Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial

A disappearing four patch block is a patchwork technique. It is created by arranging and sewing together four squares of fabric to make a traditional four patch quilt block. Instead of leaving the block like this, it is cut up and the pieces rearranged to make the original design “disappear”. These blocks are great for using up scraps and you can put them together into quilts or other patchwork projects.

In the tutorial linked below there are two different designs (Mini Squares block and Corners block), both using vertical and horizontal cuts. Due to the way the pieces are moved around in these blocks, they are great for directional prints.

Head over to the Polka Dot Chair blog to find the full tutorial with step photos.


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