Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26

Thread: Fast 4 patch

  1. #1
    Super Member AKDaffyodil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    1,059

    Fast 4 patch

    Hi, I'm looking for an easy tutorial for the fast way to make 4 patches. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ronnie
    Daffy

  2. #2
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    MSQC has a good one tutorial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCSoljKnqU
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



  3. #3
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,212
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  4. #4
    Super Member AKDaffyodil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    1,059
    Thanks so much ladies! Very interesting methods!
    Daffy

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    1,771
    Blog Entries
    14
    Thanks Jan. You allways come up with really good ideas

  6. #6
    Senior Member luvstoquilt301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Phoenix AZ
    Posts
    862
    very very clever===both ways

  7. #7
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,978
    Have copied your sheet Jan & will watch MSQC video when I get back home. Great to know
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

  8. #8
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,978
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    MSQC has a good one tutorial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCSoljKnqU
    Couldn't wait, just watched. This is the Billie Lauder method. Billie's videos are super
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

  9. #9
    Senior Member Mom3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    suburb of Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    651
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Jan,

    LOVE this method!

    Have you ever put together a list of all the shortcuts you have used? I, for one, would love a list.

  10. #10
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    new york state
    Posts
    10,531
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks Jan. Love your way.
    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind see.
    mark Twain

  11. #11
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,076
    Thanks, Jan! That's ingenious! I have only made 4-patches for scrappy quilts, but will definitely use this method when I need multiples.

    To sew 4 patches, I use them as leaders/enders while sewing other blocks. That way they add almost no time.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

  12. #12
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,230
    Actually, both way are super simple! Depending on what size of fabric you start with I could see using either method. Thanks. I learned something this morning. I guess that you truly can teach an old dog new tricks!!
    Betty

    A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.

    http://notesfrommoosehaven.blogspot.com

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    136
    I like Billie Lauder's method. Do a you tube search. It's there.

  14. #14
    Super Member mike'sgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    starke,Florida
    Posts
    2,005
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Jan, your friend is brilliant! I love this and will definitely use this technique. Thank you. Gina

  15. #15
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    15,796
    Blog Entries
    2
    yep, i've just made over 300 of them!!! this is the beginning of a quilt with them, it's larger than the photo now but not done yet!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  16. #16
    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rosedale, Indiana
    Posts
    2,003
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Simply genius!

  17. #17
    Super Member deanneellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Dallas,Oregon
    Posts
    1,116
    Thanks, Jan, for the instructions on making the 4 patches quickly. I have it printed and ready to use. Great idea!
    Deanne Ellen

    Quilts,Books,and Wine,Oh My!

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    SW TN
    Posts
    589

    Jan and Debbie's Fast four patch squares

    Jan, what a great idea. I don't remember seeing this before. Will certaintly give it a try. Thanks.


    Linda

    Sew little time and sew many ideas

  19. #19
    Member nuevaquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Jan, this is fantastic! Thanks!

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    207
    Blog Entries
    25
    Jan--Guess that's why you are a SUPER member. Thanks!!!!!

  21. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    85
    Great question and wonderful tutorials! Thanks to all for sharing!

  22. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    36
    Hey Jan,

    I already know you are a genius. I agree that you should package all of these genius ideas together!

  23. #23
    Super Member WMUTeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Portage, Michigan
    Posts
    2,432
    Cool tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have never thought of that before but how easy. I would see where she was going and "how easy is that?". I have piles of 5x5 scraps cut and ready to go. Wish I could zip out of the office and go try this right NOW. Thanks for the post.

  24. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sherman, NY
    Posts
    5
    Jan, thanks for the tips that you are noted for.
    Kathy

  25. #25
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,079
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a secret for making multiple 4 patches at a time. Amazingly simple, thought up by a dear, dear quilty friend years ago, we used this technique SO many times!

    Jan in VA
    Well that's just kind'a brilliant! Thanks for sharing that pdf with us.
    Wendy

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.