2020 Quiltslongs: Gnome Angel and Marti Michell, Nine Patch Parade

Last but definitely not least is this exciting Nine Patch Parade Sewalong by Gnome Angel and Marti Michell...

From January we will be carrying a new range of Nine Patch rulers designed by Marti Michell. These innovative rulers improve on strip techniques as they guide you in cutting very accurate strip widths which means accurate blocks and more pleasing patchwork! They are available in 7 sizes; 2", 3", 4", 4.5", 5", 6" and 8". You can find out more about them by watching Marti’s YouTube video.

To learn the benefits of these rulers and create some wonderful nine patch projects in the process we recommend you join the Nine Patch Parade, a six month sewalong event hosted by Gnome Angel and From Marti Michell (FMM). It’s simple to join via Instagram using the hashtag #FMM9PatchParade or join the Gnome Angel Facebook group. There is also the opportunity to win prizes, it might even be from the Cotton Patch as we are one of the sponsors for the sewalong!

So how does it work?
Each month Angie from Gnome Angel will be prompting you to make and share a 9 patch project based on a Marti Michell pattern. You’ll have 1 week to find out a little bit more about that month’s project and then select and prepare your fabrics. There will then be 2 weeks for you to make your project, and in the 4th week of the month you’ll be prompted to share your finished project. Don’t worry if you’re not confident with social media, Angie will provide beginner tutorials and information on how to use Instagram and Facebook to participate.

What do I need to participate?
The sewalong is based around Marti Michell 9 Patch Starter Set which contains a 3” nine patch ruler, a 4” nine patch ruler and 6 Marti Michell 9 Patch Patterns. This is costs £27.50 plus postage and is available to pre-order now for delivery in January 2020. Use of Marti’s rulers and templates does assume that you own a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat. If you don’t then you can find more information by clicking here. 

What are the projects?
The projects are based on 6 of Marti’s 9 Patch Patterns. You can make anything based around these patterns, so think mini quilt, baby quilt, full sized quilts, cushions, zipper pouches, bags and more. There will be minimum requirements for each project which will be outlined at the beginning of every month. You will, of course, need fabric, but you are free to choose whatever you want: use fabrics from your stash or choose one our suggested bundles that we will be offering each month.

Click here to order the Nine Patch Starter Set for January delivery

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Click here to join the Gnome Angel Facebook page

Click here to join the Cotton Patch Facebook page


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