All of my quilt patterns are really just starting places. I design everything based on a 10-inch square grid, so that you can mix and match individual block patterns however you like.
Even if you buy one of my multi-block patterns or bundles, the layout I use for my samples is just one way to put your block together. I may show the Lovable Mutts laid out in a simple grid, but you might want to add half blocks full of barks and yips and howls and woofs. Go for it!
If you purchase your own collection of individual block patterns, or decide to use a different layout than the sample I made for a pattern, you lose the handy materials list, cutting instructions, and assembly guide for all the different quilt sizes I show in my samples.
That’s where these guides come in!
There’s no reason for every individual to have to calculate all the math for all the different quilt sizes and layouts. I can do that once and then share it for everyone!
Each of the guides below is a downloadable PDF for one layout style. It includes all the following information for six different quilt sizes, from Itty Bitty Baby to King size.
- fabric requirements
- cutting instructions for background blocks, backing, and binding
- quilt assembly diagram
- backing assembly diagram (where any piecing is needed)
- links to tutorials for quilt assembly and finishing
All fabric requirements are based on 40-inch wide fabric.
Pick Your Layout
If you need more info about what the different layouts look like, you can see lots of examples of each layout style in this post – Play with Your Layouts.
Choose your layout and click on the link below to download your PDF.
- Simple Grid
- Checkerboard Grid
- Grid with Sashing and Borders
- Stripes with Sashing (coming soon)
- Wide Stripes (coming soon)
- Wonky Faux Sashing (coming soon)
- Polaroid Blocks (coming soon)
- Alternate Grid with Double Blocks (coming soon)
- Alternate Grid with Half Blocks (detailed assembly instructions are here, but a PDF with all the other info is coming soon)
If you’re just getting started, you’ll find a very simple How to Make a Quilt guide here.
Find links to all the posts about pattern size and layouts here.
Play with Your Layouts – Multiple Possibilities for One Quilt Pattern
- How to Add Sashing to a Quilt
- How to Add Sashing to a Quilt Pattern
- How to Add Sashing to a Quilt As You Go Quilt
- How to Pin Long Seams
- How to Make Wonky Faux Sashing with Quilt As You Go Blocks
Alternate or Broken Grid layouts (adding half and double blocks)
- How to Make a Quilt with an Alternate Grid
- Quilt Block Sizes for Alternate Grid Layouts
- How to Assemble a Quilt that Uses an Alternate Grid
- How to Quilt a Broken Grid
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