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The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Learn tips and tricks to create the perfect block every time on The Sewing Loft.

The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Learn tips and tricks to create the perfect block every time on The Sewing Loft.

9 Patch

noun

  1. a traditional quilting block that is made with 9 simple squares.

The 9 patch is a very basic block that is perfect for beginners and is considered to be a building block for skills. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Once the basic technique is mastered the possibilities are endless.

Be sure to use these easy tips to keep your block looking it’s best.

To create the 9 patch quilt block you will need:

Basic Assembly-

Alternating patterns; join 3 squares together to create a strip using 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat to create 3 strips.

The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Learn tips and tricks to create the perfect block every time on The Sewing Loft.

Alternating sections to create a pattern; join each strip with 1/4″ seam allowance to create the finished block.

 

The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Learn tips and tricks to create the perfect block every time on The Sewing Loft.

 

Here are a few different simple design layout options…

The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Learn tips and tricks to create the perfect block every time on The Sewing Loft.

Quick Tips:

The Quilting Foot with guide bar will help you create  perfect seam allowance every time!

The markings on your quilting foot can take your topstitching to a new level. Learn their meaning and how to use. The Sewing Loft

Since this quilt block features straight lines, it is extremely important to align and nest your seams.

Nest your seams to keep your block flat. The Sewing Loft

Starch is your friend! It will help create crisp lines and prevent shifting.

Do you use spray starch when you sew? Learn about the Pros and Cons on The Sewing Loft

Quilting rulers, a rotary cutter and self healing mat will allow you to cut accurate clean and straight lines in one pass.

9 Patch Quilt Block Stats-

  • Size: Varies based on the size of square used.
  • What to make: Quick quilts, Starry Night Quilt Sampler
  • Supplies: Charm squares, jelly rolls and layer cakes. These can all be purchased at your local quilt shop or here on line.
  • Additional Notes: These flat head pins are perfect for keeping your seams perfectly aligned. Find them at your local shop or here on line.

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Comments

  1. Ok my 1/4″ guide foot does not have that pivot mark. Boy that would be handy!

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