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Cut 9 patch quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

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Workshop Notes for Cut 9-patch

This is so easy you won’t believe it.

You need to decide on your fabrics for the 9-patch

The four corners will remain as they are (i.e. not cut up) and it doesn’t matter if they are directional

The centre square will be cut – and can be the same as the 4 corners or contrasting.

The remaining 4 squares will be cut – they will become rectangles and should contrast with their neighbours.

Cut squares at the size of your choice – suggest something easy to start with 6”?

Lay them out to represent the 9 patch

Sew together with a seam allowance (be consistant)

When sewn you need to cut through the centre of the 9patch block, vertically and then horizontally (don’t move the block while you are doing this) and check the measurement of those middle (sewn) squares – what did you achieve ? – and then halve it – don’t guess or assume!!!!

YOU SHOULD STILL HAVE THE VISUAL OF THE 9PATCH BLOCK IN FRONT OF YOU.

Now take the top right section and swap it with the bottom left – this creates the zig-zag effect. – and sew them back together.

Repeat with as many blocks as you are making for the quilt

Sew blocks together; add borders; etc etc etc

JUST A THOUGHT:

Why not try using two different contrasting fabrics in the quilt to create a couple of different zig-zag patterns as shown in the background of the video.

9-patch patchwork variation

What did we do before the rotary cutter? and such a silly game we play; take truely lovely fabric, cut it up, sew it together, cut it up again, and sew it up again - but what a great result! And the variety is endless.

The setting of this Disappearing 9 Patch is one of the few that actually makes the design tesselate - as you can see the pattern zig-zag's across the quilt .

Fast weekend quilt idea

This is a really lovely pattern, downloadable so you can get started straight away, and you will be amazed at just how quickly you can make this quilt - of course, making the top is only part of the story, but the quilting can be fairly fast and easy too.

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