*TUTORIAL* 10″ Star Block

by Kelsey Norwood

in Quilting,Tutorials

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Making a star block is so easy! And a quilt full of these sweet little blocks is just the best.

For each star block you’ll need two prints – one for the star and one for the border. The grey print is my star and the green is my border.

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For the star:

  • Cut 8 – 3″ x 3″ squares
  • Cut 1 – 5.5″ x 5.5″ square

For the border:

  • Cut 4 – 3″ x 3″ squares
  • Cut 4 – 3″ x 5.5″ rectangles

 

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On all the star point squares (8 – 3″ x 3″) draw a pencil line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric.

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Lay one star square on top of one border rectangle and sew along the pencil line. (4 total)

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Trim off the excess and press.

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The star point blocks are halfway finished!

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Lay the other 4 – 3″ squares on the rectangle just as pictured and sew on top of the pencil line.

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Trim corners and press open.

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The points are finished!

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You should have 4 border squares and the 1 large center star square left over – lay all your blocks out as pictured.

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The fastest way to finish these blocks is to chain piece – so lay out your blocks as pictured and sew all three of those sections together, one after another.

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Then sew the right side pieces as pictured.

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Press the seams open – press the top and bottom row seams out and the center row seams in.

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Now sew the rows together. IMG_6709

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And press seams either up or down, you choose!

And that’s it – make a billion more and make yourself a quilt!

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