Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy 4 patches

Hello everyone, I hope you all are staying cool. It's a scorcher out there!

I got this lovely charm pack of Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung, for my birthday. I'm pairing it up with some white tone on tone. ( I had a lovely picture of my charm pack with the whites... and what did I do? I deleted it from my camera... before I could use it. LOL. So this pic will have to do.)

I'm making some easy 4 patches with some of them. Here's how.

 Using a print and a white, match right sides together. And mark a line at the halfway point of the square.

Sew a 1/4" line on both sides of line.

Cut apart on drawn line and press open.

 Right sides together again, making sure your white of one patch is lined up with the print of the other patch. (I'm switching to a darker color, so it's easier to see.)

Mark a line at the halfway point. And sew 1/4" on both sides of it.

Cut apart on the drawn line and press open.

Ta-da! Two easy four patches, with a perfect matched seam ;)

I'm also doing HST's. Which are easy too. I mark my lines for both the 4 patch and the HST's, then take both stacks to the machine and chain piece. It's goes pretty quickly.

I'll show you what I'm doing with these at a later date ;)

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  1. Easy 4 Patches looks like a great quick pattern. Love your fabric! Thanks for sharing!
    As for the weather.....we got back home to CA yesterday after spending 4 weeks in Washington with lovely 60 and 70 degree weather to a forecast of more than 100 degrees for the whole week. Ugh.... :(......wishing I was back in WA.
    Dorian, I know it's hot where you are, too, so you stay cool.

  2. Hi, Ms Dorian ... How did I miss this post? What a nifty way to make four patch blocks! Love the fabrics ... ;) Pat

  3. What a great trick, Dorian! :-)


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