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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

    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 at 01:38 PM.

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    Default 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!
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    Missouri Star

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

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    Default 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.
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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default 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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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

    Quote 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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    Default Re: Disappearing 9 patch Fabric amounts

    Quote 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.
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