Make Fast 9 Patches from Fat Quarters
This is a great little tutorial from Susan-Claire Mayfield - The Gourmet Quilter. Susan has been quilting since the seventies encouraged by her mum and avid quilter.
Here she makes some fast 9 patches from fat quarters, a nine patch being a block with nine patches. Much quicker than using individual 2 1/2 inch squares.
Lay the sewn and pressed strips off set on top of each other and then slice with a sharp blade into 2 1/2 inch slices. On the first cut there is enough for a whole block.
Then back the seams when sewing together and feel your way through while sewing the seams. Getting your seams to but like this will eliminate any anomalies.
First she cuts 2 1/2 inch strips from the fat quarters ensuring she has enough for 5 of the stronger color and 4 of the lighter. Then sew together with 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Just make sure you get the right seams together when joining colors.
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