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Thread: Making a 4 patch posie quilt

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    I saw a link here before on the 4 patch posies and just loved them. I decided to make one and have been playing with fabrics. I want to make one with 20 blocks and have my squares 4 1/2". Does anyone know how much fabric I would need to make one of these using the stack and whack method???

    Any help would be very very VERY appreciated!!!

    Cheers!!!

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    Hi Aggi,
    I am presently making a 4 patch posie quilt. I found that choosing the fabric was the hardest part. The instructor said that we needed at least a 12 inch repeat. I found fabric that had a 26 inch repeat. This allowed me to cut 6 inch squares and when the 4 blocks are sewn, it measures 11 1/2 inches.
    DO NOT wash the fabric because it will be distorted in pressing.
    Cut the fabric in half, lengthwise, using 1/2 for the squares and the other 1/2 for borders. You need to find your repeat. You don't square up the first edge because this will let you know which piece is your cutting piece, or template. You place the first cut on the fabric and line it up so it matches. When you have all 4 pieces cut, you place them on top of each other and use the flat headed pins to hold the 4 pieces together. Place the pins so you don't cut over them with your rotary cutter, like I did.
    Decide on the size you want your cut to be, it will depend on your pattern repeat. Because my repeat was 26 inches, I was able to cut 6 inch strips and then cut those strips into 6 inch squares. You will be cutting 4 squares that are the same with each cut.
    I was able to sew all the squares, twelve, in about and hour or two.
    I hope that this is helpful to you.
    Blue Bell

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    Thanks Blue Bell!!! I will keep that in mind when I shop for my fabrics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    I saw a link here before on the 4 patch posies and just loved them. I decided to make one and have been playing with fabrics. I want to make one with 20 blocks and have my squares 4 1/2". Does anyone know how much fabric I would need to make one of these using the stack and whack method???

    Any help would be very very VERY appreciated!!!

    Cheers!!!
    WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE DIRECTIONS TO THIS QUILT.....PLEASE.

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    Me too.

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    This is the tutorial I played with..great fun!!

    http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/Quilt...ss/index1.html

    But there is also the square pattern, basically just cutting a repeat of the pattern four times exactly, then stack them up and cut into quarters then each four identical corners (which match exactly) can be put together to make a kaleidescope effect, don't forget you can turn each corner in or out to whichever formation pleases you the most. This version is easier than the above method :D

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    Have you seen the 4PP Supreme pattern? It puts it on point and looks really great. It adds a whole other look to it. Really, really pretty. I recently saw one that looked like blue china. Gorgeous!

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    Thanks Izy, looked at the stack and whacks, really like this effect.

    Got to try at least one block to see what it comes out like.


    Elle

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    Elle, an easy way is to use a square ruler and line up a prominent part of the repeat and cut it out exactly the same four times the quarter cut them!! Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    I saw a link here before on the 4 patch posies and just loved them. I decided to make one and have been playing with fabrics. I want to make one with 20 blocks and have my squares 4 1/2". Does anyone know how much fabric I would need to make one of these using the stack and whack method???

    Any help would be very very VERY appreciated!!!

    Cheers!!!
    What does it mean by Stack & Whack?

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