Patriotic Disappearing 9-Patch with 10″ Precut Squares
It feels like a Disappearing 9-Patch -a-palooza over here lately. Using the free pattern to feature 10″ square precuts (layer cakes), I whipped up this queen size quilt (75″ x 90″) in a weekend. It really is that easy.
The pattern calls for:
- 1 Layer Cake (40 pieces of precut 10″ squares)
- 2-1/3 yard white/background fabric
Ok. I have those supplies. Er, but wait. No. I didn’t have them.
Instead I used a 10″ square ruler to basically cut my own 40 squares from assorted blue and red fabrics. Here’s how that math breaks out:
- 1/3 yard of FIVE different reds
- 1/3 yard of FIVE different blues
Cut the pieces down to 10″ x width of fabric. (If you are buying fabric for this project, I’d go with 1/3 yard, just to be sure you have a bit of wiggle room if the cuts aren’t square. And, if they are square- voila! You’ll have 3″ leftover to make matching binding for your quilt.)
From each 10″ wide piece, cut four 10″ x 10″ squares, which will yield 20 reds and 20 blues. Easy, right? We needed a total of 40 so that is right on pace.
Cut the background fabric as described in the original pattern and follow the original directions from here on out.
I’m so glad to have cut into some of my fabric stash to create this quilt. I will definitely be doing this again. In fact, any scraps that happen to meet the 10″ x 10″ requirement might go into their own special “Future Disappearing 9-patch Ziploc.” That is the official organizational method I use: Ziploc. Fancy, right?
Using my HandiQuilter Avante 18, I stitched meandered stars all over the design. When its washed, it will have some great shrinkle! Do you know shrinkle? When the quilt shrinks a tiny bit in the was and comes out all crinkley = shrinkle.
I hope you give the Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes pattern a try. It is every bit as easy as the popular Disappearing 9-patch patterns all over Pinterest. The only difference is you sew a bit less and are done a bit faster. It is excellent for a quick gift!
If you are looking for fun precut 10″ squares, check out Craftsy. They have loads of options from which to choose. Craftsy is even offering this pattern in a quilt kit, which features Lily and Loom precut squares and coordinating background fabric yardage.