4-1/2" Quilt Block Collection

From our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

by Julie Baird

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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


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


Capital T quilt block tutorial
Churn Dash quilt block tutorial
Double Necktie quilt block tutorial
Double T quilt block tutorial
Eva's Garden quilt block tutorial
Four Crowns quilt block tutorial
Illinois quilt block tutorial
Jacob's Ladder quilt block tutorial
Joyce's Mystery quilt block tutorial
Mississippi quilt block tutorial
Morning Quilt Block Tutorial
Union Square quilt block tutorial


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...

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:

All Blocks

All Blocks

All Blocks

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

And finally, 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, click here.

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