Shoofly Quilt Block


Shoofly Quilt Block

Shoofly Quilt Block
Shoofly Quilt Block

"Learn how to sew a Shoofly Quilt Block during week 2 of our Spring Block of the Week! This easy block is perfect for a beginning quilter!! Also learn a technique for making half square triangles within the directions for this week’s block!! The history of the Shoofly Quilt Block dates back to the mid-1800’s! This 9-patch block was named after a wild plant with rounded flowers called clover broom or shoofly. Another name for this quilt block is “Hole in the Barn Door”. No matter the name, this cute little block is super duper easy and fun to make!!! The finished block will measure 12 ½” x 12 ½” square."

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Quilt Size12 inches wide x 12 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced


Why You'll Love This Quilt

We’ve got three reasons why you’ll want to jump into the Spring Block of the Week project and start sewing those Shoofly Quilt Blocks!

1. Perfect for Beginners: The Shoofly Quilt Block is an ideal choice for those new to quilting or looking to improve their skills. With its simple construction and basic piecing techniques, this block is a great introduction to quilting. Plus, the included technique for making half square triangles adds an extra layer of learning for beginners to practice and master.

2. Historical Charm: Delve into the rich history of quilting with the Shoofly Quilt Block, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Named after a wild plant with rounded flowers, this block has a charming backstory that adds a nostalgic touch to your quilting projects. Whether you know it as the Shoofly Block or "Hole in the Barn Door," this traditional design is a timeless favorite among quilters.

3. Fun and Easy: Who doesn’t love a project that’s both enjoyable and simple to make? The Shoofly Quilt Block combines the best of both worlds with its cute and easy-to-sew design. Whether you’re looking for a quick quilting project to relax with or a new block to add to your repertoire, the Shoofly Quilt Block promises to be a super duper fun and rewarding make. Plus, with the finished block measuring 12 ½” x 12 ½” square, you can easily incorporate it into larger quilt designs or create a standalone mini quilt.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your fabric, sewing machine, and get ready to stitch up some Shoofly Quilt Blocks for a delightful quilting adventure!

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