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How to Identify Nine Patch Quilt Blocks
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Examples of nine patch quilt blocks.

© Janet Wickell

What Are Nine-Patch Patchwork Quilt Blocks?

Nine-patch quilt blocks initially contain nine equal squares. The squares are arranged three rows across and three down, like the simple nine-patch quilt blocks left and center in the illustration.

The drawing on the right illustrates one of thousands of nine-patch block variations. Called a double nine-patch, it replaces the square grids at the block's center and corners with smaller nine patch units.

Nine Patch Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns

All of these quilt patterns are made from nine-patch quilt blocks:
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