Take the top square (square 1) and lay it face up. Pick-up the square 2 and lay it face down on top of square one. Pin the right side together.Bring the paired-up squares to the machine. Sew the squares together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. This usually means lining up the edge of the fabric with your presser-foot.
**A consistent seam-allowance is the KEY to good-looking piecing – just always keep the edge of your fabric lined-up with your presser foot. **
Mark length with a pin to trim off excess.When strips are trimmed to the right length repeat process above. Find center of the strip and pin to center of the side of the quilt. Pin ends and then space pins throughout before sewing strips to opposite sides.
Press open again from the front and voila!
Your top is finished and ready to quilt how ever you like. You will need 1 1/4 yards for the back. There is great tutorial here for quilting with your own machine. Or you might like to hand quilt it or tie it. Or you could take it to someone who will professionally machine quilt it for you.