- 2 1/2″ wide strips of chosen fabrics for colors and background fabric
- thread, sewing machine, iron
Sew strips of 3 fabrics with alternating colored/patterned fabric and background fabric together with the standard 1/4″ seam allowance used in quilting – background/ colored/ background — colored/ background/ colored in strips. Iron them flat towards the lighter fabric .
Cut the strips further into 2 1/2″ rows- using a rotary cutter is easiest.
Now you can line up your strips into 9- Patches that are ready to sew!
Now you are ready to sew them together- I like to stack them in order and sew 2 strips together and stack the remaining strip in a pile to be sewn on once all the other 2 strips of each square are sewn together. I think it saves a little time. Then I cut the squares apart and sew the 3rd strip onto each square to finish.
Also try to match up the seams and nest them together to make neat corners. Nesting is when you match up the seams and fold the seam allowance for each side away from each other.n
Nos they are ready to be sewn into a pattern. These were made to be used in an Irish chain quilt.
Finally I iron each square flat and trim if needed- these didn’t need to be trimmed.
Now they are ready to be sewn into a quilt top. These were used to make an Irish chain. I cut s bunch of 6 1/2″ squares of matching background fabric and lines them up
Then I stack these into rows and sew them all together.
Finally you can quilt it in whichever way you like. Basic quilting instructions are found in this tutorial: https://mintnlavender.com/2021/11/30/how-to-make-an-easy-quilted-baby-or-lap-blanket-tutorial/