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disappearing nine patch table runner tutorial

By Hatun Comak → Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Disappearing nine patch quilt is quick and easy to make. Somehow I am addicted to red colour and for this disappearing nine patch table runner I used red, white and dark blue fabric. It can be good for Christmas or Valentine. You can use your favourite colours and turn it into smth you will enjoy.
For this table runner you will need:
  • Sixteen 5" squares of red fabric in different patterns
  • Four 5" squares of dark blue
  • Sixteen 5" squares of white 
  • 1/3 yard binding fabric-red
  • 1 yard backing fabric
  • Batting material
Cut  5" squares of all colours and lay out five coloured squares and four white squares into a nine patch as shown in the photo below. I put dark blue in the center here.

Sew the squares into rows with a quarter inch seam allowance and then join the rows together.

Cut the nine patch block into four pieces both vertically and diagonally. Now you have new 7" blocks.

Now comes the funny part; playing out the pattern of table runner!
There are so many different ways of making out the disappearing nine patch blocks. There are no rules here, it depends on your imagination and taste. Below is how I decided it to be. I chose the layout and then sew the new four blocks together. You should make four of these disappearing nine patch pattern blocks.

When you join the four disappearing nine patch blocks together, you will get the quilt top done for table runner. Now it is ready to quilt it.

Layer the quilt top, batting and backing together. Pin the layers together and pin it. I haven't  quilted it yet but planning machine quilting and use red solid as binding. The post will be updated when finished. What do you think of the result? Let me know it.

how to make disappearing nine patch quilts

By Hatun Comak → Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Disappearing nine patch quilt is perfect to make a quick pieced quilt blocks and quilts. A simple nine patch block is sliced in half twice to create four smaller units so that you can make disappearing nine patch quilts.

Choosing fabric colours is an important part of quilting in order to create the desired effect for this quilt pattern. Here I chose a darker fabric for the center. The center square will turn into a small corner square of the new block after nine patch block is sliced into four sections.
You can also use fabrics that work well with any special day: Christmas, Valentine, Easter, Halloween or just choose any color combinations that appel to you.

Step by step tutorial

1- Assemble the nine patch in a traditional way, where it will look like an X with dark squares in the center and corners and lighter squares in the middle.

Remember that there are no definite rules of assembling the nine patch. You can create your own quilt blocks from the basic pattern by experimenting different variations of colors.

Here I preferred dark blue for the center, red for each corner of the black and the same light colour in the middle.

In order to make nine patch block, cut nine squares each of which measures 5"x5"; 1 dark, 4 medium and 4 light colour.
Below is my colour choices:

2- Sew nine patch together with a quarter inch seam allowance. You sew one row at a time.

3- When all the squares in a row are sewn together, press the seam allowances in each row in different direction.

4- Sew the three rows together. While sewing them, dont forget to pin at each intersection to make sure that the corners of the squares match up with the corners in the next row. Press seam allowances open.

5- Using a rotary cutter, slice the block in half vertically. Now you have two vertical segments.

6- Cut each segment horizontally to produce a total of four squares.

7- Now it is time to rearrange your cut-up blocks into a new pattern.  You can arrange them however you like. Take some time and try different variations until you find your favourite. Below are some variations of rearranging the block patterns of mine.

After arranging the blocks in a way you like, sew the four blocks together. You need to get your corners match for a perfect look. Again you need to pin them before sewing.

Here is the final result. After making three more disapperaring nine patch blocks, these cutie will turn into a table topper.

10 valentine's day quilt patterns and tutorials

By Hatun Comak → Sunday, February 10, 2019

This is the time of the year  when we fall in love with colours red, pink and white and anything related to the heart shape. Here I collected 10 of the quilt ideas to make for valentines day, not just to keep them in my to do list but also help you find some inspiration. Most of these are  simple and quick patterns; some are mine, some are from other quilters and they all look amazing. What's more, I chose the valentine quilt projects using different techniques, to make mug rugs, wall hangings, cushions, quilt blocks, table runners and lapsize quilts.
Have a look at them in case you need some inspiration. Already working on some projects? Why don't you share it here in comments with us? Here we go!

Valentine's day mug rug

An easy and quick project made by foundation paper piecing. The free pattern is also in the link.

Heart cushion

This cushion is made by appliqué hearts with red, green, lilac and purple colors.

English paper piecing hearts

Another valentine project with english paper pieced hearts.

Wavy scrappy hearts

Scrappy hearts table runner, easy and quick project by Kingdom Crafting. Definitely in my to do list.

DIY mini zippered goody bags

That zipper pouch is lovely and perfect to be gifted.

Valentine throw pillow by Amy Smart

I heart you mini quilt by cluck cluck sew

A mini quilt, ends at 10"x20" with free pattern and tutorial.

This quilt has a different technique from the others I have made so far. Definitely on my to do list.

Different from most of the quilt patterns, blue colours are used in this mini quilt, which is quite cool.

Pixelated eHeart by Gray Barn Designs

I hope you find the inspiration you need for a valentine quilt project. Any other different ideas? Why don't you share it here with us?