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A pdf download of one of my most popular quilt patterns, so you can start work on making your version straight away - no waiting for a paper pattern in the post!


Please download your pattern within 30 days of purchase.

From the pattern cover -
This easy to piece block is great for slightly thicker fabrics, like wool and silk kimono fabrics (as shown above), Japanese taupe textured cottons, woven plaids or stripes and flannels.  Thirty six blocks make a quick machine sewn quilt from eighteen different fabrics, plus a bright centre square, framed by a wide border suitable for larger patterns.  The square in a square block design is reminiscent of traditional stacking masu, Japanese wooden measuring boxes. Instructions include piecing diagrams, quilt assembly plan and quilting suggestion. Finished quilt size 77in square approx. 

Cutting instructions are given for both traditional Japanese narrow width fabrics and fat quaters.  The pattern is fat quarter friendly. The third photo shows blocks from a version I've made using hand stencilled Japanese yukata cottons combined with woven stripes.


  • fabric pieces either – eighteen 25 x 14in pieces kimono fabric, in silk, wool, cotton or blends or eighteen fat quarters
  • thirty six 2in squares, for block centres (see Idea below)
  • border fabric –two pieces 7in x 63½in;
  • two pieces 7 in x 77in
  • backing fabric slightly larger than finished quilt size (may be pieced)
  • 2oz wadding slightly larger than finished quilt size
  • 9 yards fabric strips, for binding – width dictated by your favourite method
  • machine sewing thread to tone with fabrics (for patchwork)
  • quilting thread to tone with fabrics
  • tacking thread or pins for tacking the quilt sandwich


You also need:

  • Quilters’ rule, cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • sewing machine to assemble patchwork – with a quarter inch patchwork foot
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • sewing pins & tacking (basting) thread


Idea – thinner silks can be used for the block centre. Back the fabric with lightweight iron on stabiliser (such as “Vilene”) first, then cut out the squares. The stabiliser will add weight and stop the edges fraying too much.

The pdf may be printed onto A4 sheets and bound as a booklet or stored in a ring binder for easy reference.

As there have been changes to the VAT rating of UK books and booklets, changing to zero VAT on 1st May 2020, I am now able to offer my pdf patterns as a direct download from my website and will be adding more over the next few weeks.

This listing is for a pdf file download, not the printed version of the pattern.

File size 7.4MB


Masu(Square Stacking Measures) PDF quilt pattern

  • This listing is for a pdf file download, not the printed version of the pattern.

    File size 7.4MB

    You must download and save your pattern within 30 days of purchase.

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