Learn how to Piece a Nine Patch Block

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.

Let's learn how to piece this basic nine patch block using strip piecing:

how to piece a nine patch quilt blockThis video comes from the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern, a fun beginner level, sampler quilt pattern that teaches both piecing AND free motion quilting.

Thousands of quilters joined us to quilt along with this quilt pattern in 2014, and you can still join in the fun and make your own Building Blocks Quilt!

Find the sizes the cut your fabric strips and detailed piecing information in this pattern, plus skill building quilting patterns to mark each block. Click Here to read more about this pattern.

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