MINI TUTORIAL - perfect 4 patch block
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    Exclamation MINI TUTORIAL - perfect 4 patch block

    I learnt this just last week when doing my BOM quilt block and wanted to share it all with you.

    All you need here are 2 - 4 inch squares of 2 different colors. I'm just doing this in 4 inches for the tutorial, but it can be done in any size.

    Cut your material as in the following picture. Make sure your accurate in your cutting.

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    Now take both pieces of material and with right sides facing each other, sew along the outside edge, using your 1/4 inch seam allowance. Do not press.

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    Now sew the opposite side, again using your 1/4 inch seam allowance, just as in the following picture.

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    Take your ruler and from the outside edge, measure 2 inches. Cut. If your block was 6 inches, you'd measure 3 inches. What your doing here is cutting your block in 1/2.

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    Once cut, press. You'll have 2, that once pressed, will look exactly like this.

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    Take 2 of what you've just cut, and place them, right side facing each other, making sure that your colors/prints are opposite each other. Sew on both sides, so that your crossing over the line that has already been sewn. Sorry this picture is so blurry, but check the next picture and you'll get the general idea of this step.

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    Taking your ruler, again measure in 2 inches and cut exactly as in the following picture. Once again your cutting the block in half.

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    Do the same with the remaining two pieces of material. Once finished, open and press. Viola, you now have 2 perfect 4 patch blocks.

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    End of mini tutorial.

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