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Thread: squaring up a 9 patch block???

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I just ruined my 2 1/2 9 patch blocks...of course I have to keep trying....aurgh....I have to square it up to 4 1/2 inches. I give up for the night...will try to google a video. ; ( I have to finish two more blocks for my next class.

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    How far off are they? If less than an inch (better yet: less than 3/4"), you should probably be able to block them.

    This is the video that many of us have found helpful:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQkF02vpVuw

    Don't give up just yet.

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    Bummer...I have learned to not sew when I am tired..I messed up a butterfly block last night...sewed on the wrong line then cut the corners off...then realized I sewed it wrong and the end is gone..so can't fix it...Linda B.

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    I so sorry this happened to you. How did you ruin it??? I am making 4.5 inch 9patches in a quilt of my own design at the moment. I did not want to square down, so I plotted out a paper template that when three strips are put together it is a perfect 4.5 finished block. I had the paper template made into a plexiglass ruler yesterday. My ruler is 1 + 27/32s inch wide, and I had it made 12 inches long. The paper template was working fine, but I had the ruler made to preserve the template because it makes the perfect 4.5 finished block.

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    I needed to make the block 4 1/2 inch. But when I did that it made the outside blocks to small....I have to recut all new 2 1/2 pieces...first need to find new strips. A few were the only ones I had left of that style...I am going to check out the video jillaine posted. I watched one so far...not the the one she posted another one which is of course not for a 9 patch....

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    This is interesting...but still not what I am looking for....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4TIpatbf5Q

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    This will not help me since I need 9 different strips but this is an AWESOME way to do a nine patch block http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJck30KOrqo

    Here is the same techinque for those of you that can not view video. http://annalenaland.com/2010/06/03/t...ne-nine-patch/

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    Well after reading and watching videos....concusion is that you need to make the nine patch correct so that you do not need to square it up.

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