BLOCKS by SIZE 8" Quilt Blocks

Eight inch quilt blocks are commonly used in quilts that are made up of one block only and the parts are easily divisible by four. Also, by setting the blocks in different layouts, you can create many different new designs -- sometimes with just a simple rotation of the block. This is not to say that larger or smaller versions of the same quilt block cannot be used in your quilt. Once again, you are the designer.

Four Patch Scrap

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The name of this quilt block -- Four Patch Scrap says it all. It is a four patch design and created using lots of scraps -- (my favourite type of block).

This quilt block would be an easy choice for a new quilter, or as a tool for an instructor in the art of quiltmaking. It uses only two different patches -- squares and the (often underused patch) called the square in a square.

Although there are different methods to construct this square in a square patch, I have instructed you on the most commonly used one -- primarily as there is little waste.

Let this quilt block be the one that gets you started on the road to making "scrappy" quilts. Enjoy!