Nine Patch Quilt Square
Simple instructions for making a nine patch quilt square.
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: two quilt squares
- 3 inch pre-cut floral squares or any print fabric (number depends on the size you want to make your quilt)
- 3 inch cut solid squares to coordinate with the print fabric
- sewing machine
- To make the nine patch squares, I will demonstrate the two types of nine patch quilt squares you will need to make. These two squares are alternated when you put them together to make a quilt to whatever dimensions you desire. I had to re-cut my pre-cut squares because there was a diagonal cut across the top of each corner. (I'm not sure why someone cut them in the first place?) You can choose any print fabric and cut the squares 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches or larger sized squares, depending on the size of scrap fabric you have and how large you wish to make the quilt. I actually had a piece of glass from a picture frame that I used to place over the top of the floral design and then traced around to cut since this was a little more difficult to re-cut than if I was working with just a print.
- For Block A, cut five printed fabric squares and four solid fabric squares. For Block B, cut five solid fabric squares and four printed fabric squares. For Block A, sew three squares together using this pattern: print, plain, print for the first row, plain, print, plain for the second row, and print, plain, print for the third row. Pin and sew each row. When completed, sew the three rows together, sewing row 1 to row 2 and row 2 to row 3.
- For Block B, sew three squares together using this pattern: plain, print, plain for the first row, print, plain, print for the second row, and plain, print, plain for the third row. Pin and sew each row. When completed, sew the three rows together, sewing row 1 to row 2 and row 2 to row 3.
- Right sides together, sew Block A to Block B on one side.
- Note: After sewing each row, press with an iron before pinning and sewing to the next row. When finished sewing, press both of the blocks. Continue with this pattern until you have reached the size of quilt.
- Pictured here is my plan for this quilt. I have two blocks of pink, one block of purple, which I decided to use in the center, and the remainder are blue blocks because I had more of those squares than the other two colors.
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