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Patchwork - The Magic 9-Patch

19 September 2019 09:01


Have you had a go at making a 9-patch block?

If so, you may like to take it one step further and turn it into a magic 9-patch, also called a disappearing 9-patch.

Start with your 9-patch block.  If you missed last week's post you can find it here: Patchwork - The 9-Patch.


Cut it in half, vertically and horizontally.   Do this as accurately as possible, measuring the centre square and using a ruler to get an accurate cut.


Rotate two of the smaller squares.


Sew these four squares back together, to make an intricate-looking block.


If repeated to make a complete quilt, the 9-patch and magic 9-patch look like this:


Another possibility for a blue and white patchwork block is half square triangles.  We will be learning how to do this at this month's Fabric Fun Craft Club.  It's too late to sign up for the box now, but if you'd like to learn how to make half square triangle blocks, you can join us, using your own materials, for £8.  Drop me an email for details or to sign up.  (