Nine Patch Quilt Block

Nine Patch Quilt Block

Welcome to the inaugural reveal of our Mystery Block of the Month for 2024! We’re kicking things off with a beloved classic, the Nine Patch Quilt Block. Renowned for its simplicity and versatility, the Nine Patch is a perfect starting point for quilters of all levels.

There are different ways to make a Nine Patch Quilt Block, and in this tutorial I’ll guide you through a specific method for creating a Nine Patch Quilt Block, focusing on how to place particular fabrics in exact locations within the block.

For the Nine Patch Quilt Block I recommend sewing with a scant quarter inch. A scant quarter inch is just a few threads off a quarter inch. This will help ensure your block measures 12½” x 12½”, when you are finished making it.

The scant quarter inch seam allowance is a quilter’s secret weapon for achieving precise block sizes. This seemingly minor adjustment makes a significant difference in quilting, where accuracy is paramount. By sewing just a few threads than a full quarter inch, you compensate for the fabric taken up with the thread and seam, ensuring that your finished block dimensions are exactly as intended.

Nine Patch Quilt Block

For my quilt blocks, I’m using fabrics from two Ruby Star Society collections: Meadow Star by Alexia Marcelle Abegg and Rise and Shine! by Melody Miller. The distinct styles and palettes of these collections harmonize well together, showcasing the versatility of Ruby Star Society’s fabrics.

For thread I am using Konfetti by Wonderfil Specialty Threads, a 50wt Egyptian Cotton.

Nine Patch Quilt Block Pattern

The Nine Patch Quilt Block is available as a convenient PDF pattern. Get your copy HERE on my Etsy Store at a nominal fee. If you think you might like to have all 12 patterns for this year’s MBOM you might want to consider signing up for my Quilt Club HERE.

Nine Patch Quilt Block

Nine Patch Quilt Block Cutting Instructions

To make the Nine Patch Quilt Block you will need FOUR different fabrics.

Please see the diagram below for cutting instructions:

Nine Patch Quilt Block

Please watch my video for step-by-step instructions on how to make the Nine Patch Quilt Block:

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Nine Patch Quilt Block

Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions. If you share your block on social media please tag me #staceyleecreative. I would love to see it!

Stacey x

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