Thursday, May 5, 2011

Four Patch's

One of the first squares a quilter learns is the Four Patch. Yes these are very easy, but why not make it even easier? A while ago I learned a great way to make these Four Patch squares so fast.

You will need 2 charm squares (5"x5") to make 2 four patch squares. 

1. Place the charm squares right sides together and sew down the right and left sides, using a 1/4" seam.

2. Cut the sewn charm squares in half first horizontally and then vertically. You will then have 4 pieces of 2.5" x 4.5".

3. Now you can put your four patches together. I like to sew along the straight edge instead of the crinkled edge and this is a perfect way to make sure that happens every time. Then when you square them up the crinkled edge is gone.

You can make a bunch of these squares in a few minutes very easily.

I'd love to hear of your short cut way to make quilting easier.

Sha :


  1. Well that looks really easy. I just bought a charm pack for a Christmas project and I'm going to try that neat little trick out! Thanks!!

  2. I have a few charm packs not knowing what I was going to o with them so I am going to give this little trick a try. Thank you for the tip!

  3. Okay, I'm confused...what is the "crinkled edge"????

  4. The crinkled edge s the outside parts of the charms, it looks kinda like a pinking shear.


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