B and C to Templates A in Fabric A.

  6. Make one square by piecing the two right triangles formed from Template B in Fabrics A and B.

  7. Make two squares by piecing two Template A in Fabric A to two Template A in Fabric C.

    Speed Piecing Alternative - Follow the directions for right triangles using 4 7/8" fabric strips.

  8. Make two squares by piecing two Template A in Fabric B to two Template A in Fabric C.

    Speed Piecing Alternative - Follow the directions for right triangles using 4 7/8" fabric strips.

  9. Make two strips by piecing one square composed of Template A in Fabrics B and C, one square composed of Template A in Fabric B and Template B in Fabrics A and C, and one square composed of Template A in Fabrics A and C.

  10. Make one strip by piecing two squares composed of Template A in Fabric A and Template B in Fabrics B and C, and one square composed of Template B in Fabrics A and B.

  11. Piece the three strips together to form the finished Card trick block.

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