Scrappy Shoo Fly Quilt

Oct 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Jacobson

Hey there! It’s Stephanie from Steph Jacobson Designs sharing my newest design that is a modern take on the classic Shoo Fly block.

Setting Triangles for On Point Blocks

I was first introduced to the concept of side and corner setting triangles when AccuQuilt released the Studio Setting Triangle Dies. Side and corner setting triangles make quick work of completing a quilt made up of blocks on point.

If you don’t have a Studio, you will be happy to hear AccuQuilt now has setting triangle dies that work with the AccuQuilt GO! and AccuQuilt GO! Big.

There are GO! Setting Triangle dies in sizes to match all the GO! Mix & Match Qubes. My favorite size quilt blocks to make are 12” finished. I like big quilt blocks as they make quick quilts!

So many quilt blocks can be easily made with AccuQuilt dies and the Shoo Fly block is no exception.


Shoo Fly Block


How to Make a Shoo Fly Quilt Block with AccuQuilt

This block can be made using Shapes #1 (GO! Square) and #3 (GO! Half Square Triangle) from any size Mix & Match Qube. For this project, I used the GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block.

Making my 9-Patch Shoo Fly quilt blocks creates that are 12.5” (12” finished). Setting the blocks on point gives a new look to a traditional block, and the quilt top is easily completed using the GO! Setting Triangles - 12” Finished Die.

I enjoy using my AccuQuilt GO! to cut my fabric scraps and designed this fun, scrappy quilt in Electric Quilt 8.

The finished quilt uses just 13 blocks set on point and measures approximately 51” square.


Scrappy Shoo Fly On Point


Scrappy Shoo Fly Quilt Directions

Are you ready to make your own Scrappy Shoo Fly quilt? Let’s GO!


Dies Needed:


Optional Dies:


Pro Tip: When using yardage for the background, a strip cutter is a very quick way to easily cut the squares needed for the blocks.



Allison Glass Stitch-1Fabric Needed:

  • 2 yards for background. I am using a low-volume Allison Glass Sun Print Light fabric. (Color: Punch, Pattern: Stitched)
  • 39 pieces of fabric at least 5" square in various prints and colors...this project is perfect for fabric scraps or a charm pack!
  • ½ yard for binding
  • Backing fabric and batting measuring approximately 56” x 56”


Cutting Instructions:


Color Die Number of Shapes to Cut
Background Fabric GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block  (55776)--shape #3 OR GO! Half Square Triangle 4 ½” (4” Finished) Cut 52 HST pieces
Background Fabric GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block (55776)--shape #3 OR GO! Square 4 ½” (4” Finished) Cut 52 square pieces
Color/Print Fabric Scraps GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block  (55776)--shape #3 OR GO! Half Square Triangle 4 ½” (4” Finished) Cut 52 HST pieces
Color/Print Fabric Scraps GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block (55776)--shape #3 OR GO! Square 4 ½” (4” Finished) Cut 13 square pieces
Background Fabric GO! Setting Triangles - 12” Finished Die (55554) Cut 8 side setting triangles & 4 corner setting triangles
Binding Fabric GO! Strip Cutter 2 ½” (2” Finished) Cut 5 2 1/2" x width or fabric strips
Assemble the Shoo Fly Blocks:
Press all seams open and use ¼" seams, unless otherwise indicated.
  1. Sew one background half square triangle to one print half square triangle.  Make 52 HST units.
    Shoo Fly HST
  2. Layout 4 HSTs, 4 background squares, and one print square as shown in the diagram. Sew blocks together in rows then match seams and sew rows together. Make 13 Shoo Fly quilt blocks.
    Shoo Fly Block AG
  3. Assemble the blocks into diagonal rows, sewing the side setting and corner triangles to the rows as shown in the diagram.

Shoo Fly Quilt

Quilting & Finishing:
  1. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Quilt as desired.
  4. Add binding mitering corners.

I was able to finish my quilt top at a recent quilt retreat so it's ready for the longarm!


Shoo Fly Completed Quilt Top-1


If you make a quilt like this, please share them with us on social media with the hashtag #AccuQuiltBuilt and tag @AccuQuilt and @stephjacobsondesigns, so we can see! And be sure to follow my blog, Steph Jacobson Designs, to see all my current projects.

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Stephanie Jacobson

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