tutorial::how to make a nine patch


okay so this nine patch quilt is made of nine squares to make one block and then a plain white block in between. i’m going to show you how to make the nine square block. (sorry about the pictures, they didn’t turn out super great but at least i had pictures!)

first cut out strips of fabric (in my quilt i did bigger strips of 2 and 1/2 inches, but for this table runner i cut out 1 and 1/2 inch strips)

you’ll need to cut out:

* one middle strip(white) and two color ones for the out side strips

*one color one for the middle and two white ones for the outside

* and if you want it scrappy looking cut out one middle (white) and two other color for outside

with right sides together sew your strips length wise…

on either side of the white (this will be one of your top or bottom square strip)

press with an iron and make sure the fabric is pressed AWAY from the white fabric (this will later come into play because when you assemble your blocks the creases “nestle” into each other)

here i pressed the fabric again away from the white fabric.

now you should have your strips all ready to be cut

cut them the same length of your strips so these were cut at 1 and 1/2 inches

once you cut all your square strips, set them out like this one with two colors, then one with one color, and lastly one with two colors. it should look like this, and now you are going to starting on one side of your block put right sides together, (here is where your squares will “nestle” into the creases making it easier to line up your squares) sew it together press, and do the same with the next strip of squares.

all three strips of squares sewn together will look like these when you are done, press them with an iron, and keep on going!

if you have more questions let me know. once again sorry about the pictures!
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