How to Make a Photo Mini Quilt – ScrapBlocks April 2024

ScrapBlocks. A mini quilt where Scrapbooking and Quilting collide!

Ever pondered the idea of transforming memories into tangible fabric art? Well, seize the moment because now’s your chance, and let me tell you, it’s an absolute blast! Dive into the world of crafting and unleash your creativity with ScrapBlock patterns. From charming decorative pillows to heartwarming memory quilts and enchanting table runners, the possibilities are endless! It’s time to embark on a journey of DIY magic and create cherished keepsakes that’ll bring joy for years to come.”

ScrapBlock April 2024

Do you have to be an artist? NO!

Do you need to be an experienced sewer? NO!

Do you need to be able to follow directions? Well, yes, but we made that easy too!

In 7 easy steps, you are going to have a Mini Quilt, or a ScrapBlock towards a bigger quilt. So please read on! I even have a couple of videos to help with those who must see to understand. That’s me!

Step 1: Download our FREE HANDOUTS

You can download our handouts by clicking on this link!

Step 2: Order Your Photo Blocks or Print Them Yourself

Here is a video to teach you how to load them on our site, size them, and ADD WORDS!

The above video will show you how to crop, enlarge, and add words to your photos, just like below!

Step 3: Gather Your Fabrics to Create Your ScrapBlock

Here are the fabrics that you are going to need for your ScrapBlock. All of the colors are fat quarter friendly and really scrap-friendly! This image is actually one of the pages in the PDF that you downloaded above!

Step 4: Cut Out Your Fabrics

Cut out your fabrics to the sizes indicated on the Cutting Guide pictured above. It is also in the PDF handouts that you downloaded in Step 1.

***Keep Reading as there is a VIDEO TUTORIAL FURTHER IN!***

Order Photo Quilt Blocks here!

Step 5: Make Your Flying Geese

To make your flying geese, you will need to download the pattern that is included with the handouts. There is a paper pattern you can use to create one flying geese unit. You will need to make one for each color.

Here is the page that you are looking for in your handout PDF.

If you have your own way of making flying geese, you will make a 2×4 inch flying geese finished size. Pre-sewing it will measure 2 1/2 x 4 1/2.

Step 6: Start Sewing Your Rows Together

This handout is also included in your download!


I’m a visual learner, so the reading stuff just isn’t for me, LOL! But some people are!

Assembling Your ScrapBlock

Step 7: Add Backing and Batting to Your Mini Quilt

Now you are ready to add backing and batting to your mini quilt if you would like! You can then quilt it and bind it for an adorable mini quilt!

Stay tuned as I will be releasing patterns for totes and other projects created with your ScrapBlocks!


Quilt Layouts and Patterns for your ScrapBlock

Each of these layouts and pattern ideas is simply the block repeated, and add borders! That simple!

ScrapBlock April 2024


Lori McCroskey is the principal creator of, a website dedicated to quilts, projects, and gifts created with photos printed on fabric. She also has a business where you can have her print your photos on fabric for you! Inspired by her love for sewing, scrapbooking, and family, Lori has a passion for capturing memories in useable gifts, quilts, and crafts that get your photos off your phone, out of the album, freed from a frame, and into memorable keepsakes that your friends and family will treasure. Learn more about Lori here!

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