Piecing up a quilt can be fun, but…. it can be frustrating too. Patchwork quilting is a craft that requires patient and time to create, once you master on it, you are going to be very proud of yourself with the beautiful projects you have made. There are a few ways to piece a quilt, be it the traditional way or modern way of doing it, no absolutely right or wrong way as long as it looks good and you feel good.
If you are the beginner in piecing, you might be thinking of cutting many small squares then stitch up one by one to make this 9-patch quilt block. You could do it this way but it is slow. Now, I am going to show you a method that can help in expediting the process of piecing the Basic 9-Patch Quilt Block. Click page 2 to watch the tutorial on how to piece.
Ever since I bought my quilting version Bernina sewing machine, it makes my sewing so much fun and easy. Using the right presser foot for the right job really helps a lot. For quilt piecing, I like to use the quarter inch foot (1/4″ foot) or patchwork foot. With the foot sit alongside of the raw edge of the fabric and needle at the center, you will get an exact 1/4″ seam allowance. If you keep the fabric size and seam allowance correct, you won’t go wrong with sewing a quilt block.
The following picture shows the latest project I sewed with this 9-patch quilt block as an example. Since I mixed the 9-patch quilt block with a square fabric, this patchwork is called Double 9-Patch Quilt. Pattern and tutorial to sew an oven mitt with this quilt block
coming up soon.