Monday, February 7, 2011


Just a little something to perk up my table this month.
A disappearing FOUR patch.

I DID want something red and white this month.
I didn't want hearts....who knows why....
This little table runner suits me just fine.

I started with four 6" sqaures.

After sewing them together I made four cuts.
Two inches away from the middle seam.

Here it is.

This is the only tricky part.
The ONLY pieces that move are the the four middle blocks
around the outside.
I tried to draw a red line around them!!!
You're probably going to have a hard time seeing the lines.
(It helps to click on the picture.)
Ooooh! I wanted to figure out how to put arrows on there....
But....none of my big kids are home to help me!! ;/

Here's one Disappearing four patch.
I used three for my little table runner.
It measures about 10"x30"

You know what???
This was so easy I might make some little
valentine's table runner gifts!!!


  1. That is awesome! Did you make up the pattern yourself? Never heard of that block but will have to try it, I love the D9P!

  2. Lisa: No, I didn't make the pattern up. If you google Disappearing four patch you'll get even more inspiration. ;)

  3. What a great look! and so easy! I am definitely going to try this!

  4. Ooooh, Vanishing NINE patch is my 'go to' block, but I haven't been aware of a vanishing FOUR patch before (Think I've seen them, but not known how they were made) I'll be trying this one soon - thanks for sharing :-)


  5. Darling runner. I love the disappearing 4 patch and 9 patch blocks.

  6. That is way cute. I have a Valentine table runner around here. I should look for it and put it our. :-)

  7. Love the table runner but I'm excited about finding out about a disappearing 4-patch block! That is just too cool....

  8. I love the runner and the D4P. I might try it myself!

  9. That is very clever and I love your table runner with the red and white fabrics.

  10. Very clever, Beth! I hadn't seen that one before - but it sure is simple!

  11. So simple and so clever!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Silly me never would've thought to do that.

  12. So fun! Isn't it fun to add some color to winter? Thanks for the tut...Em

  13. Lovely runner. Thanks for clear tut. I think I will be able to try that. You are my inspiration :-)

  14. What fun, I will have to give it a try soon!

  15. Perfect table runner!
    I got my blocks and I love them.
    Thank you!

  16. Thanks for sharing this! It looks so neat!

  17. I can see the quilting lines, but can't tell if you put any batting on this? It's very cute. Since it's taking me forever to finish a bed sized project I'm looking to make some smaller ones just so I have a finish!

  18. Thank you for this great tutorial! I had been wondering how this was done. Cheers!

  19. Nicely done! Thanks. I am trying to place the blocks on point.

  20. I just love your table runner. I'm looking forward with big excitement to see a disappearing 4-patch block. Oh! That would be too awesome.