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Moving it Forward

I’m in love with these cute little four patches that I’m making for my next Free Four all Quilt. With all the fun ways to arrange it I never seem to get tired of making them.

So I’ve been busy chain, chain, chaining them through my machine. Until recently I would use a small pair of scissors to snip the threads between each four patch.

 But at Quilt Walk a couple of ladies had this really cool devise. It serves the same purpose as seam rippers set on end but much safer. The blade is recessed so your not going to stab yourself. I’m so pleased to have discovered it. Sure makes cutting those threads so much faster.

Helped me whip out all these blocks.

Now it’s your turn. What have you been moving along?

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  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    I had seen that little device on a couple blogs now and then in the photos glad to hear it works, I might have to check it out next time I have to order something.

  • Bonnie says:

    This is a great way to use up squares… I cut 1 1/2" squares from leftover fabrics. And 2.5". Must think about making one of these. I love the variety of layouts one can use. Thanks for the links to the directions.

  • Alycia~Quiltygirl says:

    Cute cute – and I love the colors!!

  • Cathy says:

    I didn't realize there were so many settings for that block. I've made a double four patch which looks similar but never even thought of mixing one up like Free Four All. Nice!

  • Kathy S. says:

    Love the black in your Free Four All quilt! I'll be working on scrappy 4-patches this week as well. Happy sewing!

  • Loris says:

    Ha! Now I know what I'm going to do with all those 1 1/2" squares I've been saving! Thank you for the inspiration. Your quilt is lovely 🙂

  • Soma @ whimsandfancies.com says:

    Lovely four patches! The black makes the colours pop so nicely. Thank you so much for hosting!


  • Goofin' Off Around the Block says:

    Those four patches look fantastic all laid out like that. –Andrea

  • Tu-Na Quilts says:

    The layout of your quilt is great! I love those 4 patches.

  • Needled Mom says:

    Love how cute the 4 patches are and they're so versatile. I've thought about getting that little thread clipper. Nice to hear a review on it.

  • Lynn says:

    That's a great way to do four patches. Hope to follow your lead soon.

  • Julie says:

    Four patches are therapy, I swear. That's my go-to for watching a show while stitching. I paged through a new book last night pairing brights with black, and saw it in a new light. Then to see you matching the same really solidified it. Thank you for the beautiful visual. I needed that!

  • Lynn Dykstra says:

    I've been looking for an idea for my overflowing 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inch bins! This is wonderful.

  • Miaismine says:

    How cute are your blocks! Love them! Great way to use up more scraps! I'm off to check out my baby squares! Thank you for sharing!

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