Block of the Month: Nine Patch

Stash Builder Box’s April Block of the Month is one of the most famous quilt blocks: the nine patch. It’s a classic block that can be customized in so many different ways. Once you master the basic design, the possibilities are endless. Today we are going to show how making a nine patch can be super quick with the strip method.

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A: Cut 1-3 ½” x 11 ½” rectangle

Fabric A: Cut 1-3 ½” x 8” rectangle

Fabric B: Cut 1-3 ½” x 11 ½” rectangle

Fabric B: Cut 1-3 ½” x 4” rectangle

Assembly Instructions

1. With right sides together, sew together the Fabric A and Fabric B 3 ½” x 11 ½” rectangles along the long side.

2. Open the unit and press to the dark side.

3. With right sides together, sew the 3 ½” x 4” Fabric B rectangle to the long side of the Fabric A 3 ½” x 11 ½” rectangle, according to the photo below.

4. Open the unit and press to the dark side.

5. With right sides together, sew the Fabric A 3 ½” x 8” rectangle to the long side of the 3 ½” x 11 ½” Fabric B rectangle, according to the photo below.

6. Open the unit and press to the dark side.

7. Square up the edge that the arrow is pointing to in the photo below.

8. Cut the unit into strips according to the photo below. The first two strips should each be 3 ½” wide.

9. Using a seam ripper, remove the small piece of fabric at the top of the third strip.

10. Trim the third strip to 3 ½” wide.

11. Arrange the block according to the photo below and stitch the strips together.

12. Do a final press and trim to 9” square.

Don’t forget to post a photo of your finished block and use #BOTMSBB!