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Free Quilt Block Pattern! Make The Shoo Fly Block!

by Beth Cooper

This block may be the best block in our lineup of free quilt blocks! It is so fun to make, turns out super cute, and is totally free! What could be better than that? This is the beautiful Shoo Fly Quilt Block and is Block #19 in our Sampler Quilt Along! This is just one of the twenty 12 inch quilt block patterns that make up this sampler. Added bonus: they are all free quilt block patterns! We are getting to the end of the release of a new quilt block each week for 20 weeks, but no worries! You can jump in any time!

Even if you’re not participating in the Quilt Along, this is a great free printable quilt block pattern. You can print or download these easy quilt blocks that look difficult (but really aren’t!). This block would work great repeated in its very own quilt. Instead of making one block, just make 12 or more, depending on what size quilt you want to make.

You can print or download or download the Shoo Fly Block here!

In this Nancy’s Notions Sampler Quilt, the Shoo Fly block can be seen in the bottom right corner. (Quilt by Cindy Valbert)

Remember, you can jump into our Sampler Quilt Along at any time! These are easy quilt blocks for beginners. We release one block per week and you can work at your own pace. You can find all the information on the Quilt Along here, as well as links to all of the past blocks.

The end of the sampler is in sight and you may be beginning to think about backing fabric for your quilt! The Underwood Collection of backing fabrics is absolutely gorgeous! These 108″ backings (pictured above) come in nine different colors and would be a beautiful way to finish your Quilt Along Sampler from Nancy’s Notions! You can find the Underwood Backings on Missouri Quilt Co. or by clicking here!

As with all of the blocks, you can choose to make them scrappy or use the same color scheme throughout. A fat quarter bundle works well with this quilt. To shop fat quarter bundles, click here.

Also, don’t forget to square up each block as you go. This ensures all of your blocks will line up when you are ready to sew them all together! You can find the Missouri Star 12 1/2″ ruler below. It is perfect for squaring up those blocks! (Click here to shop for it on Missouri Star!) Not sure how to square up blocks? No worries! There is a tutorial for that posted below. Natalie from Missouri Star does an amazing job showing you how to square up your quilt blocks so that all of your blocks are the exact same size! This makes it so easy to have a quilt that goes together so easily and looks great! Definitely don’t skip this step!

This Missouri Star 12 1/2″ ruler is perfect for squaring up those Sampler quilt blocks! Don’t skip the step of squaring up. It is so important! Not sure how to do it? Watch the tutorial below!

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Margaret Pirnat
Margaret Pirnat
1 month ago

Thank you for the quilt patterns, ideas and lovely projects !
I have been a long-time fan of Nancy Zieman and her ongoing legacy of sewing and learing.