In this tutorial, I show you how to create Nine Patch Quilt Block as part of creating a Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Pattern. This easy tutorial shows you the method for creating this popular block in any corresponding Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Pattern.
- Dark fabric 5”x15”
- Medium fabric 5”x 10”
- Light fabric 10” square
- 6 ½ and 12 ½ acrylic rulers
- Iron and pressing surface
- Sewing machine with ¼” seam marked
- Rotary cutter and mat
Tutorial for Creating the Disappearing Nine Patch Block
Cutting The Fabric for the Disappearing Nine Patch Block
From dark fabric cut three (3) blocks 4 ¾” square
From medium fabric cut two (2) blocks 4 ¾” square
From light fabric cut four (4) blocks 4 ¾” square
Arrange the blocks
Lay out the blocks in the above arrangement:
Sew the rows and press seams
Sew the blocks into rows using a ¼” seam allowance and press the seams to the darker colors
Create the nine-piece block
Attach the rows together to form a nine patch block.
Measure the block
Measure the width of the center block. Mine was 4 ¼”.
Cut the block into four equal pieces
Divide that measurement in half. For me that ends up being 2 ⅛”. Slide the ruler to the left until the 2 ⅛” line is on the seam line.
Cut along that line. Without moving your pieces, move the ruler so it is on the perpendicular 2 ⅛” seam line and cut there.
You will end up with 4 equal pieces.
Square all four pieces
Square each of those pieces to 6 ½” square
Arrange the blocks
Rearrange the order of the blocks to look like this.
Sew the blocks together
Stitch the two top pieces together with a ¼” seam. Press seam to one side.
Stitch the two bottom pieces together with a ¼” seam. Press the seam to one side.
Stitch the two block halves together and press, nesting the seams at the center intersection.
Trim the finished block
Trim the finished block to 12 ½” if necessary and there you have it: a disappearing nine patch quilt block perfect for creating nine patch quilts of this nature.