Fat Quarter Four-Patch Shortcut Quilt

Fat Quarter Four-Patch Shortcut Quilt | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


I’m sure everyone had their favorite first quilt pattern when they started out quilting, and if you’re still looking for yours, why not try this super easy fat quarter four-patch quilt from Fat Quarter Shop on YouTube? This pattern is popular among beginners, and you’ll understand why when you try making this today. Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step by step instructions. Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for this awesome quilt pattern. Make sure to check the channel for more quilting videos just like this.



for a lap size:

  • 21 fat quarters
  • 1 1/3 yards accent fabric
  • 3/4 yard binding
  • 4 3/4 yards backing
  • (click here for the free pattern)


cut twenty 18″ x 20″ rectangles into:

  • 2 – 8″ squares – 40 total (fabric A)
  • 10 – 3″ squares – 200 total (fabric B)

cut accent fabric into:

  • 160 – 3″ squares (fabric C)

cut binding fabric into:

  • 8 – 2 1/2″ x WOF strips (fabric D)


Step 1

First, make a nine-patch by alternating fabric B and fabric C. Sew them into rows, press toward the darker print, and then sew those rows together. Press afterward. Make 40 of this nine-patch in total.

Making the nine-patch for the fat quarter four-patch shortcut quilt
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


Step 2

Now, lay two nine-patch with two fabric A squares. Sew them together and press them open. Make 20 of this block in total. Once you have all the blocks, lay them out four across, then five down, to create the lap quilt top.

Assembling the fat quarter four-patch quilt block
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube

Fat Quarter Four-Patch Shortcut Quilt

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