# Card Trick Quilt Tutorial

It’s just amazing. A magician can perform a trick RIGHT in front of my eyes, and I still can’t figure out how it is done! I stare without blinking, watch every move, and somehow never catch a glimpse of the card up his sleeve or the coin hidden in his left palm. My brain knows it’s an illusion, but all I can see is pure magic.

This week Jenny is stitching up her version of the Card Trick quilt. This classic block has the illusion of being difficult, but we know better! Jenny has a few tricks of her own to make this project as easy as “abracadabra!” Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

• Cheree Hull

I am enjoying making this quilt but I have come across a problem with the math for the cutting. In the video (and transcript) she says to cut (6) 4.5″x2.5″ rectangles and (6) 2.5″ squares. However, in doing this, I ran out of fabric and had to buy another roll. Ignoring the background fabric, I have calculated what each block requires and multiplied it by 42. Unless I’m wrong, we should be cutting (4) 4.5″X2.5″ rectangles and (8) 2.5″ squares from each strip. Each block needs 8 ( x42 blocks=336 total) of the squares and 4 ( x42 blocks=168 total) rectangles. I hope that I have transferred my math to here correctly and that it makes sense! Please let me know if I am in error but if I am not, I hope I can save others from the problem I had. :o)

• Elaine Christman

I believe you are correct. Half way through cutting I thought “this isn’t right” and I was able to get the required amount of squares and rectangles out of my jelly roll. You do need to cut 6 rectangles from 2 strips to have enough. I would have been so upset if I hadn’t caught this error since I am using an older jelly roll that is no longer available.