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Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block

The block below is a finished disappearing 9-patch block.

And another block from the same quilt.

This block looks deceptively hard to make, but it’s not.

How to make a disappearing 9-patch block

Materials for one block

Cut nine 5 inch squares for the 9 patch block.

This quilt can be made scrappy or in coordinated colours.

Use highly contrasting fabrics for better more defined results.

To make this block really quickly, use 5 inch charm squares. In fact the block below is made with charm squares.

Do you want to make this block into a quilt?

I made a disappearing nine patch quilt using this block a few years ago. I used charm squares for it.

Make an interesting back for your quilt and it can be reversible.

Variation on a disappearing 9-patch block and quilt tutorial

These 2 blocks are made with the video tutorial below.

I have seen different kinds of disappearing 9 patch blocks but this variation is not as common though it is very effective.

Again, this block is quite quick and easy to make as you can see on the video.

Disappearing 9-patch block variation block tutorial

To make this tutorial you need to start with 2 traditional 9 patch blocks.

Some tips to make the most of this block

  • Use 5 inch charm squares for speed
  • Use high contrasting fabrics when swapping the strips
  • Fussy cut the central square or use that fabric you’ve been keeping for a special project.
  • This quilt can be quite striking in colour schemes such as black and white, red and black, red, black and white.
  • Combine blocks in complimentary colours such as green and red, yellow and purple or blue and orange

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt tutorial

I made a quilt with this variation of disappearing 9-patch block some time ago.

Have a look at the prairie points. I think this was the first time I introduced fabric manipulation on my quilts. I have made many fabric manipulations since.

This is the full quilt. The prairie points add a very nice touch in my view. It makes this quilt particularly special and they’re a great way to use up your fabric scraps.

What to do with 5 inch squares: tutorials and patterns

 Charm pack quilt tutorial  Charm pack back of quilt tutorial
 Tote bag  Charm squares and embroidery tote bag
Disappearing nine patch quilt  Disappearing nine patch variation quilt top
Patchwork bunting Tote bag
Patchwork beach bag