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Star Flower Quilt Block Tutorial

Star Flower Quilt Block Tutorial

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This is a great quilt block pattern for your next quilt!  It’s very easy.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

This recipe will give you 2 – 12.5 inch quilt blocks!
 
-8 solid color squares  (I used light pink) 3.5″ x 3.5″
-8 solid color squares (I used light pink)  4″ x 4″
-16 Colorful patterned squares (8 colors, 2 of each color) 4″ x 4″
-rotary cutter & mat
-pencil
-iron
-ruler

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Starflower quilt block tutorial. How to make a starflower quilt block from Coral and Co.

1) Keep all of your colors together.  Place them in a circle to see how you’d like them to be on your quilt block.

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2) Remember…you will have 2 sets (2 quilt blocks).  Separate your 8 patterned pieces.  Place them together in sets.  Honestly…you can’t mess this part up.  Trust me, it will all work out in the end!  Do the same with your solid squares and your 8 patterned 4 inch squares.

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3) Draw a pencil line from point to point.  This line will be your guide for sewing!  I use this clear ruler for all of my cutting.

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4) Sew on each side of your line always keeping the pencil line on the right side of your presser foot.5) Cut your square right on the pencil line.

6) Press open with a hot iron.

7) Cut off those little tips to keep it square.

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8) Lay your Fabric pieces together to form a star!  TIP…your 4 pieces with NO solid fabric will all meet in the middle.

9) Starting with the top row.  Take the middle two blocks on the top row, place them right sides together and sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  

Then sew the 3.5 inch solid squares onto each side.

10) PRESS all of your rows.  You will have 4.  I hope you have 4.  🙂

11) Lay your 2 center rows together being very careful matching your squares.  Then press open.  Do the same with the bottom and top rows.

How to sew a starflower quilt block tutorial from Coral and Co. Easy DIY Quilt Block.
Starflower quilt block tutorial. How to make a starflower quilt block from Coral and Co.

Have fun and do not be afraid to use your seam ripper!  You can make pillows with this block or make a bunch of blocks and make a pretty quilt.  Let me know if you have questions!

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Deborah Mahn

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Jennie, Thank you for the tutorial to make the square. Very easy to follow directions. How would you figure the amount of fabric for a quilt say 48X57 or 57X75? I really like the scrappy stars with a solid background. Thank you in advance,

Jennifer Graves

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Hi. Lovely finished block. If I use 5x5 squares (instead of 4x4), should the smaller cut solid squares be 4.5x4.5? Thanks, Jennifer

Julie Taylor

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

Thank you for your very clear directions.

Jean

Monday 18th of May 2015

I have made this but there was so much bulk in the middle that the star didn't want to lay very well. Any suggestions

Shelly R

Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Look for a video on YouTube about "spinning seams".

Shelly

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Thanks for commenting! After ironing the seams flat, you could trim the seams down a little to reduce the bulk and then iron again. Hope that helps!

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