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Card Trick Quilt Block {Sew Much Fun}

Welcome to Week 20 of the Sew Much Fun Tour! Each week, you can find a new FREE quilt block with a sewing theme. I love the initial excitement of choosing fabrics, and the classic Card Trick quilt block is a great way to portray that feeling. Grab some favorite fabrics and join me as we piece this block.

Full instructions are available here. This is a free download for the duration of the Sew Much Fun Tour, which ends in July 2022.

Fabric Inspiration

Are you in love with Tula Pink as much as I am?!? She has great designs, and I am smitten with her Homemade line. I bought a kit several years ago, but never put it together. (You can watch this video to learn all about my grand plans!) These cool sewing-themed prints are perfect for a sampler quilt made from Sew Much Fun blocks. I selected a few of Tula Pink’s Homemade line for my Card Trick fabric palette block.

Tula Pink "Handmade" fabric

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Triangles Galore

The Card Trick quilt block is pieced with split triangles and a center quarter-square triangle unit. I referred to Bonnie Hunter’s cutting instructions, and cut my units from a 3-1/2″ strip. I find half-inch measurements much easier to deal with than quarter-inches, but that means more trimming. As long as the end result is accurate, I can handle a little bit of trimming.

HST cuttingQST cutting


Since I only need 2 small triangles of each color, I decided to cut my squares once on the diagonal, and the cut only one of the triangles a second time.

split trianglestwo at a time HST

For the half-square triangles, I used the two-at-a-time method, which means I have an extra set. No worries, I love to collect HSTs! Here are some ideas for those “bonus” units.

Card Trick Quilt Block

It takes some double-checking against the diagram to get the units in the right place for the Card Trick block.

placement for Card Trick Quilt blockfabric placement for Cartd Trick quilt block

Once the units are trimmed to the final size, the block is sewn together as a traditional nine patch.

nine patch layout for Card Trick quilt block

It reminds me of a collection of fat quarters, ready for a photo shoot! Highlight your favorite fabrics, or evoke a certain season with your color selections. Here are a few ideas of different color ways:

blue colors for Card Trick quilt blockholiday colors for Card Trick quilt blockpastel colors for Card Trick quilt block

Here is my “Fabric Pull” Card Trick block, using Tula Pink Homemade fabrics –

Card Trick quilt block

Sew Much Fun blog hop

Each week, you can find a new sewing-themed quilt block on the Sew Much Fun Tour. Will you collect them all?!?

Visit the Sew Much Fun Tour homebase and find lots of inspiration!

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  1. This has always been one of my favorite blocks, but to this day I have never made a Card Trick block, I need to get on it. Great instruction, easy to follow. Thank you.

  2. I hope you can help. I have not been able to download the pattern as it says there are no downloads left even though I didn’t get one.

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