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Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

4 patch quilt block tutorial

How to make a disappearing 4-patch block

Block size

8 1/2 inch square.

Materials

Four 5 inch squares in contrasting fabrics. You can use either 3 colours or 2 colours depending on the effect you wish to achieve.

Quilt designs using this block

With sashing

Without sashing

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

Block using only 2 colours

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

1 video tutorial: 16 half square triangles (HST), 16 different blocks, 1 quilt sampler

This is a beginner quilt. Each block is made with 2 sets of 8 half square triangles (HST) made at once. Watch the 2 minute video tutorial on making 8 HSTs at once:

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If you’d like to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler Flickr group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

HST quilt sampler block tutorials:

Block 1: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 1

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 2

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 3

Block 4: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 4

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 5

Block 6: 16 HST quilt sampler - video tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  6

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 7

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block  8

Block 9: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  9

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  10

Block 11: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 11

Block 12: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 12

Block 13: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 13

Block 14: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 14

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 15

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 16

Some notes

Starting squares size: 7  inch square. You will need at least four 7 inch squares for each block or more for blocks in 3 or 4 different fabrics. Each pair makes 8 HST.

Block size: 10 1/2 inch square.

Block type: 16-patch block.

Trimming half square triangles: Essential. Remember to trim off your HSTs  and make sure that they are 3 inch square.

Fabric needs:  I will give you the fabric needs for each block. All blocks use four 7 inch squares in different colours and combinations. More details on each tutorial. This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Colour scheme: For better results, use high contrasting fabrics.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler Flickr group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler