Stars & 4 patches FREE PATTERN!Jun 06, 2021
hi i'm donna jordan from jordan fabrics today we are going to make a quilt called
patchesthis is a
patternand it comes with
patterns fat quarter bundle each color comes with its own pattern here is the taupe and here is the pattern that It came in the blue pack. Each of these packs is 12 fat quarters, so you can use any of the
freepatterns for any color pack. We have this pattern for free on our website. fat quarters package and let's start the first thing we'll do, we'll open the package and see what kind of vegetables are in here.
I know they are all green but I like to know the dark light lime green has nothing dark here they are mostly nice and bright now this one comes with a free pattern so the pattern it comes with looks like this but no we're going to do that pattern we can use that in we'll use this in a future quilt we're going to do the
patchesso the greens we have here are all medium greens and any of them will look good anywhere on the quilt. I like to iron the fat quarters nice and flat because then my cut will be a lot more precise, so I'm going to open it up, smooth it out, and use a lot of steam.
Now I have 8 of the fat quarters in this pile and four of the fat quarters here. Cutting is pretty easy, so we're going to cut these eight exactly the same. and all the numbers are in the pattern there are a lot of numbers but it's easy to cut so I recommend printing this out and then having it next to you when you cut and you won't make a mistake I like to use a weight to hold down the other end of my ruler plastic it really stabilizes it and keeps it from moving as you cut here all the cuts in this green fabric are done and this is what we need we got some three inch squares some three inch strips we got some five and a half squares and some six and a quarter inch and now we just need a nice bright t background and I think I'm going to use this very stark white because I think the bright greens will look great on this nice white background all of Patrick's pieces are cut out come on to start sewing with these three inch strips we're going to sew these side by side so we're going to take one of the white ones and then we're going to put a green on top and we're going to use a seam quarter inch and we're going to sew along the long edge here and I'm just going to grab the next two pieces and I'm going to thread these pieces so I'm not even going to take that off the machine, I'm just going to grab the next two and sew them once you've sewn them all together just pull all the string back and we're going to open this up and we're going to finger press this seam towards the dark towards the green so I'm gently opening it up and drawing my fingernail or you can draw your fingertip right under that scene and that makes it very easy to iron even though they are all finger pressed which is not flat enough its better if you iron them so they are really flat and straight and I'm going to iron it without steam and then with a little bit of steam now these strip units are going to be cut and I like to cut them in bulk, you can do it one at a time if you want but I like to layer them.
I'm going to put these on my cutting board about an inch apart, it's easy to see where the inches are because we've got lines there and I'm going to stack four or five of these and then I can cut them all at the same time. Now the reason they're a little bit offset is so that it's not too thick in any one place and so that these seams don't line up because the seams can be hard to cut so I'm going to cut these three inches wide now we're going to take two different colors and we're going to put them right sides together and we're going to sew them back together so we're going to match this seam in the middle it's pretty easy because the seam allowances are going opposite I'll keep doing that until have 48 of these units. use that steam now we're going to work on the quarter square triangle units so we're going to take these big squares we're going to take all the white ones and we're going to draw a diagonal line right at the back I like to use a sharp pencil and just to do a very light line but there are chalk pencils there are a lot of marking tools that will work so dial all these light to make the quarter square triangles first step is to make a triangle square like this we do half square triangles for a lot of patterns what we need to do is put the light right on top of the dark and then we're going to sew a quarter inch from the line on both sides I'm just going to flip it over and sew the other side now take your half square triangle units here cut along that line is the same line we drew then we will take these to the ironing board and iron them with the seam facing the dark side to iron these squares i always start with the light at the bottom and then open it up and press with my hands so this seam stays straight and doesn't bend and these corners are how i want them to go then grab the iron then steam now let's take these units to a hard surface and we're going to take two different colors, put them right sides together white on the green green on the white and I'm going to draw in the opposite direction of my seam I'm going to draw another line right across the diagonal now we're going to use the same procedure we're going to stitch on both sides of that line so we need to make sure everything lines up and then we want these seams to fit here you may feel it's hard for me to show you on camera but i can feel if they're next to each other it's all lined up so I'm just going to sew here and then I'll just sew the other side now we're just going to cut along that drawn line and see how cool they are n these blocks.
These are my last favorite blocks. I just love them. so we're going to iron this out and we're going to cut out all those dog ears now I have all the bits and pieces to make some of the bigger blocks so we're going to take four of these four patch units and four of these triangle units a quarter square and a center square and we're going to design the block this guy goes in the middle these four surround it and have the light against the middle every time the two white ones rather against the middle every time all four patches go dark towards that center square and you don't have to be very picky about what it goes you just have to make sure they're arranged this way now we're just going to sew the rows together to sew the block together I like to keep the pieces here and I'm going to flip them and sew down there and I'm not going to remove the pieces from the sewing machine just hold them together with the threads leave it there and take the next piece don't rotate it just keep it facing the same direction . that was there now i'm going to put it all together here slide it a little bit we're going to open this up and we're going to flip it right side down and we're going to put it right on top this is a really easy way to make sure you don't mix any of the blocks now we're going to finger press our seam allowances so we're going to finger press everything away from these quarter square triangle blocks so that you have a quarter square triangle blocking the seam the allowances are going to disappear out of all the places you'll see them so here's a quarter square triangle the seam allowance is going to disappear and back over here now we're going to sew these seams so if we flip this over when we align this, the seam allowances will all go in the opposite directions and the nesting makes it very easy to get everything to match up now so that the intersections of my intersection match up here.
I'm going to push it right in that spot right where that point is and I'm going to take the pin and point it right here where I want it to match I want everything to match there and I'm going to slide everything down on that pin and I'll hold it in place while I sew and I'll head straight for where the pin goes. I want to sew right over that but I'm going to move the pin just before I get to it which usually makes that intersection lines up nicely now we're going to push our finger again away from that unit there now we can see how close we have this matched this one is almost perfect this one here is not so perfect it's pretty straight but this is not perfect right there it's good enough for me.
I'm not that picky, so if you are, you'd also want to get that out and fix it now. I know it's not going to bother me so I'm going to go ahead and finger press this one fix it and do the rest of the blocks now that these main blocks are done we just have to do a few more almost exactly the same except we're going going to put some of the solid white fabrics in the corners, we're going to do some of these and then we're going to do some blocks with three solid white fabrics. in the corners so I'm going to go ahead and sew all those blocks real quick all the blocks are sewn it's a lot of fun to make and now we're starting to get a really good look at what this coat will be. they look like with these different blocks laid out so I'm going to keep laying these out now these are the blocks that have the most white on the outside these have white on the outside here are all the blocks that have all four blocks and we're going to put frames in between we're going to put cornerstones in each corner and so that will make the pattern of these squares continue so I'm going to lay it out sew the rows together all the rows in one big quilt and then I'll show you what it looks like now that the quilt is done , you can see the secondary pattern pops up, I can see the stars and now I can see the little steps that were made using those four patches that run all over the quilt.
I love it when there's a secondary pattern that shows up now, the greens were a nice combination of greens and when you put them with that white if they just shine there and look very very cool. I used a simple quilt pattern called ripple weave and that way it didn't take away any of the mosaic which is a nice solid green on the back the quilt turned out seventy two by ninety so it's a double size quilt pretty big i used the solid edging and i think it frames it nicely it has that white border all around and the patrick was kind of floating in there really fun so thanks for watching our tutorial today on how to make the stars and for the patchwork quilt, we really hope you enjoyed it now be sure to keep sending me pictures of your quilts.
I love seeing them happy quilting.
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