If you’re here for the Quilt Along, we are on Month 2, Week 1.
Today we will be learning how to make a basic 4-patch
There are many tips and tricks when putting together a 4-Patch, but I’m sticking with a very basic one. I’d like to eventually do the other ones I have come across, but right now, I’m going to keep it simple.
Let’s get started!
- 2- 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Print
- 2- 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Background fabric
Lay out the 4 squares in a 2 x 2 fashion. The background squares should be in opposite corners.
With right sides together, take the right squares and lay them on top of the ones on the left and line up the center edges.
Sew a 1/4″ inch along the right side of these two sets. Press open or towards the colored fabric.
With right sides together, take the top two squares and lay them on top of the bottom two squares and line up the center edges.
Sew a 1/4″ inch along the center line. Press.
Here you have your finished 4-patch. Now it’s time to trim.
Place your square on top. You need one that is at least 6 1/2″ square. The unfinished size of the 4-patch should be 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2. Line up the square so the lines on the square line up with the seam lines on the patch. The center should be at the 3 1/4″ mark both horizontally and vertically. Trim off any excess that you have along the side and top edges.
Flip the 4-patch around so the top right white square is on the bottom left. Line up the corner along the 6 1/2″ lines, both horizontally and vertically. Trim off any excess that you have along the side and top edges.
Here you have your finished block.
Beginner Skill Builder Sampler Quilt
If you are sewing along with me and making Beginner Skill Builder Sampler Quilt you will need just one of these 4-patches. It will be the center of our next block.
If you have any questions, or if something’s not clear, check out the YouTube video. I go into more detail there. If still you have questions, please ask in the comments of this blog post or on the YouTube video and I’ll get it answered for you.
Let me know how they turn out.