From our Free Quilt Block Pattern Library
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4½" quilt blocks are a terrific way to use up a lot of those little scraps you can't bear to toss.
Small little gems that give you a chance to try out a block's construction methods, without investing a lot of fabric.
Each 4½" quilt block on this page fits into one of two categories of blocks—4-patches and 9-patches—though they are drawn on a few different grid layouts. (Think of a grid as graph paper. With each grid unit a square on that paper.)
If you're looking for alternate blocks for a design you are working on, designs drawn with the same number of squares tend to go together the best.
The magic of secondary designs happens with ease.
Use the links below to find the type of block you need:
For a list of all the 200+ quilt block patterns on this site, start here.
If you know the name of the block, shorten your search by using these links:
Click here if you're looking for blocks with at least some paper piecing.
Click here if you're looking for the basic building blocks of quilting, i.e., Flying Geese, half square triangles, quarter square triangles, etc., along with several techniques to make each.
And finally, use these links to find blocks in these finished sizes:
For you, are quilt block patterns like potato chips?
You can't have just one?!!
Check the fantastic resources I rely on for the majority of the quilt block designs you see on this website.
To see if they're worthy of a spot in YOUR quilting library, read about them HERE.
NOTE: All the attribution and alternate names shared in the Free Quilt Block Patterns Library came from these four resources.