Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

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Hi, it’s Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I’d like to do another tutorial for you on the Disappearing Nine-Patch.

Look at this adorable quilt we made using Hunky Dory Charm Packs. We used approximately two Charm Packs, and we used a little bit for the border, and a little bit for the outer border, and we scalloped the edge, but what I want to show you is how to put this darling little block together.

This is the block right here. It has a little tiny corner square, two smaller squares, and the 5” block from the Charm Pack. This is called the Disappearing Nine-Patch and I want to show you how it works.

For the Disappearing Nine-Patch you’ll need a set of charms, and this is the Hunky Dory Charms, that’s the one we just did the baby quilt out of, and what we’re going to do is we’re going to take nine of those charms and we’re going to sew them together in a giant nine- patch.

So, as you can see this is not at all a matching set, but it’ll help you
to see what I mean, and we’re just going to show you this. So, you sew all
this together. You’re going to sew them at ¼”, press them open, they’ll all be together like this.

Then, you’re going to iron them, and you’re going to lay it flat on your counter like this. Then you’re going to take your ruler and you’re going to put it right in the middle, right in the middle, OK? And you’re going to cut it. Cut this whole big block like this, and then you’re going to cut it like this. What it’s going to do is it’s going to quarter this middle square. Let me show you how we do that.

So, this is another ginormous nine-patch. You’ll see it has nine charms that we’ve sewn together, and then we’ve cut it immediately in half, and see what that gives you? It gives you this darling little squares that look like you’ve done a lot of work but you haven’t really done a lot of work.

So that’s what makes a quilt fun, because it gives you a big WOW without the work! So here’s what we’re going to do now, when you put this together, there’s several different ways you can do it. You can line it up really linear and make them look like they’re sashed, but my favorite way is to line up the seams, so, that no seams come together. So, whenever you put the blocks next to each other you just want to make sure that there’s no seams coming together. You don’t have to match anything.

So, you end up with this darling quilt that the blocks are all over. I’ve seen this done several ways. One of the ladies did it using Kansas Troubles, and her middle square was a black square. And what you have to remember is that all your outside corners, again if you’ll look, your outside corners is where you want your largest prints to be. Your favorite prints should be in the outside edges.

Those are the ones that are not going to get cut at all. The middle one you want to have be the one that you want quartered and so on this Hunky Dory quilt right here, I actually took some yardage, and cut out 5” squares and for my center block right here, the one that was going to get quartered, I did those in this aqua blue color.

So, all my center squares are the same when they’re put together, and see how I lined them up with no seams matching. It makes a really easy quick baby quilt that’s adorable. And then I took the aqua and brought that out into the border as well.

So, I hope you enjoy this fun tutorial, on the Disappearing Nine-Patch, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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  • Psteingas

    just super!! Love love! What I would like to know is how many charm packs do you need to say make a lap size quilt?  Love all your tutorials! thanks

    • Anonymous

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 7 @ 10:33pm (UTC):

      You will need about 4 for a lap sized quilt.
      Have a great day!
      Jenny
      Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888)
      571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Jkf108

    I just love this quilt! Love all your tutorials ! How many charm pack do you need to make a king size ? Also I love lime green all greens my favorite & pink do yall carry any charm packs with these colors? 

    • Anonymous

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 12 @ 4:31am (UTC):

      Isn’t this a great pattern! I am glad you are enjoying it! Pink and Green are really hot right now. You can check in the charm pack section on our site. When you click on a charm pack all the colors show up in a grid so you will be able to find the colors you need. For a king sized quilt you will need about 12 charm packs or 3 layer cakes….good luck!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny
      Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888)
      571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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      • guest

        This is a Tossed Nine Patch pattern from Quilt In A Day

  • Gachong

    Jenny is such a wonderful teacher. She makes everything lookd so easy.

  • kimbers5678

    Go Jenny!  I adore your online tutorials, they’ve been so helpful.  :)

  • odm_post

    Hi… I really like the color of this charm pack. Do you still have it in your store? And how many do I need for a single size bed, including the scallop edging? Thank you :)

    • Sarah

      Sorry, but that fabric is all out of stock!  :(  It is adorable though.  Hope you are able to find something else you love!!

  • Sandra Cubbins2008

    Wow, I love your tutorials!!!! Problem is, I don’t get anything else done, but I’m learning a lot of wonderful new procedures.  Plus, as you can see, I love your daily deals too.  Feel so blessed to have found your great website. Keep up the great work! Sandra Cubbins

    • Sarah

      thank you Sandra!!  Hahaha,I know that quilting is addictive, for sure!!  LOL, it’s an illness we all share!!  
      Hope you are getting lots and lots of quilts made!!

  • Trish

    You’re the best tutor I’ve seen on the web by far.  You explain everything in detail, the camera shows all your moves and as a beginner, that’s important.
    Blessings to you my dear

    • Sarah

      Thank you Trish!  SO glad you like the tutorials!!

