This book introduces the process of patchwork to beginners as they make a "Four Patch Block" by hand or machine. The sequence of construction is as important as the finished work. It also introduces the iron as a sewing tool, and teaches a beginner to use a seam guide. Youth beginners will sew this project with a ½" seam allowance. When children understand elementary patchwork math and can make an accurate ½" measurement consistently, they are ready to use a traditional ¼" seam allowance