Collection: 4, 9 and more Patch

Four patch, nine patch, 16 patch--these are the patterns new quilters cut their teeth on.  They make use of the tiniest of scraps (some as small as 1" square), but they're not as simple as they look!  Matching corners can be tough.  

There are plenty of variations on this theme.  The improved nine patch, for example, with its tapered corner squares throws a new geometry into the mix.   Adding sashing (or not) is another design decision that can totally change the quilt's vibe.