9 Patch Over-Under Mystery Quilt
part 2 - Cutting the Strips

Free Mystery 9 Patch Over-Under Quilt pattern - Cutting the strips - Part 2
 

designed by Susan C. Druding

This is the 2nd Part - Part One is Here

In the next (3rd) part you will start sewing strips. Go to Part 3

I've been sewing ahead on this project for the past 3 days and am happy with "the look". I do want to really encourage you to try to add additional fabrics to the DARK and LIGHT selections. I wound up with 3 fabrics in each category and it makes for a much more interesting quilt to use more than one fabric.9Pblues.jpg (23455 bytes)

I show on this extra page the fabrics I'm using, click to see them.

So, Let the CUTTING Begin

For rotary cutting, review the tips and links here.
To review Fabric Choices and quantities - see Part One.

You will need to have a ruler for rotary cutting which is a minimum of 4 inches in width so that you can cut a 3.5" strip. My favorite ruler for strip cutting is a 6" x 24". I do not fold fabric into 1/4's to cut, but only in half - selvedge to selvedge.

Note added to make Smaller Size Wall Quilt:
I've heard from 2 quilters who asked about making a smaller version of this 9-Patch Mystery. This will work well, working in a smaller scale of 4.5" blocks instead of 9" blocks. If you wish to do this, purchase approx. 1/2 of the fabric required as follows:

Dark: 2 yds
Light: 1.5 yds
Print: 1 yd
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The final size will be approx. 42" x 42".

 This is more accurate for me and I don't get those nasty "V" cuts if you only fold your fabric once to cut. A 24" ruler allows you to cut across a folded piece of fabric which will be about 20-22" across.

CUT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS OF STRIPS for the Full Size Version
Each is cut selvedge to selvedge and 3.5 inches in width. Depending on your fabric you will thus have a strip 3.5" wide by 40-42 inches long.

DARK Fabrics: hopefully you are using 2-3 or more fabrics for Darks
Cut 34 strips. Save excess uncut fabric.

LIGHT Fabrics: again, if you have 2-3 it'll be a more interesting quilt top.
Cut 28 strips. Save excess uncut fabric

BOLD PRINT Fabric: (this should be one fabric).
Cut 14 strips. Save excess uncut fabric.


CUT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS OF STRIPS for the SMALLER Quilt Version
Each is cut selvedge to selvedge and 2 inches in width. Depending on your fabric you will thus have a strip 2" wide by 40-42 inches long.

DARK Fabrics: hopefully you are using 2-3 or more fabrics for Darks
Cut 20 strips. Save excess uncut fabric.

LIGHT Fabrics: again, if you have 2-3 it'll be a more interesting quilt top.
Cut 16 strips. Save excess uncut fabric

BOLD PRINT Fabric: (this should be one fabric).
Cut 10 strips. Save excess uncut fabric.


Get ready for next Installment:
Have a box of Gallon size zip lock bags handy. (these are approx. 11" x 11") and will be very handy for storing and organizing your sewn pieces and blocks.

In the next (3rd) installment you will start sewing strips. Go to Part 3

I've designed this quilt myself, so only I am to blame....


If you didn't sew my
Mystery Quilt #1 - Four Star Square -
and would like to see it, it started HERE.

Susan
Susan Druding

copyright 1998-2005 Susan C. Druding
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