4-1/2" Quilt Block Collection

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. 


All the 4½" quilt blocks on this page fit into 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.

Seams nest.

The magic of secondary designs happens with ease.

Use the links below to find the type of block you need:







4½" quilt blocks sorted by type and grid layout


Corner Beam quilt block tutorial and review
Click here for the Square in a Square quilt block tutorial


Bear Tracks quilt block tutorial
Big O quilt block tutorial
Bright Hopes quilt block tutorial
Card Trick quilt block tutorial
Eccentric Star quilt block tutorial
Flock of Geese quilt block
Friendship Star quilt block tutorial
Night Vision quilt block
Ohio Star quilt block
Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block tutorial
The Ribbon Quilt block
Shoofly quilt block lesson



Five Patch quilt block tutorial
Log Cabin quilt block tutorial, paper pieced
London Roads quilt block tutorial
Massachusetts quilt block tutorial
New Irish Chain quilt block
Santa Fe quilt block instructions

If you need a different size block...

Check out our list of all the quilt block patterns on this site.

If you know the name of the block, you can shorten your search by using these alphabetical links:




Click here if you're looking for blocks with at least some paper piecing.

And finally, 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.

For even more blocks to make...

Click here to learn about my favorite quilt book resources that inspire my patchwork designs.

For you, are quilt block patterns like potato chips...

...you can't have just one?!!

Check the amazing resources I rely on for the majority of the quilt block designs you see on this website. 

To see if they're worthy of 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.

This article was printed from Generations-Quilt-Patterns.com

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