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Beginner Nine Patch! - Techniques 2010

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Beginner Nine Patch! - Techniques 2010

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March 20, 2010 is National Quilting Day, but we feel that's not quite enough to honor our craft, so we like to celebrate all month long! One of the ways we're celebrating this year is to help teach someone new to quilt. This month's technique is intended for the beginner quilter.

The Nine Patch Block is an excellent beginner block with tons of design potential. In the first lesson, we'll demonstrate the very basics of this block. The second lesson will show you strip piecing, a method to make many of the same block, more quickly. In the third lesson we'll show you how to tie a quilt and the final week will be a visual guide of inspiration to get your own design ideas flowing.

If you're an experienced quilter, please share this tutorial with a newbie, a wannabe, or just someone you think might be inspired by learning something new.

View the Nine Patch Tutorials here.
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Discussion Forum

Beginner Nine Patch - Week 1 - Please introduce yourself!

Started by Connecting Threads. Last reply by Stevenson Oct 29, 2010. 84 Replies

This weeks tutorial is very basic.  No rotary cutting involved, just assembling a simple nine patch block.  I'd like to know who all is attending this quilt along, so I'll know how beginner you are. …Continue

my christmas quilt

Started by patricia a. graham. Last reply by Joyce Besemer Apr 9, 2010. 1 Reply

this picture is of my oldest cat on the christmas quilt i just finished last month. he died last saturday on the third of april.

Tags: quilt, christmas, my

Beginner Nine Patch - Week 2 - Strip piecing

Started by Connecting Threads. Last reply by Connecting Threads Mar 22, 2010. 20 Replies

Strip Piecing is the meat and potatoes of quilting.  Any time you are able to strip piece segments of a block, or an entire block, you save a ton of time! …Continue

Beginner Nine Patch - Week 3 - How to Tie a Quilt

Started by Connecting Threads. Last reply by Julia A. Podany-Samolyk Mar 15, 2010. 2 Replies

The tutorial is live!  This is the truly beginner way to quilt your three layers together.  It's the fastest way too!  Try inviting friends over to make the time go more quickly.When I'm really super…Continue

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Comment by patricia a. graham on July 6, 2010 at 2:32am
Very cute.I got my first nine patch done a long time ago. Now I"m into trying everything else that is related to quilting.This picture is my second quilt I"ve done.
Comment by Gayle/La. on July 5, 2010 at 7:37pm
This is a little 9-patch that I made for the neighbor's daughter who is going to have a little girl at the end of the month.

Comment by Kathy B on April 20, 2010 at 8:15am
Great site - thanks for sharing.
Comment by Cheryl Kauwell on April 20, 2010 at 8:09am
I found this site that might be very helpful to you other newbies here...http://www.daystyledesigns.com/articles.htm
Comment by Connecting Threads on April 14, 2010 at 3:46pm
Hi gals - yes, a few of the stars EQ downloads are broken - I'm working on it! Should be fixed by Thursday sometime - sorry about that! I must have been thinking about vacation when I created them :)
Comment by Joanne Maner/TN on April 12, 2010 at 5:49am
Hi Ginger
I had a couple of the EQ files that would not D/L. Friendship star 3 and i am not sure what the other one was. It is on the lap top and i don't have that out atm. I had no problem getting the one you mentioned though.
When Karen gets back i am sure she can get the links fixed though.
Comment by Anne on April 9, 2010 at 1:34pm
Oops, it's the stars, that I can't get the totorials to. I did make my 9 patch okay. Sorry about that...but I too, am having trouble and no EQ program. We'll see, when Karen returns. Anne
Comment by Anne on April 9, 2010 at 1:30pm
Hi Nanny Gayle, and Ginger...I keep coming in here...checking the site, and get nothing but all the nice blocks...no totorial for Anne. So I don't do anything. I'll just have to wait, 'til Karen comes back from her wonderful vacation. Be patient, Anne
Comment by Gayle/La. on April 9, 2010 at 11:54am
Ginger, I don't have EQ so I thought that it won't open because of that. Try sending a request to Karen about a misprint in the title of it.
Comment by Ginger on April 6, 2010 at 5:48pm
Is anyone else having trouble downloading the last EQ file? It's the red and black quilt that should be located at http://www.connectingthreads.com/images/EQ/npquilt11a.zip . I keep getting a "page not found" error. Thanks.
 

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