Scrappy Nine Patch quilt block tutorial (+ the one clever step you’re missing)

Detail of Gradations quiltOnce in a while we come across a piecing technique we hadn’t heard about before—just goes to show that even after 40 years, there’s always something new to learn! We’re excited to share this little tweak to a technique you’ve likely used many times before: chain piecing.

The video below focuses on a scrappy version of a Nine Patch quilt block, but you can use the technique with many different block designs. So if you’re drowning in scraps (and we know many of you are), skip the strip piecing and make your own super scrappy Nine Patch blocks—and learn a tip for keeping your squares and rows in the right order as you sew.


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This smart little tip comes from the book Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches—take a look at some of the sensationally scrappy Nine Patch quilts you can create!

Not So Plain Nine Patch quilt
Not So Plain by Susan Ache

Old Nine - Nine Patch quilt
Old Nine by Tammy Vonderschmitt

Bespoke Nine Patch quilt
Bespoke by Corey Yoder

Patches and Pomegranates Nine Patch quilt
Patches and Pomegranates by Debbie Roberts

See more from Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches >


A beautiful basic gets even better: don’t you just love it when that happens?

So, is this chain-piecing technique new to you, or has it been in your quilting tool belt all along? Tell us in the comments!

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