Friday, May 20, 2022, Salisbury, NC: Square in a Square Class (SNS) Introduction to the SNS technique

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Square in a Square Class (SNS)

Friday, May 20, 2022 6:00 p.m. Salisbury, NC

Join us Friday, May 20, 2022 beginning at 6:00 (EST) for this 3.5-hour class to learn how to use the Square in a Square Ruler designed by Jodi Barrows. Learn to make star points without having to cut and sew triangles. Just start with a square and sew strips on all 4 sides then trim with your ruler. It’s like MAGIC!! This is an introductory class. Students need to be familiar with their machine and familiar with quilting. Beginner to Advanced quilters are welcome.

Class cost $30.00 


Class will be taught in the Fellowship Hall at Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 US 52 Salisbury, NC 28146. Class will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. so please arrive early to have your sewing machine setup and ready to sew. Square in a Square ruler will be available for purchase at class time. We will also have additional Square in a Square system rulers and books available for purchase.

Supplies needed:

  • Square in a Square ruler available here:

  • Rotary cutter & mat

  • Thread to coordinate with your fabrics

  • Sewing machine

  • Guide for your presser foot – I use moleskin. You will need to practice making sure you can measure a scant ¼ inch. Practice stitching and measure. Make adjustments as needed. Note: Have a scrap of fabric ready for class time and I'll show you how to find the scant 1/4".

  • Tape that is visible and can easily be removed from the ruler, such as Post-it tape, painters tape, masking tape


I’ll be using patriotic colors during class but you can choose from your stash (Please have fabrics cut and ready to sew prior to class time) (note: if you would like to purchase a precut kit for this class for $5, please indicate so in the comment section during checkout.)

  • White Fabric (or foundation color):

    • 5 – 3” squares

    • 2 – 3 3/8” Squares

    • 8 – 4” x 2 ¼” Rectangles

    • 1 strip 2” wide at least 20” long

  • Red Fabric (Star centers):

    • 4 – 4” square

  • Blue Fabric (Star Points): (If you want a scrappy look, here’s a good place to choose several red fabrics)

    • 2” wide strips 4 pieces width of fabric OR 8 pieces ½ width of fabric

  • Coordinating Red Fabric (cornerstones)

    • 4 – 2 ¼” squares 

Additional resources:

The SNS technique is great for quilt design. The SNS Technique (Volume 1) and SNS Diamond Technique (Volume 2) have 39 options to create precise star points, adapt patterns, option sizes and so much more! One ruler, 40 options, unlimited combination possibilities.

Technique reference book (30 detailed diagrams for 30 quilt patterns plus-sizing charts):

Diamonds by the Square Book: