I wanted 4''x4'' size blocks or really close to it, so I cut out two 4''x4'' blocks and then a strip that was 4''x16''.
I then took one square and the stripe of fabric and with the right sides together sewed them together going around the square.
I repeated the same thing with the other square and the other side of the stripe of fabric.
So it will look like this.
I sewed the ends together leaving a whole so I could turn the fabric outside out.
This is what it looked like after I turned it.
I stuffed the block as full as I could.
Then sewed it shut. I made 6 of them and it took me about a hour to do all of them.