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.

fast 9 patches from fat quartersLay 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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Comments 4
  • Marsha Johnson
    Marsha Johnson

    I liked this video, I can see how this is a better way to make a nine patch. Thank you.

  • Julia

    Very nicely done. As a long time quilter, it’s always good to have a reminder of a faster way to do blocks. Thanks!

  • Bibi

    Thanks for thought nine patch

  • Linda Rachel
    Linda Rachel

    Thank you for showing the nice video on the 9 patch. I hear other people talking about a 9 patch but never saw one before your video. And now I know the rest of the story.

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