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    Crafter that is New to Quilting

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Josie and I live in Chattanooga TN. I'm very new to Quilting. I Knit and Crochet and met a lovely lady at church who told me she belongs to a Quilting group that meets once a week to make a quilt that is given to charity when finished. I'd always wanted to learn to quilt so I accepted her offer of checking it out. I've so far been twice and have helped out with the quilt they have in progress. I was given a little bit of scrap fabric to play with and I'm looking to learn how to make one of my own.

    The block that I was shown how to do is a scrap 9 square block. I don't really know the name they gave me one block already made to use as a pattern. I've been watching youtube videos and reading different blogs to learn more. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone here and having fun learning.

    Thanks,

    Josie

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    A big welcome from the SHO-ME state - Missouri. You are probably working on a 9-patch - a very easy quilt block for a beginner!
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    Hi Josie, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Josie, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Thank you all for the wonderful welcome!!!

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    Welcome from south Louisiana. The 9-patch was my first quilt block when I joined the local guild in July. Were you shown the easy way to do it?
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    Welcome from New York . I bet you will be a great quilter.
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    Good Morning Josie and welcome from South Louisiana
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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome from SC Texas. You have come to the right place to learn. Happy quilting.

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    Welcome Josie, from Western New York. You will love this place. You will learn sooooo much.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Hello Josie, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    Welcome from south Louisiana. The 9-patch was my first quilt block when I joined the local guild in July. Were you shown the easy way to do it?
    No to be honest I was just given a block they had already done with a few cut out squares and that was it. I'd love to hear an easy way to do it or any suggestion at all. I feel a bit thrown in the deep end lol.

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    One of the easy ways to make a two color 9 patch is this:
    Cut three strips of two different fabrics, all the same width. My suggestion is to use 2 1/2" width, cut from 2 fat quarters, Fabric A and Fabric B. Sew 2 sets of fabric A + B. Make as accurate 1/4" seam as you can. Use the remaining strips to create the following sets: A+B+A and B+A+B. If you have been accurate in your stitching, the width of your sets will be 6 1/2 inches. Cross cut your sets into 2.5 inches and arrange the pieces, match the seams, sew and you're done.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Hello Josie!
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