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 Sudoku Kids Quilt

52" x 52"

Turn a completed Sudoku puzzle into a fun 9- patch wall-hanging using your favorite novelty fabrics and the directions below.


Sudoku puzzle (at the bottom)
Nine distinctly different fabric prints = cut 1-2 strips 4-1/2” by width of fabric (WOF) from each print
Sashing strips = cut 9 strips 2" x WOF
Borders = 5 strips 5-1/2" x WOF

Step 1:  Solve the attached Sudoku puzzle by supplying the missing numbers.  Remember that the idea behind a Sudoku puzzle is not to repeat any of the numbers 1 through 9 in the individual puzzle boxes or in the vertical or horizontal rows.

9-PATCH BLOCK (make 9):

Step 2:  Assign each fabric a number, 1-9, to be used consistently throughout the project. Use the “Fabric Assignment Sheet”.

Step 3:  From each of the 9 fabrics, cut 9 4-1/2" squares.  (Fussy cut the prints if you are trying to capture certain fabric images.)  

Step 4:  Using your Sudoku puzzle as a guide lay out the first 9-patch block based on the numbered fabrics; three fabrics in each row. Piece the fabric squares using a 1/4" seam.  Continue by piecing the second and third rows of this block.  Join the three rows of the block using 1/4" seam to make your first 9-patch block.  Be sure to frequently check your Sudoku puzzle with your pieced block to be sure your fabric pieces are in the correct order. Block should measure 12-1/2” x 12-1/2” UNFINISHED.

Step 5:  Piece 9-patch blocks 2 and 3 using this same procedure until you have completed your first three blocks.

Step 6:  Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete 6 more 9-patch block.


Step 7:  Cut two, 12-1/2" x 2" sashing strips and insert between the first and second blocks and the second and third blocks   Stitch these strips in place using 1/4" seams to complete your first row. Press towards the sashing.  Row should measure 12-1/2” x 39-1/2” UNFINISHED.

Step 8:  Repeat the above procedures to complete rows 2 and 3 of the quilt.

Step 9:  Cut two sashing strips 2” x 39-1/2” and join rows 1, 2 and 3.

Step 10  Measure the quilt from top to bottom and cut two 2” by _____ strips and sew to the sides of the quilt (creating an inner border).

Step 11:  Measure the quilt from side to side and cut two 2” by _____strips and sew to the top and bottom of quilt.


You may have to piece your borders.

Step 12:  Measure the quilt top from top to bottom and cut two 5-1/2" by _____ strips; sew to the sides of the quilt.

Step 13:  Measure the quilt top from side to side and cut two 5-1/2" by _____strips; sew to the top and bottom of quilt.

Step 14:  Layer up top, batting, and backing and quilt as desired. Bind quilt.











If you can't figure out the puzzle, the answer is at the end.