It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Three Patches

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Good morning everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying my new Classic templates. The next block I want to show you is called Three Patches.

To create this block you will need the following templates.


The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.



Following the hand piecing instructions sew 1-B piece to 1-C piece as shown in the diagram.


Make 4

Press carefully.

Sew 1-BR piece to 1-CR piece as shown in the diagram.


Make 4

Press carefully.

Sew the BC piece and the BRCR piece together, and then sew 1-A piece to the block as shown in the diagram.


Make 4

Press carefully.

Sew the 4-ABC pieces together as shown in the diagram.


Finger press seams.

The block should now measure 12½” square.

The block should look like this once complete.

Try experimenting with your fabric placement to create completely different looks. Here are some alternative placement options you could try:



If you’ve got any blocks in progress, or complete, I’d love to see them! Remember to use the #suedaleyclassics hashtag when posting on social media.

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