From our Free Quilt Block Patterns 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.
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 quilt block patterns on this site, start here.
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.