Nine Patch

Nine Patch, the nine patch block, is the most popular block for quilting and patchwork. The variety of projects that can be made with it is practically infinite. The first known works made with these blocks date back to the beginning of the 19th century and are still in use today. Nine-patch blocks, being simpler, were used to make pieces for everyday use. Although the basic shape of the nine-patch block is very simple, consisting of nine equal squares, there are endless ways to vary the basic block.

Here is an easy step-by-step guide to a very different Patchwork block – The Nine Patch is the most traditional Patchwork block available. Made up of nine squares (hence the name), it is the block that most people start making Patchwork with (it happened to me, and to you? tell us about it in the comments!) And what happens when we make a Nine Patch and then cut it in half to create a totally different block, a little unstructured, a little deconstructed?

Let’s start our Patchwork Marathon with the most basic of patchwork techniques, the one that gives life to many others, and is the first step that most patchwork students take: the Nine Patch. The Nine Patch, also known as the technique of perfect squares, is nothing more than the joining of squares of the same size, forming a larger fabric. This technique is ideal for using those very small pieces of fabric that we keep. Today we will teach you how to make a simple block, with 9 squares. The picture above shows a pano made with 9 of these blocks that we are going to learn, but you can make many other products, such as pillows, bags, covers…you name it, let your imagination fly! Patchwork is a form of embroidery that involves sewing pieces of fabric into larger designs. And this design is usually based on repeated patterns constructed from fabrics of different shapes (which can be of different colors).

The shapes are carefully measured and cut, and the basic geometry makes it easy to connect. Although patchwork has its origins in the desire to use rags or reuse old clothes, it has evolved into an art form in many countries around the world. Some very beautiful examples of quilts can be seen in museum collections or private homes, and the quilts can be passed down from generation to generation. So what is the difference between quilting and patchwork? Patchwork is a technique that involves piecing together pieces of multi-colored or knitted fabric into a swatch. Quilting is a multi-layered quilted product with a decorative surface made with different sewing techniques. Comparing these two concepts, it is important to note that quilting is a separate technique that uses different techniques, while quilting is a harmonious combination of various sewing techniques (in which case the product obtained is called a quilt).

You will need at least two different prints (ok, or one plain and one printed, or two plain ones, or all different…). CALCULATING SQUARE SIZES: A Nine Patch block can be made in several sizes, and with more than nine squares, using a basic calculation. For this step-by-step we will make the most basic Nine Patch, with 9 squares of equal sizes: Five of one color and four of another, you can use different prints too, do whatever your heart tells you and enjoy!


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