Easy Speedy Four Patches
If you need to make a whole bunch of four patches, here
is a speedy method that will help you get through them a bit
faster. To make 6 1/2 inch* four patches you will need one
7 inch square of each of your two fabrics.

Lay the two fabrics right sides together
Sew a 1/4 inch seam on opposite sides
Cut this unit in half between the lines you just sewed, making two 3 1/2 inch units.
Press these units to the darker side
Now lay them right sides together with the colors turned.
Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance on opposite sides
Cut it in half again
And look at that, two four patch blocks which should measure 6 1/2 inches each!

*Need a different size four patch? Just add a half inch for the seam allowances to the size (unfinished) you need, and cut your starting squares that size. If you need a unfinished 12 1/2 inch four patch, you would start with 13 inch squares.

This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Speedy Four Patches Delaware Quilts April 2004


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