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Scrap Busting with Four Patches

Another great quilt block for scrap busting is basic four patches. While not as versatile as the half square triangle it still has many options.

I like to use my Accuquilt Go and strip dies to make four patches. I cut the strips from my scraps. Sew in sets of two. Send them back through the Go turned the other way. Then I have lots of little two patches that can easily be sewn together into four patches. I can change up the size by using different strip dies.

I like to use these as leaders and enders. It’s a great way to get a free bonus quilt. Place all the four patches together like I did in Shades of Gray. Or add an alternate block like in this quilt. Get a different look by putting them on point. Like this scrap busting quilt I made after knee surgery.

Take your four patch a step further and put a four patch in a four patch in a four patch. 4 Ever Scrap Busting takes this block and twists and turns it for four different quilt layouts. Have fun playing with color and value placement to create even more options.

Cutting up your four patch is another way to add variety to this basic quilt block. Learn how and see different layouts in this blog post.

I hope this give you a good jumping off point. Can’t wait to see what you create. Be sure to share it on the group Facebook page. We all want to ooo and ahh.

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