How to Make a Star Quilt

100 Any Size Star Blocks
How to make a star quilt If you are new to the star block, try something simple first and get comfortable making it. You will be able to make several star blocks and star quilts without much effort at all.
Cut your lighter fabric into one 4 ½ by 4 ½-inch square, four 2 ½ by 2 ½-inch squares, and four 2 ½ by 4 ½-inch rectangles. Cut your darker fabric into eight 2 ½ by 2 ½-inch squares
Line up one darker square with one side of a lighter rectangle. Sew a diagonal line from one corner of the square to the other.

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Cut away the outer corners ¼-inch away from your seam line. Press open the small dark triangle from the lighter rectangle. Add another square to the opposite end of the rectangle and sew the diagonal again and repeat the cutting away of the corners.
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Sew the other three rectangles until you have four units. Lay out your blocks to create your pattern. Piece two light squares to both sides of your block intersection of the dark triangles in the seam.
Press all seams, Sew the longer units to either side of the large block, again setting the intersections of triangles in the seam.
Make as many of these star blocks as desired and piece together in a grid like fashion to complete the quilt top. Border the quilt if desired.

Lay out the appropriate sized backing fabric to give you three inches larger than the quilt top on all sides. Spread out your batting of choice on top of the backing fabric, followed by your quilt top The batting should also be slightly larger than the quilt top.

Use safety pins starting in the center and working your way out, to sandwich the quilt. Use your sewing machine or hand quilt to keep the three layers held together in a pattern Attach binding to the front with your sewing machine and secure it on the back.

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