Scrappy Courthouse Quilt - Tutorial

I started quilting mid-September 2015.
And I made at least a dozen basic, super simple patchwork stitch & flip blankets And then I got brave & decided to buy some batting, cuz I like it when they were fluffy.
So I made two more basic patchwork baby quilts, then decided I was ready to move on. 

Naturally, I decided to make a giant quilt (in between twin & full) and to make my own blocks because none of the tutorials I found worked with what I had on hand. (AKA I didn't know what to search for, I just knew what size fabric I had)

I guess that means I've been designing my own quilts right from the start? 
Anyway - long story short, I made a bunch of Courthouse Steps blocks with three layers.  

I ended up with 63 blocks & a super cute border, all from my stash!

Below is a quick tutorial showing how to make these Courthouse Steps blocks.

If you'd like to purchase the full pattern (with three sizes & fabric requirements for each, star/border info, assembly instructions, and tips) click here.

Courthouse Steps are my favorite beginner block. 
They're square, they're easy, and you can sew on two sides at a time. Big win!

Center/Round One:
Cut (1) 4 1/2" square, A
Round Two:
Cut (2) 2" x 4 1/2", B
Cut (2) 2" x 7 1/2", C (matching B fabric)
Round three:
Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 7 1/2", D
Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 9 1/2", E (matching D fabric) 

  • With Right Sides Together, sew a B on each side of A, pressing towards B
  • Sew a C on top & bottom of BAB unit, pressing towards C
  • Trim to 7 1/2”
  • Sew a D on each side, pressing towards D
  • Sew an E on the top & bottom, pressing towards E
  • Trim to 9 1/2”


Once pressed, your block will look like this 

Make as many as you'd like & make them as scrappy as your heart desires!

Don't forget to share what you make!
I'm on Instagram all the time & I'm watching the #ScrappyCourthouseQuilt hashtag ;)

x Stephanie


  • I just LOVE those stars in the border!!! What a smart addition. Seriously, I want to add them to all my quilts now. 🤩🤩🤩

    Jainie Rainn
  • i want to make one that is blue. thanks for the info.

    Hannah D
  • This was such a fun tutorial and really well spelled out. I can not wait to try it!


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