Tuesday, February 11, 2020

9 Patch Quilt Block

A nine patch is one of the most basic quilting blocks. At it's most basic, it is nine different squares of fabric sewn together to form a larger square.

Patterns can be created with the 9 patch. Or you can keep it totally random, like I've done. These are really easy to make and perfect for beginners.


nine patch quilt block


Nine patch quilt blocks can also be a compilation of smaller quilting units like the 4 patch or half square triangles. You can see an example of this with my Jacob's Ladder quilt block.



9 PATCH QUILT BLOCK


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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR A NINE PATCH


NINE PATCH QUILT BLOCK SIZES

There's a simple formula to create a nine patch finished block in any size you want.

Final block size + 1 1/2" ÷ 3 = individual square size

Take the desired finished size, add 1 1/2" (for seam allowances) then divide by three.  This number is the size to cut out the individual squares for the nine patch.

For example, if you want the final block size to be 9 inches

First, add 1 1/2 inches { 9 + 1.5 = 10.5 }   
Then, divide that by 3  { 10.5 ÷ 3 = 4.5 }

But you don't have to do the math! I've got a handy chart for the most common quilt block sizes. 

size chart to create nine patch quilt blocks



HOW TO MAKE A NINE PATCH QUILT BLOCK


For this tutorial we are making a 9 inch quilt block. If you choose to make a different size, refer to the size chart above for cutting measurements.

(Keep scrolling for the video tutorial. It's at the end.)

nine equal squares of fabric

Cut 9 pieces of fabric into 3 1/2 inch squares.

strips of patchwork fabric

With right sides together and using 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew together each square in each row.

back of nine patch block - seams pressed in opposite directions

Press the seams. To get the block to lay flat, press the top and bottom rows with the seams toward the outside, press the middle row with the seams toward the middle.

nine patch quilt block

Sew each row together, lining up the seams as you go. Press the seams flat.

Pretty easy right?!

Make a bunch for a darling baby quilt.

OR if you want to start small, go check out my table runner using two nine block patches and an embroidered center block.




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MORE QUILT BLOCKS

Coming soon:




Don't forget to pin it!!
nine patch quilt block with embroidered edgesnine patch quilt block with a variety of spring colored fabric


1 comment :

  1. That's really easy and it comes out nice thank you

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