Crazy Nine (but I did 8!!!) Patch Bath Mat By Lizzy

Ive not tried this form of patchwork & as i want to experience all things patchy i thought id have a go. The design calls for 9 differant patterned fabrics each 8.5″ x 8.5″ but as I only need eight finished patches I’m choosing 8 fabrics 20130203-072714 PM.jpg
Here’s what I chose from my stash, browns & ivory to match my newly decorated bathroom. Cut out nine ( remember I’m doing 8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares.
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Stack your nine (8) squares neatly on top of each other & cut an angled strip through all the layers
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Take the top layer of the right hand strip & place this on bottom of its stack. 20130203-075030 PM.jpg
With right sides of fabrics together stitch the main piece to the side strip next to it. Repeat with all nine (8) layers, keeping them in order. Press & stack neatly again.
Make another angled cut on the left side of the stack. Take top two layers from this stack & place on bottom of it.
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As before sew the main strip to the smaller one beside it, do all the nine (8) layers, press & stack neatly.

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Turn the pile around & make a third angled strip so that the side strip is narrower at the top than the bottom. It’s getting harder to cut now so go over a couple of times to get through the seams. Take the top three layers of the smaller side strip & put them at the bottom of the stack. As before sew & press. 20130203-083736 PM.jpg
Turn the Pile of squares around again & cut a fourth angled strip with top wider than bottom. Sew together & press as before.

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If you use nine fabrics your blocks will have 9 squares with a piece from each fabric. As you see I’ve got 8 in my blocks but they look ok, I’m using 4 blocks in two bath mats so carry on working with the 1st four…

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I used some fabric between two of the blocks & on their ends so as to get an oblong shape, did this again for the other two blocks.

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…another strip between the linger strips then sewed the two panels together

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I wanted to quilt this so I made a sandwich up if a medium weight wadding the top & a cream heavier weight cotton as the backing. This I left a couple of inches bigger so I could turn over as an edging. Pinning with these curved pins helps the process

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The quilting was done to run horizontally across the mat, 1/4″ apart.

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Once quilted I simply turned the backing over to form the border, adding a few rows of stitching into each corner to secure.

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That’s the 1st one completed.

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About Craft Hill Fabric Artisans

Hi, we are a mother and daughter tea drinking, tattoo wearing duo of crafters. Every Wednesday evening we get together and make beautiful things for friends, family and sometimes ourselves. Helped along the way by sometime models & general pests Izzy the Border Terrier & Archie the Patterdale terrier (spot them in our pic's) We are both living in beautiful Devon but grew up in Norfolk. We call ourselves Fabric Artisans & this has come down through five generations of seamstresses, needle women & crafters of all things fabric.
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6 Responses to Crazy Nine (but I did 8!!!) Patch Bath Mat By Lizzy

  1. Love your fabric choices!

  2. Thanks for the great lesson with the wonderful close in photos! The fabric choice are beautiful.

  3. rosyragpatch says:

    I like it! I think the choice of quilting pattern makes this a really good piece.

  4. Erin O'Neill says:

    I like the idea of turning the back over to be your edge. I also like how your lines aren’t perfectly straight. It makes me feel more like I could do it.

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