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    Hello Quilters!
    I'm fairly new to quilting. My brain is hurting trying to figure this out. I'm making a throw size disappearing 9 patch for my brother & his fiancee. I want to use 5 different colors plus 1 color for the corners with 5" squares (not pre-cuts). How much fabric do I need? TIA!!!!
    Last edited by doublen28; January 17th, 2020, 01:38 PM.

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    Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

    Welcome to Missouri Star Quilt Company!
    Is there a reason why you don't want to use pre-cuts? You don't have to, you can cut the squares yourself, although as a new quilter the pre-cuts make it a lot easier (and simpler) for you to create something.

    Here's what is called a Jelly Roll Quilt.....This is a tutorial by Misty Doan (she's Jenny's Daughter-In-Law) and it would be a really simple quilt to do :
    https://youtu.be/jidB9W9dKXQ

    Here's another Jelly Roll Race Tutorial : (this really explains how to make a Jelly Roll Race Quilt really well:
    https://youtu.be/2bEJLnaZQOU
    Here's a tutorial that Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company has done....and it's a Disappearing 9 Patch :
    https://youtu.be/uoR6jHqYpMY

    Here's another Disappearing Nine Patch
    https://youtu.be/dEjZOXxPazg
    (and you wouldn't have to do the scalloped edges on your quilt like this one has)

    Most ALL of the Tutorials that MSQC's Jenny Doan shows us how to do are simple enough for even a beginner to do.
    All of these tutorials WILL TELL you exactly what you need as far as fabrics, and then Jenny will show you how to create the quilt block.

    I would suggest that you watch this Baby Quilt Series of Tutorials if you are new at quilting as each tutorial (there are 7) will show you the best way to construct a first quilt:
    Part : 1 https://youtu.be/R685a6CDyCg
    Part : 2 https://youtu.be/MjPaLYcrJ24
    Part : 3 https://youtu.be/x2akVq9m2NE
    Part : 4 https://youtu.be/6Pmy-MlV9I0

    Here's a pretty simple quilt that wouldn't take you a long time, and you could use several colors to make this and cut the fabric yourself : https://youtu.be/ILKOuK5DOjE

    This would be a good starter quilt : (it is a "baby" quilt per se, but you could make it out of any color fabrics:
    https://youtu.be/5vZAe5BTrqo

    This "Royal Wedding" Quilt would be easy to do as well : ( this has several colors in it)
    https://youtu.be/l0WYf7gDzvE

    I hope this is helpful for you!
    Last edited by redcaboose1717; January 17th, 2020, 03:38 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

      My husbands aunt, when I asked her this question, told me to buy 1/2 yard of each fabric. Don't do that!!!! It's way too much material!
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      • #4
        Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

        I agree! It is way too much material.
        Been there done that!

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        • #5
          Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

          welcome to the forum doublen28
          Am working my way through off cut bucket,
          may also have to ask if ever buy fabric,
          some great advice given above, wishing you well in all your projects.
          T

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          • #6
            Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

            There are specific fabrics they have said they like.
            Thank you for the recommendations, though.

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            • #7
              Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

              Originally posted by bubba View Post
              My husbands aunt, when I asked her this question, told me to buy 1/2 yard of each fabric. Don't do that!!!! It's way too much material!
              Good to know! I was thinking about getting a yard!!!! So glad I'm asking first!

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              • #8
                Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                Originally posted by doublen28 View Post
                Good to know! I was thinking about getting a yard!!!! So glad I'm asking first!
                What I sewed together in finished blocks is much bigger than a king, and I still probably have enough to still put together for a twin!!!
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                • #9
                  Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                  Every time you make a quilt buy a little more
                  yardage than you need1/4-1/2 yard more.
                  This will allow you to start a fabric stash.
                  Great for future scrappy quilts.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                    Here is my suggestion: if you have any scrap fabric (even if all the same one), cut out nine 5” squares and make a sample block. First, this will tell you if this is a block you are comfortable making. Secondly it will give you a finished size of each block.

                    Measure the size of the block - this should be square. Figure out how wide and how long you want your quilt to be. Then you subtract 1/2” from size of block to cover seam allowances and divide it by that number. As an example, your block finishes 8 1/2”. You want your quilt to be 60” wide. Divide 60 by 8 to account for seam allowance so you will want either 7 or 8 blocks across as this doesn’t round cleanly��. Now do the same thing for length.

                    Let’s say it ends up 8 across and 10 down. That means you are going to make 80 blocks. So for the 5 colors you will need 80 five inch squares as each block has one of the five colors. You should be able to get 8 five inch squares in each WOF (width of fabric) so you would need 50” of this fabric as you would need to cut 10 rows ar 5” each to get your 80 blocks. For the corner color you would multiply that number by 4 as each block takes 4 squares.

                    DO NOT use these numbers as your block will be much bigger than 81/2” . I just used that as an example. I hope this made sense. After you make a sample square and get your block size, if you want to run your math by me, feel free to PM me.
                    Last edited by Spiff; January 18th, 2020, 12:11 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                      FWIW, here are my calculations
                      5 inch squares sew into 9 patches and cut into 4 squares yield 6.75

                      Assuming a 9 by 9 row and column quilt for throw size. You will need 81daughter squares so 21 starter nine patches. You’ll have 3 orphans here.

                      The 1 color corners will require 84 5 inch squares . Assuming a yard gives 56, you’d need about 1.5 yard to get 84. I’d buy 1.75 for mistakes
                      The other five colors require 21 5 in starter squares. Assuming @40 inch width, you’d need 15 inches of each to get that with a few extras.

                      I always buy at least 5 inches width more than I need for mistakes.
                      Last edited by Old Newbie; January 18th, 2020, 01:55 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                        That's one of the nicest things about the forum!! Everyone is so nice and gives a lot of information that most likely otherwise a lot of us might not know some of the things people post on here. I think it's great that so many of the forum members do things like this. I've learned so much for those of you that have been quilting much, much longer than I have!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                          Hello. I just sent my Crazy Nine Patch out for quilting. I used black, white & red. I am not sure of the quantity used or how many fabrics at this point but it came out nice & I got several compliments. Sorry I am not much help. Here is a link to a great little book that I swear by. It is a great source. I carry it in purse! This might be helpful. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1935726439/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

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                          • #14
                            Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

                            I used Julie Cefalu’s instructions and guidance from her quilt along: https://thecraftyquilter.com/disappearing-9-patch-qal/

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