Since it’s all doom and gloom out there. I thought I’d show you a pic tutorial on how to make a disappearing nine patch
It’s very simple and fun to do
You need two different patterned material
It’s best if one is a pattern and one a plain but I was working with limited resources and after all that’s what patchwork is
Using up what you have.
Cut your material into squares. Doesn’t matter really how big. I just used my square ruler and cut it to that size
I think they are around six in he squares
Lay them out in three rows of three alternating all the blocks
Sew the first row and iron your seams to one side. Very important.
The sew your next row of three and sew your seams, again to one side. But this time make it go the other way to the first set of seams.
Now place the two rows together right sides face it.
See the seams. The go the opposite ways. They will snuggle in together and you will get a better lining up of your seams
Pin and sew
Iron your stitches and your seams. See looks good doesn’t it
So the same with the last row
Once your nine squares are sewn together. Lay it down and make two cuts through the middle.
Now play around with your squares until your happy with the pattern.
This is what I settled on.
Sew all seams, making sure the ones meeting are spot on. Using the method above
And viola! Your first disappearing nine patch is done
Make one and turn it into a cushion cover. Make lots and make any size quilt too you want
Now if you get locked in. You have something to do
Go and get some material from your local quilting shop
A few tools your going to need. The nice ladies, or gents, in the shop will give you a hand
And if your stuck at home. At least you will be able to keep busy
If you do. Show us what you have made
See ya xxx