Fast Four Patch Quilt


Quilt For Lovers brings you a fast, easy and fast patchwork for beginners, this beautiful pattern that we will learn and called Fast Four Patch Quilt. Perfect for a sloppy look and beautiful exhibitionist fabric. It’s a great project for new quilters.

If you are new to quilting, be sure to check out the others!


Four Patch Quilt Patch Tutorial:

This pattern will be part of your quilt favorites for a quick baby quilt. Works great for displaying a main “focus” print, contrasting with a variety of four-patch block prints. The quilt shown here ends at 40 “x 56”.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This four patchwork design is great for displaying a large print and then combining it with a variety of contrasting fabrics. Great maze-like print on the Mint for the ‘bottom’ squares and the navies, corals and some pieces of mint as a contrast. (Tip: Avoid the other light background fabrics in the four patch blocks, as they do not contrast so much with light background printing).

If you are new to quilting, be sure to check out the others!

Four Patch Quilt Patch Tutorial:

This pattern will be part of your quilt favorites for a quick baby quilt. Works great for displaying a main “focus” print, contrasting with a variety of four-patch block prints. The quilt shown here ends at 40 “x 56”.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This four patchwork design is great for displaying a large print and then combining it with a variety of contrasting fabrics. Great maze-like print on the Mint for the ‘bottom’ squares and the navies, corals and some pieces of mint as a contrast. (Tip: Avoid the other light background fabrics in the four patch blocks, as they do not contrast so much with light background printing).

If you are new to quilting, be sure to check out the others!

Four Patch Quilt Patch Tutorial:

This pattern will be part of your quilt favorites for a quick baby quilt. Works great for displaying a main “focus” print, contrasting with a variety of four-patch block prints. The quilt shown here ends at 40 “x 56”.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This four patchwork design is great for displaying a large print and then combining it with a variety of contrasting fabrics. Great maze-like print on the Mint for the ‘bottom’ squares and the navies, corals and some pieces of mint as a contrast. (Tip: Avoid the other light background fabrics in the four patch blocks, as they do not contrast so much with light background printing).

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Four-patchwork quilt: 40 “x 56”

Fabric Requirements for Your Four Patchwork:

  • 1 1/4 yard background print
  • At least 8 different 1/8 yard yards for four patch contrasting blocks (you can use more if you want)
  • OR some 5 ″ pre-cut square packs
  • 2 ½ Yard Backing Cloth (if you are careful about the width of the backing and it is wide enough, you can survive 1 3/4 yards)
  • 1/2 yard required

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Cutting Your Four Quilt:

  • For background printing, cut 5 strips of 8 ½ ”x width of fabric. (If you cut very carefully, you can get 5 squares per strip. That’s fine if they include a little edge that will end up at the seam allowance.)
  • Sub cut into 17 squares 8 1/2 “x 8 1/2”.
  • Four-patch print, cut 72 squares, 4 1/2 “x 4 1/2”
  • From binder, cut 5 strips 2 1/2 ″ x width

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Match 72 squares in contrasting pairs. Sew squares using a 1/4 ″ seam

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

You can chain them quickly without cutting the line. Press seam to one side.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Combine each pair with a contrasting pair and sew to create 18 blocks of four patches. Press seam to one side. These blocks should come out as 8 1/2 “x 8 1/2” unfinished.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Quilt block layout in seven rows of five blocks each. Start with a block of four patches in the first line and an 8 1/2 ″ square block in the second line. (see photo)

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Sew the squares in rows by pressing the seams toward the 8 1/2 ″ square blocks. This will create nesting seams when you sew the threads together and make assembly easier, as well as combining stitches. Sew the threads and press the seams in the same direction.

Top quilt bed with batting and support and watering together. Quilt as desired.

Some of the focus prints on the back and adding the swiss stitch in the navy worked as well as the binding. Yum Quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting. For binding, sew 2 1/2 ″ x with strips end to end.

Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

And ready! A super fast square patchwork and so cute!

Here is an earlier version of this simple four patchwork design. It’s great for using fabric and displaying fun prints. This is an easy pattern to fit other size quilts.

Here are the fabric requirements for your Four Patch Quilt:

THROW (56″ x 72″)

  • 1 ¾ yards focus fabric – cut 7 strips 8 ½” x WOF and cut into 31 squares 8 ½” x 8 ½”
  • 8 different ¼ yards of fabric – cut into 128 squares 4 ½” x 4 ½” for 32 four patch blocks
  • ½ yard Binding
  • 3 ½ yards Backing – cut into two 1 ¾ yard pieces

Make 32 total four-patch blocks. Lay out quilt rows 7 squares across by 9 rows down, alternating focus fabric and four-patch blocks.

TWIN (64″ x 88″)

  • 2 3/4 yard focus fabric – cut 9 strips 8 ½” x WOF and cut into 44 squares 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • 10 different 1/4 yards of fabric – cut into 176 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for 44 four-patch blocks
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • 5 1/2 yard backing

Make 44 four-patch blocks. Lay out quilt 8 rows across by 11 rows down, alternating focus fabric and four patch blocks 

DOUBLE/QUEEN (80″ x 88″)

  • 3 1/2 yards focus fabric – cut 11 strips 8 1/2″ x WOF and cut into 55 squares 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • 13 different 1/4 yards of fabric – cut into 220 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for 55 four-patch blocks
  • 3/4 yard binding
  • 6 yards backing

Make 55 total four-patch blocks. Lay out quilt rows 10 squares across by 11 rows down alternating focus fabric and four-patch blocks.

KING (120″ x 120″)

  • 6 3/4 yards focus fabric – cut 23 strips 8 1/2″ x WOF and cut into 112 squares 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • 14 different 1/2 yards – cut into 452 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for 113 four-patch blocks
  • 1 yard binding
  • 11 yards backing

Make 113 four patch blocks. Lay out quilt rows 15 squares by 15 squares alternating focus fabric and four-patch blocks.

(King size alternate: if you’d rather have borders to eliminate some of the piecing:

  • 5 yards focus fabric – cut 17 strips 8 1/2″ x WOF and cut into 84 squares 8 1/2″ x  8 1/2″
  • 13 different 3/8 yards of fabric – cut into 340 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for 85 four-patch blocks
  • 2  3/4 yards border fabric
  • 1 yard binding
  • 11 yards backing

Make 85 four-patch blocks. Lay out quilt rows 13 squares x 13 squares alternating focus fabric and four-patch blocks.. Cut 10 border strips 8 1/2″ x 42″ for outside quilt border.)

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See too: Morning Star Block


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