disappearing 9-patch tutorial. {the SUPER easy way.}

26 March 2009

so what makes it SUPER easy???
well it's made with a charm pack.
so all the precutting hassle is not there.
yayyy!!!

note to add: for those that don't know...
a charm pack consist of 5" x 5" precut squares of moda fabric.
you CAN follow this tutorial using your own fabrics cut at 5" x 5" squares.


i'm using hartfield by barbara brackman.
{it has 30 charms.}

lay out 9 different charms that you like together.
{don't forget to throw in some contrast!!!}
i chose to stay with a purple-ish feel for this block.

sew the 1st row. pressing seams to the right.
sew the 2nd row. pressing seams to the left.
and then sew the 3rd row. pressing seams to the right again.
{this will ensure perfect seams.}

join row 1 & row 2. press.
join rows 1 & 2 with row 3. press again.

congratulations...you have a completed 9-patch block!!!
moving on...

make sure that your block is nice and square.
{it should be if you used a TRUE 1/4" seam allowance.}

spray your block with a light spray starch {like magic sizing} & press.
then cut your block in half longways. {horizontally}

cut in half tallways. {vertically.}

now you have 4 different sections.
simply turn the sections to create a new pattern, like so...

sew the top 2 sections together. press seam to the right.
sew the bottom 2 sections together. press seam to the left.
{this will ensure perfect seams.}

sew top and bottom together and press.

tada...you are done!!!
now give yourself a pat on the back!!!
you've just made a disappearing 9-patch the SUPER easy way!!!

now make 2 more blocks and you can be the proud owner of this...

all you need to make this runner is:
3 disappearing 9-patch blocks
42"x18" backing {and batting}
110" binding

sew the 2 blocks together...layer, baste, quilt & bind.
and viola...you have a new 38"x13" tablerunner.

and just in time for mother's day!!!
this little beauty is going to my mawmaw.
i SO wanna keep it though.
tehehe.

note to add:
since a few peeps said they were making one, i thought i'd link them all here.
so if you make one, tell me, i'll add you to the list.

jilly's.
donna's.
jen's.
gnomemade's.

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53 comments:

Deb said...

Oh super smart, I need to make two one for mum and one for mum-in-law for may 12 (mother's day here)

thanks :)

rachelmp said...

Just love it! That is so easy and quick

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your quilt!

a good yarn said...

How lovely the Hartfield fabric looks made up into your runner. Great quilting too! Hope this means you are feeling better.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Lisa said...

that is beautiful and i love the fabric...i may just have to get some! THANKS!

Donna said...

"The SUPER easy way" ??? Who'd want to do it any other way ... you make this look like a snap. Guess what I'll be doing this weekend ... I hear a charm pack calling my name!

Jilly's Space said...

I actually will be posting my quilt I just finished that is that pattern. It so super easy and I LOVE super easy!(I'll post a link to your tutorial) I never even thought of doing it in a runner though..great idea!! I think I will be doing that for sure..thanks so much for sharing!!
Glad you are feeling better and back to posting your creativity.
All the best.
Jill : )

The Jen said...

Ok, I've got to try this and I have two charm packs in the studio just calling out to me!

Gnomemade said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I wanted to try the disappearing nine patch for a while now, and this post may just be the push I needed. Just the other day, I knew I needed to make a table runner for a new piece of furniture - this is perfect. Now just to decide on a charm pack! Yours is beautiful.

Eileen said...

Very pretty. And looks so easy. Nice tutorial.

b davis said...

Oooh, that is tricky on the eyes. I really like it and it is simple enough for this newbie to make. Thanks!

andsewon said...

How nice of you to do a TUT on your blog!! I love this block and have used it to make up fast baby quilts .I even made our Cocoa Kitty a quilt using Thimbleberries fabs, shows less of her dark hair...;-)
I have not made any runners so thanks for that nudge!!
Nice to see you posting and feeling better I hope...;-)
Lola

Sherri said...

Rachel...you did a great job! I love it! What a super fun project! That fabric is just gorgeous!

jabeybaby said...

I am so gonna have to make one of these. Thanks for the cute tutorial!

