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Disappearing 16 Patch Block



You've probably heard of a disappearing 9 patch quilt, but have you seen a Disappearing 16 Patch Block? These colorful quilt blocks look like they're full of diamonds. The quilt block pattern is simple to follow, too. Cut 16 pieces of fabric into quarter triangles and then join two triangles together for each square within the quilt block. This free quilt block pattern is consistently a favorite with our readers every month. You'll love this project because it will allow you to switch up your quilting game and try a fun new quilt block that you haven't made before.

Disappearing 16 Patch Block
Disappearing 16 Patch Block
This image courtesy of happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: In an evening

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy

Try more nine patch patterns and variations using the patterns in our collection of 20 Free Nine Patch Quilt Patterns.

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Jul 14, 2013

I loved the idea of this pattern and actually tried it. Lesleydrury was right, the seam allowance isn't there and I had cut off points all over the place. Not so much fun!


Jul 12, 2013

I am confused--where is the seam allowance ??? seems when u sew them together the point of the angled square on the side will be "cut" off. Your drawings don't show this but then you never show a photo of the real thing. So, how do u do it?


5 Ratings

Mar 17, 2013

unable to open the page to see instructions


Dec 31, 2012

I can never open these patterns


Dec 31, 2012



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