Tutorial: Remixed 9-Patch Block

by Nicole

Welcome to the July Block of the Blogger’s Block of the Month! This blog hop is hosted by Dhia of Peach Patch Quilts.

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For this month’s block, I made an improv block that I’m calling Remixed 9-Patch. It comes together quickly and is a great way to use up scraps, even those skinny little pieces that are too pretty to throw out.

Remixed 9 patch

To make this block you’ll need:

  • A bunch of scraps, ranging in width from .75″ to 2″
  • White background fabric – cut 4 squares at 3.5″ x 3.5″
To piece this block: 

  • Start by sewing together pairs of scraps. Try to piece together scraps of different values to maximize the contrast. For more on value in quilting, check out Janet Wickell’s post here.
  • Trim away uneven edges.
  • Sew pairs together and trim to even the edges. Try trimming on an angle to give visual interest.


  •  Continue piecing until the unit measures at least 4″ on all sides.
  • Trim to 3.5″ x 3.5″.
  • Repeat until you have 5 pieced squares. Sew together with the background squares as shown to create a 9.5″ x 9.5″ block.

If you plan on making a whole quilt with this block, try creating an alternating block made of  4 pieced squares and 5 background squares.

Enjoy your Remixed 9-Patch block!

If you’d like to check out the rest of the Blogger’s Block of the Month at Peach Patch Quilts, click here.

Sep 15th2012
Carin & Carol
Oct 15th2012
Nov 15th2012
Jennifer M
Dec 15th2012
Jan 15th2013
Feb 1st2013
Jennifer I
Feb 15th2013
Mar 15th2013
Nicole K
Apr 1st2013
Apr 15th2013
May 15th2013
Jun 15th2013
July 15th2013
Nicole N
Aug 15th2013

Happy sewing to you!

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Gill July 15, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Fabulous! and a great way of using scraps!

Denise Briese July 15, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Gosh I just love this..easy for a beginner like me! Thanks so much.

Kathleen July 15, 2013 - 11:31 pm

What a cool idea – I have TONNES of these wee scraps, am completely unable to chuck out odd shaped bits. Now I can use them, and have another UFO lying around looking photogenic 😀

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts July 15, 2013 - 11:37 pm

great idea! Thanks for sharing

Peggy July 16, 2013 - 4:08 am

I like this idea very much. Something my kiddos would enjoy sewing since there aren't any rules on those improv squares!!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau July 16, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Ooh, that is a great way to use scraps! Thanks for the tutorial, Nicole!

Debbie July 16, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Very fun block. Thanks, Nicole.

M. E. Stephens July 16, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Oh, thank! That's a good idea! I like using my scrappy bits. 🙂 Also like the improvising part.

MaterialGirlQuilts July 16, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Fantastic block Nicole! Thanks for the tutorial.

natalie christensen July 16, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Love the block! Thanks for sharing:-)

pandchintz July 16, 2013 - 10:07 pm

Fun block!

Esther L. July 20, 2013 - 12:10 am

That's an awesome block and you make it seem so easy! You've given me a great idea for using up some of my little scraps. Thank you!

Kelli July 23, 2013 - 6:44 pm

so cute and so great for scraps!

Katy Cameron July 26, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Fun idea for your scraps :o)

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