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10 Four Patch Quilt Blocks to Bust Through Your Scraps

It’s a good idea to have some go to blocks to help you keep your scrap piles in check. Try these 10 four patch blocks to help you manage your scraps while creating beautiful quilts.

The Blocks

First the bow tie is a scrap friendly block. It is also one that can be twisted and turned to make dozens of different quilt layouts.

Next try broken dishes. I have a quilt my mother made using this pattern. It is bright and cheerful. Someday I hope to make one of my own.

I once used the butterfly block to bust through a bunch of pink and lavender scraps. Make it simple of add variety by piecing the half square triangles.

Give your quilt movement with the four patch chain. It is also a block that can be twisted and turned to create many different layouts.

A quilt using the Jacob’s ladder block is on by bucket list. I think it would be so fun to play with value in these blocks to create a fabulous scrap quilt.

The O block is made by the simple sew and flip method. Sew a 1/2″ from the first seam to create bonus half square triangles.

Spinning pinwheels are a great way to create movement while busting through your scraps.

Rectangles sew together and turned make the simple rail fence block. Depending on how you play with value and fabric placement you can create numberless quilt patterns

Arranging half square triangles side by side creates the waves block.

And last but not least another sew and flip block, the X. Similar to the O only arranged differently.


Gain access to all these block patterns plus many more in my Bits to Beauty class. Each block comes in four different sizes. Plus if you have a Accuquilt Go the class includes what dies are needed to make each block. Get deals on AccuQuilt dies and cutting systems. It’s sure to have you busting through your scraps and creating beautiful quilts in no time.

One Comment

  • Barbara Grant says:

    I noticed that you are adding Accuquilt friendly instructions for your quilts. Thanks Emily! I love you pattern and this makes them better. Having arthritis in my hands I have switched to Accuquilt products. I love to make quilts of all kinds and it has made cutting so much easier for me.

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