Strip piecing is a time-saving method that can help you sew quick and easy quilts. The strip set is cut apart to yield segments that replace two or more pieces of fabric. Quilt and quilt block patterns that include strip piecing methods usually have instructions on how to sew the fabrics together to create strip sets. While following the instructions in the pattern, there may be times when problems arise and the instructions do not offer solutions. If you run into any issues while making a strip set, these tips may help you figure out the cause of the problem.
You CAN Strip Piece a Single Nine Patch Quilt Block
We're getting ready to start the three by three nine patch swap, so I thought it appropriate to quickly post a little tutorial for strip pieced nine patches. There "seams" to be a nine patch revival in blogland right now. For example, for the 6" nine patches, it would be 6 divided by 3, which is 2, plus 0. Strip width 2.
It can be strip pieced! This post contains affiliate links for which I receive compensation. Sometimes a single nine patch quilt block is all that's needed in a block like the Daisy Chain, Heart or Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch shown below.
The very first quilt I ever pieced was created from simple nine patch blocks. This basic patchwork pattern creates a checkerboard effect that can be used to piece a wide range of quilts from modern to traditional. Don't be fooled by the simple appearance of a nine patch block! This block involves matching four seams, which can be quite tricky if you haven't prepared your fabric properly or cut your fabric accurately.