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Thread: Need some pattern help for DP9

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    Hi Everyone, I am looking to make a few quilts for my dogs, that's correct I said Doggie quilts. Anyway, I have been wanting to try a DP9, but, I don't know how to start. I figured the size should be something near a 40" x 54"(?) just a guess. I totally understand the instructions on how to make it, but I don't know what size the blocks need to be cut and how many?

    I am finding lots of tutes on them but I can't seem to find any instruction for sizes and yardages......Help......

    Jerudy

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    I'm guessing that with a dog you're not too picky about the exact size, so you might start by just making nine patches that finish at 12 inches...then cut them down and do the disappearing act - the finished D9P block will be about 11.5 inches square if you do it this way. four blocks wide by five blocks long will make it about 44 X 55. You can easily find directions for cutting fabrics for the 12 inch finished 9-patch.

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    such great help here i just makes me smile

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    I love the idea of doggy quilts! After all, aren't our furbabies worthy of them and so much more??? :D

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    With pet quilts, I would make the blocks large (fewer seams = stronger).

    Do you have the fabric already, or are you going to buy something after figuring out the block sizes?

    If I were working from stash, I would make the blocks whatever size was convenient given the fabrics I had on hand and the cutting board I was using. So say an 18 inch block, which would make each piece of the 9 patch = 6.5 inches cutting size.

    It would be about 2 by 3 blocks, plus border, which would make it your target size.

    More often than not, my block sizes are dictated by what size strip is easy to cut on the ruler that comes to hand (true confession).

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    Thanks for all the advice, my LQS had kits of 5 different doggy themed fabrics, 1/2 yard each, in pink or blue. So I thought that would be a great practice starter for me, as ktbb noted the dogs won't care what size they are and even if the seams match, I could also use it for a sampler free motion practice piece.

    My biggest problem is that I just didn't know what size the squares need to be cut.

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