Scrap Double Four Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

Scrap Double Four Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

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Once I finish a project I like to cut up the scraps into usable sized pieces.  I generally cut squares and sometimes strips.  I cut whatever sized squares I can get out of the fabric.  It’s surprising how these pieces can accumulate just from scraps.

For this block I am using 1 1/2″ squares and 2 1/2″ squares of fabric scraps.

This makes a very cute block which is easy to construct.  All seams based on 1/4″

This yields a 4 1/2″ block.

Requirements for the block

8 x 1 1/2″ squares in 2 contrasting colors

2 x 2 1/2″ squares

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Construction of the Block

Sew the 1 1/2″ squares together in sets of 2, one of each fabric.

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Then sew two sets of two together ensuring that the Center seams are nested.  Finger press.

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Lay out the block.  Make sure the four patches follow a direction. Alternating with the 2 1/2″ squares.  Then sew the little four patches to the 2 1/2″ squares.

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Press and trim the block if necessary.  Make some more!

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There are infinite ways these blocks could be used. Down the track I will show you how I’m setting mine….but that’s another story….

Happy scrap sewing!

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8 thoughts on “Scrap Double Four Patch Quilt Block Tutorial”

  1. Hi Susie
    The pattern that I was wanting to make was the charm square 4 patch quilt that was posted on November 13/14. (Your initial inspiration for this four patch charm square quilt was from one made by Robyn Pandolph.). I have only made 2 quilts this would be my third, so I would need a little more instructions than you provided. My first 2 turned out beautifully.I have been sewing for a long time, but have just started to quilt, AND I LOVE IT!!!!! Would love to make this as a wedding gift for my daughter.

      1. Thank you!!
        I can’t wait to start. I have a beautiful collection of fabrics, I am going to make it king size. I love your site, and check it every morning.
        Linda subscriber #200

        1. Dear Linda. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm. I have just published the pattern for Counrty Roses Four Patch Quilt. I wish you well with your wedding quilt. Would love to see your finished work! All the best. Susie.

  2. Hi Susie
    I found a pic of a beautiful quilt you posted on November 13, 2014. I would love to make this for my daughter as a wedding gift for July 16, 2016. It is the white background with pink and red patch colors. Do you have a pattern for this quilt. Would share it with me? Please!!

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thank you for your comment. Of course. I would love to. I am writing the pattern for this block right now which I will publish tonight or tomorrow. How exciting. I think your daughter will love it. 💝

    2. Dear Linda. As promised. I have just published the tutorial for Arkansas Croass Road Quilt block. Best of luck with your project!

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