Thursday, June 19, 2014

Disappearing 9-Patch-How to

Here's the finished quilt that I made for our great-nephew!!
I made 9-patch blocks using 3" squares as above
Cut them in half both ways to make 4 units
Then switched two units between the blocks
I then had to decide on the design layout, this or
this? I decided on the top one
blocks all pieced together
added a small border
and a larger outer border
I quilted a very simple meandering loopy design on my Juki and used blue thread for the top. This is the back of the quilt which is a beautiful golden brown flannel.
I decided to do a double magic binding that makes it look like you put a piping edge in . I like it a lot because you can completely machine sew the binding on which saves a lot of time!!
Sewing the two strips together, notice one is larger.
Once sewn, you fold it in half and press well
Sew the binding to the back of the quilt
I use my walking foot to do this part.
Then stitch the binding to the front of the quilt, stitching in the ditch
Doesn't look to bad!!
Even the corners look good!! And, it is reallly strong to put up with a little person for years!!!
And the finished quilt, legs and all!!!

Take Care, Happy Quilting, and keep those seam rippers sharp!! Martha


  1. Great quilt. Will need to try your binding technique, finishes so beautifully.

  2. Looks great! I was just thinking of a Disappearing 9-Patch so glad to have found this post. I love that binding technique--I learned it from Colleen Wise many years ago. At the time, she was planning a book that would include it, but I don't think it ever got finished. Glad the technique is being recognized, because it sure beats sewing bindings by hand!

  3. great quilt, I do like the disappearing blocks. The way you have done the binding is new to me thanks for sharing the instructions

  4. Woooo whoo "double magic binding". I have NEVER run upon this in my quilting reading the short time I've been interested. Thank you, for sharing this quilt and procedure with the WWW. So proud (and I don't even know you).

    Woooooo whooo,



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