In this article we present an overview of various quilt layouts. Because quilt design is an art and personal choice, there aren't standard quilt layouts. Instead, there are common quilt layouts.
Straight Set Layouts
The straight set layout is the most common quilt layout. In this layout blocks are set straight across and straight down. Electric Quilt Company, makers of the quilt design software, Electric Quilt, calls this the Horizontal Set.
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Another common quilt layout is the diagonal layout. Create a diagonal layout by setting the blocks on-point. In addition to blocks and borders, diagonal layouts use setting triangles and corner triangles. The image below shows some diagonal layout components.