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Beginner Nine Patch! - Techniques 2010


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 pat rice Feb 24, 2016. 85 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 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.
Comment by Gayle/La. on April 5, 2010 at 10:16pm
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter as I did... I saw Ruth's comment/question about telling the grain of fabric once the selvages are removed-- I think that one thing is which has stretch and which doesn't. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but, I have always given a slight tug on the cloth and across the grain(selvage to selvage) will have a stretch but the straight of grain will not. I think that is the way I was taught in school, but that was a fewwwwwwwwwwwww years ago.
Comment by Dee Roberts on April 4, 2010 at 7:02pm
Hi Everyone. I hope you all have had a wonderful Easter today and your weather is good where you are.
Love and Hugs, Dee
Comment by Anne on April 4, 2010 at 4:48pm
I've added my pics of the 9-patch baby quilt...Gave it away today. Anne
Comment by Ruth/IL on March 31, 2010 at 7:09pm
Yes, a khaki weight fabric is exactly what I was picturing...
Comment by Dianne B/ Kelowna BC on March 31, 2010 at 1:52pm
Hi Aida,
I agree with Ruth, something a little lighter. Can you recyle some slacks of a different color? Perhaps Khakis? Can't wait to see it.
Comment by Ruth/IL on March 31, 2010 at 8:06am
I think I'd choose something a little lighter than corduroy... but in a still sturdy weight... maybe a lightweight brushed suedeor even a velveteen, would set off the denim nicely... but not be as heavy as corduroy. As you said, it will be a heavy quilt when done.. I'd also make sure the flannel you use is a good quality flannel, or it'll shrink more than the fabrics on the top. Sounds wonderful, like something I'd do! Pictures?
Comment by AidaCJ/NH on March 31, 2010 at 5:53am
I am doing a 9-patch with recycled denim and upholstery fabrics. I'm stuck in deciding what to use for sashings - more upholstery fabric or a corduroy. This will be a heavy quilt once completed, so I'm going to use just a flannel backing without batting and then quilt on the ditch and maybe tie on the centers of the squares. Advise on the sashing would be greatly appreciated. Aida
Comment by Anne on March 29, 2010 at 4:43pm
Hi...Just finished putting the binding on the 9-patch, baby quilt. I have to run out tomorrow, and get some ecru colored tying thread...Almost there...then some pics. I'm very happy with this one...A lot of fun, and completed pretty quickly. Thanks again Karen and All for lessons and tips. Anne
Comment by Connecting Threads on March 29, 2010 at 8:29am
Great idea Ruth!

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