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The Four Corners Quilting Block

layout of 4 corners quilt blocks


The Four Corners Quilt Block is a 9-patch quilt block that looks difficult to make, but when you break it into patches it is not hard.

grids of the 4 corners quilt block

You can easily see the patches on the picture at the left.  Notice the quarter square triangles in 5 of the patches.

The other 4 patches are made from squares and rectangles.

grid lines of the 4 corners outer corners Here is one of the corners.  They are all the same.  They are just placed differently in the layout.  In the block above the light square is always placed toward the center of the block.

Decide on the size of your grids.  If you want to make a lot of these blocks, strip piece the two small squares together, and then attach them to a long strip of fabric similar to the first round of the log cabin quilt block. 

Value is what makes this block unique.  Be sure that your value is correct, and you won't have any problems with this block.

There are many 9-patch blocks, so you won't have any trouble working this block into a quilt. Below is a visual of this block with a couple other 9-patch blocks.


the underground railroad qult block with other 9-patch blocks

the churndash quilt block with other 9-patch quilt blocks

the 4-corners quilt block with other 9-patch quilt blocks





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Wall Hanging  any size

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52

Lap 52-68 x 52-96

Twin  64-72 x 86-96

Full 70-88 x 88-100

Queen  88-99 x 94-108

King  94-108 x 94-108


Pre-cut Quilt Squares

 4-Patch Quilt Block

Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.



Crib 168
Twin 529
Double 624
Queen 728




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