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Dissapearing 9 Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

Dissapearing 9 Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

I have been purplexed on the dissapearing quilt blocks.  So much so that I thought it would be fun to give them a try.

After making up a few, I am convinced that it is a wonderful way to construct a quilt block!  They start off this similar {easy too} foundations and then end up in some totally random configuration.  You know me.  I am a big fan of ‘cranky’ or ‘free’ method of sewing.  Kind of going with your gut sort of thing not worrying too much about the points, straightness or perfection.

dissapearing 9 patch quilt block tutorial | patchwork posse

How about today we go over a quick tutorial all about the Dissapearing 9 Patch so you can give it a try.  Hopefully you will find it just as fun as I did!

Materials needed:

  • 9– 5″ X 5″ squares random, scrappy squares
  • rotary cutter & ruler

9 Patch Quilt Block Instructions:

1)  Sew all 9 squares together to make a standard nine patch quilt block

9 patch tutorial and layout | patchwork posse

2)  Cut the now quilt block down the center -top to bottom, and side by side

9 patch tutorial and layout | patchwork posse

Part of the beauty of the quilt block is the placement of the pieces once you give them a cut.  There really are a lot of options here and if you play around with them, you will come up with the one you like the best.  Here are a few different layouts that I came up with using my blocks.

9 patch tutorial and layout | patchwork posse

You have to remember to that when you sew them all together, there might be a secondary quilt block show up.  Like- if all the corners had the blue square, you will see maybe a 4 patch happening there when the others butt up together.

Printable Disappearing Quilt Block Reference cards | free | patchwork posse

Disappearing 4 patch 

Disappearing 16 patch

Disappearing pinwheel

Disappearing 9 patch

Hope you had fun sewing this 9 patch quilt block up!  Do you have any suggestions for making it the dissapearing 9 patch quilt block?

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  1. Lori Michel

    21 January

    Hi Becky, I have made a few of the disapearing 9 patches, and I love them in baby colors. The pastels blues, greens, yellows, pinks, violets just are beautiful. Have fun making them…….

  2. Sheila

    22 January

    I quite agree about the annoying advertising!

  3. Barb Colvin

    22 January

    I have no problems viewing the whole article. The adverts don’t overlap the post. Perhaps it depends on the browser being used. I use a version of Google Chrome called Comodo Dragon.
    That being said…. I had seen lots of these blocks made with prints, but these are the first solids. They look great, now I need to find those Kona charms I stashed 🙂

  4. Charlotte

    22 January

    I love the disappearing 9-patch block, I found this block about 4 years ago. And I have made many quilts using it. One of my quilt clubs have made many for the children’s and woman’s homes in my town, as well as My Quilts of Valor Club!! This is a wonderful block and a good go-to block for a quick and easy quilt!! Good job and thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. Deb

    22 January

    I have the same problem with the ads on the right. covering the a bit of the article, but most of it is viewable. The Disappearing 9-patch is easy and a wonderful choice for a beginning quilter. The results are fantastic with very little work.

  6. Becky

    22 January

    The browser does affect the ads. I can only suggest changing the direction of your reader so it pushes the ads to the bottom of the post when you are on a mobile device. I am looking into making some adjustments. 🙂
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on the quilt block. It is a fun one and the solid colors take it to a whole new level!

  7. Marque

    22 January

    I too was having problems viewing the instructions without advertisements. But I am viewing on a IPad I rotated IPad the other direction & was able to view all the instructions.

  8. Audrey

    17 August

    I am making a disappearing 9 patch and having a problem . After I cut the 9 patch I went to put it together and the blocks did not match some were too big and so when I finished I had to square off the block . This happened to all the blocks . What did I do wrong ?? Thanks

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