Perfectly pieced Four Patches: Miss Rosie’s simple secret

how to sew a four patch quilt blockThe Four Patch. It’s the first block many quilters learn to sew. It’s basic. It’s classic. It’s a great introduction to patchwork.

Of course you know how to sew a Four Patch quilt block. But if you’re not sewing them like Carrie Nelson (aka Miss Rosie), there’s a new technique to learn!

Ask most any quilter what’s the most challenging part of sewing a Four Patch, and they’ll likely say the same thing: getting that center where four fabrics meet to butt up and behave.

We met up with Carrie at Quilt Market, and she showed us how she gets her Four Patch centers to perfectly perform their patchwork duty—watch this video to learn her trick:


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Such an easy fix!

Carrie’s latest book, Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites, is a runaway best seller—it even sold OUT for a while there!—but now it’s back in stock. And you can bet that Miss Rosie will reveal many more sewing tricks in her book. Take a look at all the gorgeous quilts you can create:


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What was the first quilt block you ever made: Four Patch, Rail Fence, Log Cabin, something else? Tell us in the comments!

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