Four Patch Quilt Pattern

Free tiny four patch quilt pattern and instructions.

Tiny Four Patch Quilt Pattern

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Start with cutting either 1" strips or 1" squares. To make the quilt as pictured, you will need 36 one inch squares of red and 36 one inch squares of blue. You can speed things up by cutting a 1" strip of red fabric and a 1" strip of blue fabric. Sew both strips together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Note: I use 1/4" seam allowances for all my quilt sewing/piecing; this seam allowance can be trimmed to 1/8" after sewing and pressing.

After sewing the two strips together, the finished size of the 2 sewn strips will be 1 1/2" across. Now subcut this strip into 1 1/2" squares.

You will need to sew 18 of these 1 1/2" four patch squares for the quilt.

You will also need to cut 17 1 1/2" squares of a plain fabric (in this quilt, a tone-on-tone muslin) for the alternate blocks. The blocks are sewn alternating a pieced block with a plain block. See finished quilt photo below for quilt lay-out. I used a very thin craft fleece for the batting and I bound the quilt in the same way I do my larger quilts. The binding strip cut size was approx. 2 1/4". You can increase or decrease the size of this quilt by adding (or subtracting) the number of rows in the quilt or the number of blocks across in the quilt. The quilt pictured is 5 blocks across by 7 rows down for a finished size of approx. 5 1/2 by 7 3/4" (measurement of the quilt includes the binding edges).

Original Quilt Designs Copyrighted 2017, Nancy J Thomas