Back to School

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

It's time for another month of Quilt Block Mania! This month, dozens of designers are sharing FREE quilt blocks with a Back to School theme!

I created a FREE pattern for a crayons quilt block!

Crayon quilt block free pattern

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The crayons quilt block uses simple paper piecing, traditional piecing, and raw-edge applique.

Crayon quilt block free pattern

I love the look of the colorful rainbow version made with solids, but any color palette would look great!

Crayon quilt block free pattern

This crayon block would be a fantastic addition to a school-themed quilt, but you could also make several crayon blocks to make a long row of crayons. Or how about using them as a border around a panel?! Or use it on the side of a tote bag for a teacher!

I decided to use a mix of solids from my stash to make mine.

Crayon quilt block

I'm always so giddy when I have the perfect Aurifil threads to match!

Using Aurifil thread to make a crayon quilt block

This is such a fun block!

Crayon quilt block for Back to School themed quilt

You could even embroidery color names or kids' names on the crayons!

Crayon quilt block for Back to School themed quilt

I see a teacher tote bag in my future!

Crayon quilt block for Back to School themed quilt

Ready to make your own??

I can't wait to see your crayon blocks!

Be sure to save this post on Pinterest too!

Crayon quilt block free pattern

Find even more Back to School themed quilt blocks from these other bloggers!

Crayons by Slice of Pi Quilts <--- That's me!
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom QuiltBook with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Blockofthemodotcom
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girl's Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti's Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Backpack by Tacy Gray
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl's Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amarar Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts


  1. I love this pattern. Found you through a link on the From My Carolina Home page.

  2. These are so cute. Thank you for the pattern

  3. These look like crayons! Thanks

  4. The start of school and the smell of fresh crayons go hand in hand in my mind! Such a great block!

  5. Hi. I love this block but I need help with the paper piecing part for the top of the crayon. Is there a way I can get the instructions on how to do this part? Thank you

    1. Hi, Colleen! I don't have a tutorial for that (yet!), but you might find some helpful video tutorials on YouTube. A quick search showed this one for flying geese, and it might be helpful for this block too.

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