      • Trish

        Sarah do you have a tutorial on how to measure up different size squares?  I’m so new at this and have cut a 12 inch square of one colour, but have 3 other colours I’d like to add to my quilt other than just having a big 12×12 block.  How do I measure smaller squares to equal up to the size of one big 12×12 block?  I’ve watched your fabulous jelly roll tutorials where you sew different materials in a line then sew up both sides.  But how many of these and what would the measurement cut be for me to make a 12×12 block?  
        Hope you can understand what I’m trying to mean?
        Can’t wait to get started, but just need this initial start of cutting & measuring.
        Thanks you my dear for your fabulous tutorials
        Trish

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          ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 4 @ 2:50am (UTC):

          Hi Trish, If you have watched any of they tutorials you know I am not a math girl!!! so what you need to remember is that your end size is 12 and so if you want to put 3 blocks in there you will divide that number by twelve, and then add back your seam allowance, which will be 1/4 inch on each side of your block. I hope this helps!
          Have a great day!
          Jenny Doan
          info@missouriquiltco.com

          (888) 571-1122
          http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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          Trish (unregistered) wrote, in
          response to Sarah (unregistered):

          Sarah do you have a tutorial on how to measure up different size
          squares? I’m so new at this and have cut a 12 inch square of one
          colour, but have 3 other colours I’d like to add to my quilt other
          than just having a big 12×12 block. How do I measure smaller squares
          to equal up to the size of one big 12×12 block? I’ve watched your
          fabulous jelly roll tutorials where you sew different materials in a
          line then sew up both sides. But how many of these and what would the
          measurement cut be for me to make a 12×12 block? Hope you can understand what I’m trying to mean?
          Can’t wait to get started, but just need this initial start of
          cutting & measuring.
          Thanks you my dear for your fabulous tutorials
          Trish

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  • Trish

    Can you please tell me what size  the blocks were to start with?   Do you ever do quilting using a 12 inch block initially and cutting these down to make beautiful patterns?  I’d so love to see these :) 
    You’re sooooo clever
    Trish

    • Anonymous

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 4 @ 2:53am (UTC):

      Hi Trish, I used 5 inch squares for the Disappearing Nine Patch. So I think it should end up to be a 14 inch block. Remember i am not a math girl!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Trish

    What is the finished block dimension around the outside please?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 4 @ 2:55am (UTC):

      So then I think the finished block should be 13??
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Krafty Kay

    I love you Jenny Doan!!!! You are so funny and you make me smile and laugh. I love watching your tutorials. I used to sew all the time but got out of it over the years. After watching you, I turned my dining room into a sewing room, brought my machine out of the basement and made 3 table runners in one week!!!! I am so happy. Being creative and making things has really helped my depression. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 13 @ 6:44pm (UTC):

      Dear Krafty Kay, You are the reason I keep doing what i do!! Thank you for all your kind words, you made my day!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Anonymous

    Hi. I love this pattern. I was wondering whether I could use a layer cake or would that be too big for the pattern?

  • Charlotte Bailey

    Newbie alert! I am wanting to make this quilt for my queen/king size bed but I am going to buy yardage… I am wondering how many colors/prints you used? And how much of each fabric will I need? Thanks so much:)

  • Puffy

    How many 9 patches do we need to make. I am cutting my stash up in the 5 inch squares and I am excited to get this started. I am so excited to make a very cute quilt and that looks like I worked really hard to do it. Love your videos.

  • QuilterSmurf

    I tried to use the pattern where no seams come together but I got stuck and a few blocks Are touching. I am dissapointed but nobody that looks at it seems to notice. I thought it would be easier to repeat the pattern but mine doesn’t repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sophia.mrozik Sophia Mrozik

    So many quilting tutorials. I love it. However, I can’t keep up with all as I want to do every single one of them. Well, back to my story. Went to a baby shower and made the cutest disappearing nine patch for a future baby girl.

    • JenM

      Glad you’re enjoying the tutorials! The disappearing nine-patch makes a great pattern for a quick gift!

  • Nancy Staub

    GREAT tutorial! Is there a “chart” or “table” anywhere that would tell how many charm packs (or yardage) that would be needed for various size quilts like this (twin, double, queen, king)? Just like you, math is not one of my strong suits – but I CAN follow a chart! Thank you!!!

  • jen

    I love this quilt! The colors, the pattern, everything. My question is– how do you arrange the colors before you cut? Is it always the same order for the 9 patch before you cut or do you mix it up with different blocks in different positions?

  • Angela Bleyhl

    Thx, Jenny, for your great tutorials. I’m going to do the disappearing 9 patch next. I really enjoy the laughter that you spring on us during the lessons! You are a real “People Person” and are in the right place! Thanks to you I now have made several projects.

  • AleneK

    My family has been quite BUSY & I have LOTS of lil’ baby quilts to make – this one is the PERFECT one for this old great grandma! Thank you Jenny for once again giving me a delicious boy or girl quilt idea! Blessings to you too!