I'm coming at this from a beginners perspective, I even got my partner to make one.
This is my first instructable, and I'm pretty new to making anything, so comments and suggestions are more then welcome.
Step 1: You will need...
Sewing machine/ needle and thread- I did mine by hand.
Tailors chalk/ Pen/ Pencil
Step 2: Cut your fabric
Pin your template to your fabric so that it won't move and cut carefully around the edges.
You will need 6 squares per block, I made 6 blocks so had to cut 36 squares of fabric. As I had 6 different fabrics this was 6 pieces from each. I cut a couple extra from each to give me so flexibility in the patterns of the blocks.
You should end up with lots of squares.
Step 3: Making the block
As you can see I embroidered five squares to spell out a name, you may wish to add shaped patches, letters, or similar. One of these embroidered squares will form part of each block.
I advise you to lay out each block that you want to make, that way you can see the pattern and cut any additional squares out at this stage.
Give each square an iron to remove any creases.