Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Oh Scrap! | Scrappy Chain Quilt Layout Options

Hello, again!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all your kind words on social media, e-mail, and right here on the blog regarding yesterday's tutorial! Spreading the love of sewing & quilting as always been my goal and it makes my heart sing when others get just as excited about a new quilt as I do. :) 

As promised, today I'm suggesting a few basic layout options for your blocks in four basic square designs. Remember that this is just a guideline to start with, feel free to adapt your layout however YOU like! Let's get started.

3 Blocks x 3 Blocks | 32" x 32"
For this layout you'll need 5 BLOCK As & 4 BLOCK Bs

5 Blocks x 5 Blocks | 53" x 53"
For this layout you'll need 13 BLOCK As & 12 BLOCK Bs

7 Blocks x 7 Blocks | 74" x 74"
For this layout you'll need 25 BLOCK As & 24 BLOCK Bs

9 Blocks x 9 Blocks | 95" x 95"
For this layout you'll need 41 BLOCK As & 40 BLOCK Bs

Alright, now let's really have some fun! I put together 3 alternate ways to put the blocks together. I think you'll see that with a little creativity and turning on the blocks, you can quickly make all new designs!

I especially like the first alternate layout option myself. Don't be afraid to turn your quilt into your own unique design!

Now get busting those scraps. Don't forget to share your progress on social media using #ohscrap, #scrappychain, and #canoeridgecreations.

Happy Sewing!


  1. A traditional Irish Chain was one of my very first quilts. Very cool to see the more interesting and modern version with the scrappy look.

  2. It can be addicting to play with blocks and quilts on EQ7!