Wonky Nine Patch Quilt

Category: Quilts

Want a quick and fun weekend project?
This Wonky Nine Patch Quilt works up fast!
Grab a handful of fat quarters, some background fabric and some sashing fabric and you’ll have a quilt top in no time!

What you need to make this project

Soft & Toasty Natural Cotton Batting
10 fat quarters coordinating prints
1 yard background fabric
1 1/4 yard sashing fabric
4 yards backing fabric
Sewing Machine in good working order
Rotary Cutting Tools
Fons & Porter Wonky 9 Patch Templates

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Soft & Toasty™ Natural Cotton Batting 72″ x 90″


Price: $27.99

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Step One

Use a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout the project.

Materials list assumes 40″ of usable fabric.

From each fat quarter cut:

(1) 10″ x 22″. Sub-cut into (2) 10″ squares

(1) 2 1/4″ x 22″ strip of fabric (reserve for scrappy binding!) Cut an additional strip from 2 fabrics.

From background fabric cut:

(3) 10″ x width of fabric.  Sub-cut into (10) 10″ squares.

From sashing fabric cut:

(1) 8 1/2″ x width of fabric. Sub-cut into (20) 2″ x 8 1/2″ strips.

(6) 2″ x width of fabric. Sub-cut into (5) 2″ x 40″ and (5) 2″ x 7 “. Sew a 40″ piece to a 7″ piece to create a 2″ x 46 1/2″ piece. Make 5.

(6) 2 1/2″ x width of fabric. Sub-cut into (4) 2 1/2″ x 40″,  (2) 2 1/2” x 7 “, (2) 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″. Sew a 40″ piece to a 7″ piece to create a 2 1/2″ x 46 1/2″ piece. Make 2. Sew a 40″ piece to a 20 1/2″ piece to create a 60″ piece. Make 2.

From backing fabric:

Cut into (2) 40″ x 72″ pieces. Remove selvages and sew together to create an 80″ x 72″ piece. Trim to 60″ x 72”. Reserve remainder for another project.

Step Two

Divide your print fabric into 10 piles, with 2 different fabrics in each pile. Add a background fabric to each pile. Stack each pile neatly, so that the fabric edges are all aligned.



Step Three

Place one stack of fabric on your cutting mat. Place one of the Wonky Nine Patch templates on top of the stack.  Use the template to make 2 vertical cuts. (Or, use a regular ruler to make 2 vertical cuts, placing the cuts at wonky angles.)

Rotate your stack 180°. Place a Wonky Nine Patch template on the stack and make 2 more cuts. (Feel free to combine both templates when making cuts, or to flip the templates over to the back side as well!)

Take each of the top 4 corner fabrics of your stack and place underneath the remaining 2 fabrics.  Take the top 2 fabrics from the middle of the stack and place underneath the remaining fabric.  Your stack of fabrics should now look like a wonky 9 patch.

Step Four

Move the top layer only to your sewing area, keeping the fabrics in their place. Sew the fabric in column 2 to column 1. Then add column 3 to the 1/2 unit. Press the seam allowances in rows 4 and 6 to the left, row 5 to the right. Sew row 4 to row 5. Then add row 6. Press block. Trim to 8 1/2″ square.

Repeat for the remaining two layers in your stack to make (3) wonky nine patch blocks. Repeat for all stacks, to create (30) 8 1/2″ blocks.

Step Five

Lay your blocks out 5 blocks across, 6 blocks down. Sew a 2″ x 81/2″ sashing strip between the blocks in each row.

Sew a 2 ” x 46 1/2″ sashing strip between each row.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 46 1/2″ border to the top and bottom of your quilt top.

Sew a 2 1/3″ x 60″ border to the sides of your quilt top.


Step Six

Trim batting to 60″ x 72″. Reserve remainder for another project.

Layer backing, batting and quilt top.

Quilt as desired. Trim quilt.

Sew 2 1/2″ x 22″ strips of binding fabric together on the diagonal to create 240″ of continuous binding. Fold strip in half and press. Sew to the front of the quilt and hand sew to the back of the quilt.

Enjoy your wonky nine patch quilt!