Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Curve Nine Patch Tutorial

This tutorial show's how to make a curved nine patch using the Quick Curve Ruler:

Nine Patch Block
(1) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square (center)
(4) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle (middle sides)
(4) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square (corners)

Outside curve's:
(4) 8 1/2" x 2" rectangle 

Quick Curve Ruler

 Assemble pieces for nine patch in order above.

8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square
Place the Quick Curve Ruler over left side of block, making sure to center block between the dotted reference lines and the left edge of block sits under the 2 1/2" mark on the ruler.  Make your cut.

 Flip block and continue to cut each side of block.  

Stack and place the (4) 8 1/2" x 2" rectangles under the ruler, making sure to center in between the dotted reference lines and between the 1" and 3" lines on the ruler.  Make your cut.

Discard the fabric on the right. 

To view a video tutorial on how to piece curves go to the upper left corner of my blog.  
Place the outside curve piece about 1/4 - 1/8 in from corner of nine patch. (you don't have to be exact, since we will be squaring the block up)  Sew your curve on, repeat for opposite side of block.

This is a view of the back.  I press my seams open for this block to eliminate bulk.

Place the outside curve piece about 1/4 - 1/8 in from corner of nine patch.  Sew your curve on, repeat for opposite side of block.  Press.

before squared up
Square block to a 8" square, centering as well as you can.

Now you have and 8" Curve Nine Patch Block!
The nine patch will end up floating with in the block.

Tomorrow, I've got a surprise...that will go along with the curve nine patch and maybe even a Curvy Quilt Along!





Aunt Marti said...

Oh Jenny! You know I am SO in for a sew along!

Teresa Silva said...

This is so neat....I would love a curved sew along.

Lynette said...

Thanks, Jenny! :D

CapitolaQuilter said...

Thanks for the tute!

Blog editor said...

Jenny I can see your ruler taking off like a rocket as you develop new ways of using it like this. I edit a blog for a small local quilting group here in Australia - do you have the capacity to distribute the ruler internationally? if I draw their attneiton to it, I know they will want to know where to get it!


Cascade Quilts said...

OH MY! Thanks so much for the tutorial Jenny! Now I have to go buy your ruler for sure!!!

Kathy Schwartz said...

Great tutorial! Looking forward to the quilt along :)

Unknown said...

Well done, what a clear tutorial, and as you say 'easy'

Pat Merkle said...

This is so cool! I can only imagine the wonderful designs you're going to develop for this ruler.

I tried out your ruler today for try new things Thursday, you can see it on my blog. I can't believe how easy it was to use. And your tutorials were great help!

LeslieUnfinished said...

When you gave us a peek at this block a few days ago I immediately bought a ruler for myself and one for my mom. It should be here today and I can't wait to make this block. Looking forward to what else you have in store!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I really love the way this looks! You make it looks so easy!