Scrappy 16

scrappy-16 quilt block

Designed by: Michele Foster
Finished size: 12″ square
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Technique: Pieced
Price: Free
Format: PDF file [3 pages]

It’s time to dig out your scrappy bins and use up some of your 1.5″ and 2.5″ cut squares. Each Scrappy 16 quilt block uses 16 of each square size. Make a small dent in your scrap bin by making a lovely table runner or make a huge dent in your bin and make a lap-sized quilt. Accurate piecing with a scant 1/4″ seam allowance is highly recommended. Sample block pieced by Julie Johnston.

This free tutorial was created as inspiration for the 4th Annual Scrap Quilt Challenge, hosted by Fabrics N Quilts.

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Scrappy 16 Layout Ideas

Below are three layout ideas for using the Scrappy 16 quilt block. Estimates for the black and white yardage are approximate only. The white or black blocks refer to the colour used for the final border to complete the block.

Table Runner

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  • 10 blocks in total requiring (160) 1.5″ and 2.5″ squares for the blocks.
  • Five each of black and white blocks.
  • 1/2 yard each of black and white fabrics for the blocks.
  • No sashing or borders, but you can add them if you wish to make the table runner larger.
  • This table runner finishes at 60″ W x 24″ H.

Square Quilt Layout

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  • 16 blocks in total requiring (256) 1.5″ and 2.5″ squares for the blocks.
  • Eight each of black and white blocks.
  • 2 yards of black fabric for the blocks, sashings and outer border. Sashing is cut at 2″ wide and the outer border is cut at 3″ wide.
  • 1/2 yard of white fabric for the blocks.
  • This quilt finishes at 57″ square.

Lap Quilt Layout

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  • 20 blocks in total requiring (320) 1.5″ and 2.5″ squares for the blocks. (That should make a nice dent in your scrap bin!)
  • 20 black blocks.
  • 2 1/2 yards of black fabric for the blocks, cornerstones and outer border. Cornerstones are cut at 2.5″ square and the outer border is cut at 4.5″ wide.
  • 1 7/8 yards of white fabric for the blocks, sashings and border corners. Sashings are cut at 2.5″ wide and the outer border corners are cut at 4.5″ square.
  • This quilt finishes at 66″ W x 80″ H.
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