Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial Part 2

Last month we looked at making disappearing four patch designs that used horizontal and vertical cuts. These are perfect for both directional and non-directional prints because none of the patchwork pieces are rotated to create the new block design.

This month I’m sharing more designs, but this time they are cut in a different way. In the tutorial linked below there are two different designs (Jumbled Corners block and Butterfly block) and both using diagonal cuts. Due to the way the pieces are moved around and rotated in these blocks, I’d highly recommend using non-directional prints.

But what is a disappearing four patch block?

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.

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


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