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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Something new - 4 patch blocks

In the quilting world, once you have been at the craft for a few years, then you think you know all the tricks.  Not so!  I learned something new today.    I have learned how to make 4 patch blocks a different and fast way.

I made 96 four patch blocks in two hours of sewing, plus the time it took to cut the squares - maybe another 30 minutes, then 15 minutes to trim the blocks where necessary.

 Place the two squares face together, and sew a 1/4" seam at opposite ends.

Cut apart through the centre - measure carefully to get the centre
 Press the two sections open
 Place the right sides together, butting the seams together, and stitch 1/4" seam at opposite ends.
 Cut apart at the centre measurement again

Press open - and there you have two perfect 4 patch blocks.  You may have to trim them a little.

I now feel like I want to make a whole heap of 4 patch quilts now.  Wonder where I can find some ideas?

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