Nine Patch

Nine Patch quilt block tutorial

Nine Patch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Nine Patch block is a core block, it is a basic block, and the first block to learn when starting to quilt. Who doesn’t just love it! Even if only for sentimental reasons![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”10136″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://catieroche.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/finished-nine-patch/”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

A little bit of history

via National Park Service

The Nine Patch quilt block is a popular pattern used by pioneer women. The earliest homesteaders had neither time or fabric to spare. Most of the quilts they made were utility quilts, quickly sewn together for warmth.

The Nine Patch is one of the simplest and quickest quilts to sew, and because it was a good way to use up every small scrap of fabric available, it was used often.

On the prairie, sewing was an essential skill. Young girls learned to sew blocks before they learned to read. At an early age, often as young as 3 or 4, girls were taught to piece simple blocks such as the Nine Patch. Many were very skilled at piecing a block by age 5.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”11341″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://themodernquiltguild.com/gallery?page=12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Cutting Instructions for the Nine Patch quilt block

Always be careful of the colors you are choosing. They can easily mess up your block (or quilt) or on the contrary, make it shine! I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size Cut 5 squares from Dark fabric Cut 4 squares from Light Fabric
3” 1.5” 1.5”
6” 2.5” 2.5”
9” 3.5” 3.5”
12” 4.5” 4.5”

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Names of the block

Simplex star, Double nine patch, Checkerboard design

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Βlock variations

The Nine Patch quilt block has some variations that are pretty obvious and they depend only on the different fabrics and colors.

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Video tutorial of the Nine Patch quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the NINE PATCH quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/KtmYJEmwrAE”][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][vc_cta h2=”Have you made this block using our tutorial?” h4=”Then share it using the hashtag #thequiltcodex” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”black”]If you liked this tutorial then I would love it if you would follow me on Instagram, Facebook and youtube so you never miss another post.[/vc_cta][vc_column_text]

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