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(Disappearing 9 patch)
Designed by Abbie Searle
Finished size = 9” x 27”
*Please read through all of the instructions before you start whether you are going to make this quilt by hand or machine or a mix, you may pick up hints and tips throughout that can be used…
This block is a continuation on the traditional ‘9 patch’ block, we’ll be making 3 sets of the tradition 9 patch, then cutting them up, twisting them about and re-joining.
Firstly, choose your fabrics, use as many as you like, maybe repeat the same colours within each of the 3 blocks of 9 patch?
By machine & rotary cutter/scissors – We need each square to measure 3.5” x 3.5” after they have been sewn together (finished size) so the calculation would be finished size + ¼” seam allowance all around each piece, this means on this occasion you are cutting each piece 4” x 4”.
If you are used to using a rotary cutter/mat/ruler, then all well and good. If not, please find someone to show you, *remembering at all times to cut away from yourself, never across or towards yourself and always put the blade away before putting it down anywhere, even if it’s only for a few seconds, it should soon become a good habit for you! …… Or you could just use a pair of scissors, but remember whatever your style, accuracy is majorly important from the very outset!
Join each 9 patch together using the same method as described in previous blocks, the pieces in following order…..
Join 1 > 2 > 3 to make a strip.
Join 4 > 5 > 6 to make another strip.
Now you can join the 2 strips together, make sure you pin from the middle of the strips, using your corner markings as an accuracy guide throughout, ensuring that your seams fit neatly together whenever they come together.
Now join 7 > 8 > 9 to make a strip.
Now join this strip to the previous 2 to make a block.
Now follow the rest of the process as described after the hand section (with all the photos)
By Traditional Hand Piecing – you need to stitch tiny or do a back stitch, as we will be cutting through your stitching, then putting things back together.
Join each of the 9 patch blocks together using the same technique as described for previous blocks……. you now join each square together in the same order as above for the machinists.
When you’ve made your 3, 9 patch blocks you need to cut them up into 4 (quarter them), use your centre square as the guide for your ruler to get them even.
Re-arrange your pieces, then join them all up again…… there are several ways to place them…
Trim each of your re-joined blocks to 9.5”, then join the 3 together……
You should hopefully have enough information to complete your first block. These instructions will apply throughout the making of the quilt and I will refer to them on more than one occasion, so if you are confused, which is quite possible, please message me within the Help Group on Facebook or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Above all else, please enjoy your creativity, Abbie xxx
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