Seaside gal

Two colors - two 4-patches

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by , 05-15-2013 at 03:42 PM (579 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
I came up with a way to make two 4-patches with two squares of fabric. It's similar to the method used in the Missour Star Quilt Co's video, but I used two different fabrics which result in two similar 4-patch blocks.

Determine the size of finished block you want, then add 1/2" to allow for the 1/4" seams. In my case, I used 4-1/2" blocks that resulted in two 4" 4-patches.

First step: Select two contrasting fabrics, place right sides together, then sew a 1/4" seam on 2 sides across from each other. Then cut in half between the two seams. (See pic below).

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Step 2: Set seams, then press seams to dark side:

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Step 3: Place squares right sides together, with dark on top of light and vice versa (see pic):

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Step 4: Lock seams, then sew on two sides ACROSS the seams in the pieces you just made:

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Step 5: Cut in half across the horizontal seam:

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Step 6: Set seams, and press both open, resulting in this:

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And your done!
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  1. Seaside gal's Avatar
    info from another poster, not me. make 9 patches the same way. For instance: using two squares (easily divisible by 3). Using 9" squares sew the two outside seams, cut at 3" in from each side, add the loose strip to the appropriate section, turn as in step 3 in tute, sew outside, cut at 3" in from eachside, and sew the appropriate extra piece to it's section.
    Updated 05-15-2013 at 03:53 PM by Seaside gal

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