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    Disappearing nine patch

    What size blocks do you start out with to make a 12 in finish block. My brain is not working well today.

    #2
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    I'm just guessing and could be wrong but wouldn't it be 3 sets of 3 4 inch blocks sewn together. I'm just new to quilting so I might be wrong.

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      #3
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      4 1/2" to allow for seam allowance.
      Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
      hugs, Suzi
      http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
      it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

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        #4
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        I tried 4 1/2 and it didn't come out right. I think it is 5 in but not sure. this is before you sub cut it in to fours and switch it around. I'm confusing myself
        Last edited by dawn; June 19, 2010, 04:35 PM.

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          #5
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          4 1/2" is correct. You end up with a 12 1/2" block and the extra 1/2" is your seam allowance to attach the completed blocks.
          Michele

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            #6
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            I'm going to go try it again wish me luck.

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              #7
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              Dawn - Luck Luck Luck

              made this lap size top last night (D9 using 4 1/2" squares - 9 blocks)

              thanks for the inspiration!!
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              Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
              hugs, Suzi
              http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
              it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

              GOD Bless America

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                #8
                Re: Disappearing nine patch

                sounds like we have two issues being discussed. The original question was about making a disappearing 9 patch, and the 4.5 inch squares are for a regular nine patch.

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                  #9
                  Re: Disappearing nine patch

                  yes I want to do the disappearing nine patch for a 12 in finish block, so how do I do it.

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                    #10
                    Re: Disappearing nine patch

                    When you say finished block, do you mean at the stage below? If you want this at 12" it will be quite difficult. You will need a 4 2/3" block to start with which might be difficult to cut but once your squares are cut it will be just as easy as any other block.
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                      #11
                      Re: Disappearing nine patch

                      That is what I wanted but didn't realize that I would have weird cutting of squares thank you for all your help in figuring this out.

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                        #12
                        Re: Disappearing nine patch

                        You could get around the awkward cutting if you used 1/2" seams when you sew your 9-patch blocks together.

                        If you used 5" blocks, sewn together into 9-patch with a half inch seam but then used quarter inch seams for the rest of the sewing you would end up with a 12" finished block.
                        Quilting through the dull times
                        northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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                          #13
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                          I'm glad to have read this thread, now I won't have to get all frustrated in the math stages! You all did that for me, Thanks <3

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                            #14
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                            *sitting in the corner rocking herself*


                            The math...the math....the math.....the math......



                            *whispering*

                            I see numbers....they're everywhere....
                            Michele

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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by shell.scraps View Post
                              *sitting in the corner rocking herself*


                              The math...the math....the math.....the math......



                              *whispering*

                              I see numbers....they're everywhere....
                              Ha ha ha I'm just glad to be getting some math practice before I go back to uni in Septmeber. Bring on the maths!
                              Quilting through the dull times
                              northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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