Monday, August 25, 2014

Charm Pack - Tutorial for a 4-Patch Quilt

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I love Charm Packs, all cut and 

Ready to GO ! 

I seem to pick-up the 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" a lot more than the larger sets.

It's the more is better way....I think !

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free pattern to make a Four Patch quilt top

I needed a little project to take to my quilt group and so here we go ! ! Finished quilt is 36" x 36" perfect for a lap quilt. 

One Charm Pack of 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - 42 squares 
OR just 
Cut 42 assort colors - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
White about 1/2 yard
I used Black and binding about 3/4 yard
Border about 1/2 yard
I used all scraps from my closet for everything but the charm pack.

Good shop owner's always have these at the cutting tables and I always purchase ! 
making a 4-patch quilt block tutorial free

This is the one I'm using

use a charm pack to make a baby quilt

Cut 2 Strips of 2 1/2" white fabric or
Cut 42 White - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

cutting a 2 1/2" strip of cotton

I like to chain piece these, make sure of your 1/4" seam allowance

free 4-patch quilt pattern

When the row is done, I press and I like to hand cut with scissors. 
I"m lazy and don't want to get up and walk the 3 steps to my cutting board....
You do as you like !

tutorial on a 4-patch quilt pattern

free pattern to make a Four Patch quilt top

 Open and press to the dark side or charm pack side
how to make a 4-Patch quilt pattern

Take two of above unit and pin together to form 4-patch block,
I pin, I always have and probably will always, do what you like!

tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt block

Open each up and press 

how to make a 4-patch quilt block

You will have 21 blocks, Lay them out and 
like there placement

tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt

B is for Black 
W is for White
You will need 
13 with outside Black Borders and
8 with outside White Borders 


 Move them to your sewing table


Cut black strips OR
Cut 26 Black  4 1/2" x 1 1/2" 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

Again, press and cut.


Press to the out side, 


Strip on top black or
Cut 26 Black -  6 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside

how to make a 4-patch quilt

Cut white strips OR
Cut 16 White  4 1/2" x 1 1/2" 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

 Strip on top black or
Cut 16 White -  6 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside

For the off blocks I used black
Cut 4 Black Squares - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Cut white strips OR
Cut 8 White  4 1/2" x 1 1/2" 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

 Strip of white or
Cut 8 White -  6 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside


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Lay out as shown 

Row 1

Rows 1, 2, 3

Row 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,


Cut 2 Border - 30 1/2 x 3 1/2
Sew to the sides


Cut 2 Borders - 36 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Sew to the top and bottom


Quilt as you like - Machine, Hand or tie with yarn

Cut Binding 2 1/2" x 164" 


I'm hand quilting now, no hoop or anything, just pinned well and hand quilting.
Not tiny stitches, but that's just fine for this ! 

tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt block



ENJOY ! 


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