Block 9: netting ribbon – Textured 4-patch quilt

This really caught my eye and might actually get me quilting again. I want to use this technique in bags and one of a kind jackets and blouses. Thanks Teresa

Sewn Up

Close up

Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: ribbon manipulation


  • two red 6 in squares
  • one 6 in green squares
  • one 6 in cream square
  • approx 2 1/2 yards of 3/8 in cream ribbon

Making the netting

Take the cream square and make a mark in the middle for reference.

Cut the ribbon slightly longer than 6 in and place as per picture.

Pin to hold in place.

Stitch close to the edge.

Add 2 more pieces of ribbon to each side making a weaving pattern and stitch in place again.

Now, finish the pattern as per picture below. As you can see I have left one side without crossing the ribbon because I’ll be cutting the square in half in that direction.

Place the pale green square on top of the ribbon face of the cream square, ie…

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October 9, 2013. Uncategorized.

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