Nine Patch Quilt

A nine patch quilt is a terrific quilt idea and warrants its place on museum walls, and other public walls for its simplicity and heritage. 

The beauty that comes from a small strip of fabric, chain pieced together plays a big part in any decorating scheme.

The Nine Patch is a very easy quilt pattern that ranks right up there near the top for feasibility. 


You've seen quilts that you simply can’t take your eyes off.  Well, if you look closer you will probably agree that rather than the pattern it is the blending of colors that make the difference.

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Despite the different periods and style a nine patch quilt screams of country but yet it seems to mix well with making any room homey and comfortable.

The muted colors and natural materials of the pieces we used take their cue from, and call attention to, how the quilt is hung away from damaging light and in the most inner prominent area in the room.

You’ve seen quilts that you simply can’t take your eyes off. Despite the different periods and style a nine patch quilt screams of country but yet it seems to mix well with making any room homey and comfortable.

The muted colors and natural materials of the pieces we used take their cue from, and call attention to, how the quilt is hung away from damaging light and in the most inner prominent area in the room.

This nine patch quilt has a place in any home weather it is pure country or something traditional or contemporary.

It was in the homes around the globe that the art of quilting was exploited to take advantage of decorating the walls, draping quilts over easy chairs, placed atop beds for an added layer of warmth and hung on front porches and from windows to display patriotism from within.

You can't get much simpler than a nine patch block. Once you read the tutorial you will come alive with ideas of how you might be able to display this quilt in your home, office, meeting hall and yes even churches.

FREE Pattern - Nine Patch Quilt

I hope I’ve convinced you to try this Free Quilt Pattern NPQ | Nine Patch Quilt. The tutorial is easy to follow and gives you all the help you will need from purchasing the fabric to binding the quilt.

In this free tutorial you will find a yardage chart for the amount of fabric needed for making the sample.

You will be introduced to a technique called strip piecing and chain stitching. The quilting instructions cover things like applying a border, adding batting and backing.

It covers every aspect on how to make a quilt including ideas for quilting the quilt and making and adding the binding.

Grandma's Unfinished Quilt

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So the song goes, We've a story to tell to the nations, that shall turn their hearts to the right. A story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light.

This interesting story is about this and only this nine patch quilt. It is made of grandpa's old denim blue work shirts and the cream color fabric is feed sacks.

While this is  not quite a true "nine patch" design it is 2 1/2 inch squares laid out on point and then trimmed to a 12 inch block thus creating the half squares on the four sides.


Grandma started the quilt sometime in the mid 60's but had a heart attack before it was finished. The quilt was left unattended until I was asked if I wanted to finish it in the year 2010.

In the shopping bag grandma left a note about her love for grandpa and how she filled her days quilting using his old shirts. It almost seemed as if she knew there were no more shirts left to be worked into quilts.

On the back of her well worn handmade cardboard templates she had written complete instructions for piecing the quilt. Her note read in part, "The 2 inch patches are made of equal squares. Each square is individually cut and hand stitched with love. Use a scant 1/4-inch seam and don't pull the thread to tight as you sew the blocks together."

The art of quilting started here in America when the first settlers arrived in the new world seeking to piece together a new life for themselves and their families.

On every page of this site you will discover age old quilting tips as well as a few history tidbits! We invite you to read more on the history of quilting.

Grandma's quilt was shy by three blocks and there wasn't enough denim fabric to finish the quilt. But I was able to find a shirt at the thrift shop to finish the last three blocks. My find did not have all the worn spots and grease stains in the tummy area but it blended good.

During the entire time I spent finishing this quilt I felt as if it was intended for me to finish grandma's quilt! I'm glad I was given the opportunity.







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