V and Co. said...

okay! i'm totally going to make this. i've been meaning to make a dissapearing 9 patch FOREVER! and now you have totally pushed me over the edge to do it.

Kritta22 said...

Ohhhhhhh!!!!! So great!!

I'm working on my pinwheel tutorial today!

Kritta22 said...

By the way, your mom is so lucky!

Candace said...

Rachel - this rocks! Your mom is going to be thrilled! Thanks for a terrific tutorial!
Cheers!

Julie Isa said...

Hey Rachel! Thanks for coming by and leaving a note! So glad you did because I LOVE your disappearing 9 patch quilt! Can't wait to have time to take a better look! Have a GREAT day!

acecraig100 said...

Cute! I like the colors. It looks so easy.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool Rachel! I hope Mawmaw doesn't read your blog LOL!

Carrie P. said...

Cool! thanks for sharing.

Jenn O said...

I'm so inspired! I think I'll get up from my pc and make one right now. :)

Zarina said...

Haha - you beat me to it. I plan to make it using a layer cake but that was put on hold since time has not been in abundance.

Kim said...

Wow! that DOES look Super easy...I may just have to whip one up quick...hmmm...

FabricsNQuilts said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for posting!

RebeccaMom said...

great tute! I will definitely be making one of these table runners for my grandmother for mother's day!

Le Creazioni di Sarah said...

many thank's for this tutorial, the result is very funny
sarah

RebeccaMom said...

I love this tutorial, and I just noticed that you are a fellow SITSta! have a great day!

CocoJ126 said...

YOU are stinkin kidding me!!! wow oh wow you made that incredibly easy! ! ! Now my quilts can look a bit more polished without cutting 24 million sized strips...which I dare not do.

i can't get over this...
THANK YOU!!!

SWAK,
Corrie

CocoJ126 said...

Alright I gave it a shot...

Posted Title is "Dear Mom"

And I am trying it on a quilt today!!!

Thank you!

Corrie

Kirsten and Tracy said...

I made one, I made one! It wasn't the SUPER easy way, since I didn't have a charm pack, but thanks for the tutorial, made it a breeze!

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Dianne said...

Wow...just not getting to this...but I made a lap quilt inspired by your blocks in this tutorial. Here's the link:

http://dbbstitch.blogspot.com/2009/11/busy-holiday-week.html

Thanks for making this such an easy gift!

Samelia's Mum said...

I only just came across this tutorial and am totally inspired to go and make a runner right now. Love it. Thanks so much.

Samelia's Mum said...

Here is my disappearing 9 patch quilt. http://sameliasmum.blogspot.com/2010/05/disappearing-9-patch.html
Thanks so much for this tutorial

Debbie said...

Rachel - Thank you so much for this tutorial. I just finished up a red/white/blue swap gift using this tutorial. I tagged you on FB on the pictures. I made 10 place mats and a table runner, and I'm NO QUIILTER! Super great tut!!! Thank you so much - Debbie Berenato

mequilting said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!! I have started working on a table runner and it is going so quickly!

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Lori said...

Great Tutorial, blogged here: http://tutorialsunraveled.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-quilt-or-not-to-quilt-disappearing-9.html

kathy said...

great pattern....we use this for Project Linus quilts.

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Anonymous said...

Just found your site. Thank you for posting the wonderful tutorial on the disappearing 9-patch. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Neoma said...

WOW! I love this tutorial! Now I finally know what to do with my charm packs!
I just got my 2 first from my sister but I didn't know what to do with them.
Thank You!

/Mari

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KellyBrown273 said...

mm .. that is beautiful and i love the fabric...i may just have to get some! THANKS!Best regards :)

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Debbie said...

Thanks so much for that tutorial. It is the first time that I have heard about this pattern and now I can make a few so easily after your help. Thanks again. Debs

Susan said...

Thank you for such a lovely easy tutorial. I'd just started quilting a couple of years ago and used your tutorial - it worked out well. If you want to see the outcome it is on my blog on the latest post - http://susanbblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/zippity-doo-dah.html

Susan

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Lindsay said...

Thank you thank you! what a great idea! I am using this tutorial to make a "crazy cat quilt" in twin size. It is looking amazing so far!

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