Shoo Fly Quilt

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We’re embarking on a new series of ”Simple Patchwork” by Craft South - and these patterns are exactly that.

The Story
The Shoofly quilt pattern is a variation on the 9-patch and originated around 1850. It was named after a wild plant called Clover Broom or “shoo-fly”. It is one of a few historical blocks that were thought to have been part of a “quilt code” used in the Underground Railroad to signal a path to freedom. The history is as compelling as the design is charming.

The Details

Finished quilt dimensions: 57” x 72”

Skill Level: Beginner

Techniques: Half Square Triangle (HST), Fussy Cutting, Sashing


This pattern works well with fat quarters, except for the sashing

  • Block Centers: yardage is dependent on scale/repeat of feature fabrics, you will need twenty 4.5” squares.
  • Background (& cornerstones): combined total of 3 yards of assorted solid or tonal prints
  • Contrast: combined total of 1 1⁄2 yards of assorted prints
  • Sashing: 1 1/8 yard of pale solid
  • Binding: 5/8 yard
  • Backing: 4 1⁄4 yards (44” wide fabric)
  • Batting measuring up to 72” x 90”


*This is a PDF pattern. Once you've completed your purchase you will be emailed a download link! 


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