9 Patch Tutorial…

Hi everyone!  Me again!  Last month at my Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle group at Village Dry Goods we were taught a method for taking 2 squares and making 2- 9 patch blocks with them.  It was such a cool method, I decided to make up a tutorial!  I can’t take credit for the method, just the crappy pictures!  LOL!IMG_1798???????????????????????????????The measurements will make 2- 3.5 inch 9 patch blocks.

Cut 2 squares, 1 dark, 1 light 4 1/2 inches square.  Sew a quarter of an inch seam on both sides as pictured.

???????????????????????????????Measure 1 1/2 inch from the edge as pictured and use your rotary cutter.  Measure from the opposite side 1 1/2 inch and cut.









This will leave you 2 strips with seams along the sides, and 2 separate strips of both light and dark fabrics.  Press seams to dark side.???????????????????????????????  Add light strip to dark piece, stitching 1/4 of an inch in, and dark strip to light piece as pictured.  You will now have 2 sets of rails:  Light, dark, light and dark, light, dark.  ???????????????????????????????

Nest 2 pieced rails as pictured matching up edges.

???????????????????????????????Stitch along both sides as pictured, trying to make sure seams are “nested”.  (This is putting the seams right up to each other so they “fit” together and don’t overlap or come apart.)


Again, cut 1 1/2 inches in from both sides.  ??????????????????????????????? Iron both pieced sections toward the 2 dark sections.  Stitch together as pictured using 1/4 inch seam.

You will have 2 9 patch blocks, one with light corners, and one with dark corners.  This is a really awesome way to use those charm packs.  (I cut mine down to 4 1/2 inches just to make the math easier!  LOL!)  Thanks for joining me!  I hope you try and love this as much as I do!!!


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15 Responses to “9 Patch Tutorial…”

  1. Elizabeth Bolton Says:

    Thank you SO MUCH!!!! You pictures and explanation are just fine – I see exactly what to do and I LOVE this!!! Terrific – off to sew right now!


  2. treadlemusic Says:

    So clever. Will have to figure the math to make the finish larger! I love it!!!!!!

  3. Staci Says:

    This is so clever! I have never seen anything like it! Can’t wait to give it a try–thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Cindy@ Tops to Treasures Says:

    Brilliant. I’ve never seen it before.

  5. froma sommers Says:

    Love, love, love this!

  6. Sue Says:

    After using the right size block, it worked perfectly! Thanks for posting it Ruthie!

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