9 Patch Quilt Block – Clever Method

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This is a tutorial for the 9 patch quilt block. This tutorial shows a clever method to join the blocks faster. So if you are making an entire quilt with these blocks, this will make the process a whole lot quicker and easier without having to handle too many tiny pieces.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

I am using two different fabrics. We will be cutting 3 long strips in each color.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Each strip is 2.5 inches wide.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Arrange the six strips into two sets like shown below.

First set: White – purple – white

Second set: Purple – white – purple.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Next join the 3 strips in set 1. The picture below shows the first set (white – purple – white)

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Fold the edges to the darker side and iron.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

This will prevent the folds from showing through on the other side.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

The middle strip will look thinner because we stitched on both its sides.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Now cut 2.5 inches wide strips from this.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Repeat the same steps for set 2 (purple – white – purple).

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Instead of joining square blocks one by one, this was faster wasn’t it?
9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Arrange them in the order of your preference. For this demo, purple squares will be in the 4 corners of the quilt block.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork
Then join them.

Note: The outer squares will look bigger than the middle one. When we join this block to another block, the extra length will be used up.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

Trim the edges and the 9 patch quilt block is ready.

9 patch quilt tutorial - easy method - patchwork

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