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Semi improv 9-patch quilt tutorial – cutting the blocks – blocks 2 and 8

Do you want to make this quilt?

Follow the tutorials

Check the past tutorials on this quilt.


  • One 12 1/2 in square in the background fabric
  • Block 2

Cutting the blocks

Block 2

Place the 12 1/2 in square background fabric square on the mat and the first block you made on top.

Align all sides well.

Now make 2 cuts as per diagram above.

After cutting rearrange pieces to obtain the first block as per diagram above.

After rearranging, stitch all pieces together.

Block 2 is nearly complete.

Put it aside.

Block 8

Arrange the left over “inverted” pieces.

Sometimes you may want to align two seams like below.

I often iron my seams open (shock and horror!) to avoid bulk. When you open your seams it is easier to make them align as per picture below.

Stitch together.

You now have 2 more blocks. Or almost. We’ll be trimming and adding some interest later.

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