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    Four Patch Posy pattern

    I have been reading and trying to understand the Four Patch Posy pattern. It is so confusing and the pictures are horrible. Do you stack the fabric in four layer repeats and cut squares?
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    I bought this pattern and some fabric for it 2 or 3 years ago and just dug it out today. I, too, am reading the instructions and seem to get more confused each time I read them. Maybe tomorrow it will sink in. Good luck with yours!

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    you stack four layers, pinning areas of print you can match through all the layers. then depending on how many repeats you can get from your fabric, you cut strips. like 12 inches between repeats would let you cut four 3 inch strips or three 4 inch strips. then cut squares from those strips (3 or 4 inches). then take those stacks of four sqs and have fun turning them and making four patch poseys. it's fairly easy.I made one quilt without the pattern. i didn't like it and gave it away. I got more info out of fellow quilters.
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    Here is a previous thread on the subject

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    That's basically it. I have the Stacked Posie Supreme pattern, even more confusing.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have been reading and trying to understand the Four Patch Posy pattern. It is so confusing and the pictures are horrible. Do you stack the fabric in four layer repeats and cut squares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    That's basically it. I have the Stacked Posie Supreme pattern, even more confusing.
    I have that one, too, but haven't even looked at it yet.

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    I agree - I had the pattern and couldn't figure it out. Went back to the lqs I bought it at, and got the material there and she cut it in the four pieces and pinned it. So I could do. Not quilt I would do again.
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    I never had a pattern. It is just a version of a Stack and whack, only 4 layers thick. You can choose your own size for the squares. So what if it crosses over and is more than one repeat, I didn;t but there is no reason you can't do one big 4 patch posey and put smaller ones around it. I did use sashing between my 4 patch posies though not everyone I know has done that.

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    The four patch posie pattern is the worst cover front picture. It really is confusing and turns me off from ever buying that pattern. If I ever do a four patch posie, I'll refer to Bethany Reynolds's Stack n Whack and just stack four layers.

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    I did it without a pattern and found it kind of fun. I enjoyed playing with the squares and positioning them just so...
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    Thanks everyone for clearing it up for me. This designer shouldn't be writing pattern instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Thanks everyone for clearing it up for me. This designer shouldn't be writing pattern instructions.
    Or taking and publishing pictures that go with the instructions.

    I saw the quilt at a show and fell in love with it, so I bought the pattern. I think the vendor had taken their own picture of the quilt and taped it on the cover of the pattern. When I got home and opened the pattern, I lost ALL desire to make that quilt. The pictures were absolutely horrible.

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    I took a class at the local quilt shop. I found a scrap of fabric that had 4 repeats and make a baby quilt using it. The print was cowboys and I have 25 fun blocks. Hats, hosters horses, boots etc. going in different directions. I think making the small quilt made it something I enjoyed and I know my grandson loved the quilt.

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    I don't think I would want to tackle it without a teacher

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    I've made one without realizing that was what I was doing!! As some others said, I just stacked 4 layers of fabric with the pattern lined up and cut the size square I wanted. Worked like a charm! Simple!! After I did my quilt, a friend had me pick the pattern up for her when I went to the quilt shop. I didn't look at it very hard when I realized I had been there, done that without knowing I was doing a 4-patch posie!!
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    After seeing it at the LQS a year ago, I did it without a pattern too ... just picked up bits and pieces of info from the Quilting Board!!

    If you get the block too big, you're not going to see the kaleido so well. I cut my squares at 2-1/2".
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydidkg View Post
    The four patch posie pattern is the worst cover front picture. It really is confusing and turns me off from ever buying that pattern. If I ever do a four patch posie, I'll refer to Bethany Reynolds's Stack n Whack and just stack four layers.
    I agree tho I think I'll just cut mine one at a time like I do my S & W. I know it takes longer, but...
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    I hope you didn't give up on making Stacked Posies. I started mine yesterday. Our local quilting group gets together twice a month. Some of them were learning to make Stack n Wack which is done with an 18 degree ruler. I did my own thing ... Stacked Posies. Was wondering if I was just going to ruin a great piece of very large floral fabric. The repeat was 23.5 inches. I cut my fabric repeats into 3.5 inch squares and started spinning them to get the most interesting designs. It was so much fun. It is a work in progress that makes me giggle at the surprising designs! Scarey to start but so much fun and is real easy. The more I read my pattern the more confused I got so I left the darned thing home.

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    i know a great website that you can join and you will see a very informative video on how to stack and cut the fabric for this pattern She also has alot of other videos . give Aimee a try at www.overallquilter.com
    you will not be sorry..

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    I did my 4 patch posy this year...was fun to make...I have to hem it but will soon..Name:  HPIM0844.JPG
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    ONe of our retreat attendees was trying to make this pattern. We finally figured out the pattern had left out a whole set of instructions for putting the blocks into the quilt. She changed hers to fit and made the sashing in a different way.

    Basically, it did not tell her to put borders around all four sides of the four patches and then construct the sashing and put the rows together.

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    Thanks for sharing....I'm scouring the board right now for info on 4PP....this helps.
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    Very pretty, sak468! I've done a S&W before, and after seeing your photo, I get it (4PP) now. Thanks!
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    My guild is having a workshop to make the 4 patch ! No pattern necessary. Good thing as I threw mine in the fireplace and watched it burn! That's how frustrated I was with the instructions.
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    I had purchased that pattern and didn't like it. gave it away. I finally made one the way everyone kept talking about. it was easy. I intend to make more but must finish the first one that is waiting on me.
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