card trick quilt block tutorial

By Hatun Comak Monday, August 19, 2019

A card trick quilt block is made of half and quarter square triangles. Card trick quilt block is a bit tricky if you are new to quilting when it is made with all triangles. There is an another method of making card trick quilt using squares and rectangles, which is easier to make, but it does not give the same effect. So I prefer making the block with half and quarter square triangles. 

I also prepared the tutorial, keeping it as simple and clear as possible. With this tutorial learn how to sew a card trick quilt block. It isn't as tricky as you think now!


  • You will need four different fabrics and a background fabric.Choose your fabrics, pay attention to the colour contrasts for it to give the right effect. I chose bright colours for card trick quilt block.
  • Cut your pieces; - 5 1/4" square from each of the card fabrics and the background fabric (total 5 pieces)             
                                     - 4 7/8" square from each of the card fabrics and two squares from the         background fabric (total 6 pieces)

  • Cut through 5 1/4" squares twice diagonally so you will have four sets of triangles.
  • Cut through 4 7/8" squares once diagonally so you will have two sets of triangles.

  • Lay out the pieces in the position so that you do not get anything mixed up. You can use the photo below as a guide. (You will have some triangles left, they can be used for a future poject.)

  • Now it is time to stitch the triangles together. 

  • Start sewing with the center triangles, that they will make a square as in the photo below. Do not forget to press and trim off the points.

  • After the center square, continue with the larger triangles in the corners. Stitch the background triangles to the card triangles. In the photo below they are marked.

  • Stitch the smaller triangles (they are marked in the photo below) and then stitch the pieced triangle to the larger triangle.

  • Assemble each row, then each row to each other. Press the block. The finished size is 12".

I hope that this card trick quilt tutorial is helpful for you. If there is any missing parts, please let me know.
Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .