There are six designs of magnet and it never occurred to me not to make them all - after all they are so little - how long would it take? It took hours ... and hours .... and hours. I have rated the six magnets dependent upon skill required to patch them as follows:
EASY - Brick Cross and Offset Log Cabin
INTERMEDIATE - Nine Patch and Pinwheel
TRICKY/FIDDLY - Friendship Star and String
ALL of them are fiddly to finish off. I also found it impossible to find magnetic sheet in Southern England so I purchased self-adhesive magnetic card used to create magnetic business cards - this was available from the main (or should I say 'only') craft supplier in the region. I cut one card into six pieces and stuck a square to the back of the finished magnet. It is really strong and will not budge.
I really enjoyed patching these little magnets and found a simpler way of constructing the Nine Patch which I have detailed on a separate page (see right). My favourite is the friendship star. In a Zen moment of madness I have decided that I will actually give this one away (Zen/Buddhism states we should give away that which we hold most dear). I will just enjoy it for a few days first though!
So my recommendation is to make just two to begin with. As an added bonus, if you follow my simple construction of the Nine-Patch you automatically make two magnets in the time it takes you to make one - so this is a good choice to start with. Click here for the quicker construction of the Nine-Patch magnet block.