INSIDE: How to Make a Perfect Sawtooth Star Quilt Block
The Sawtooth Star has many names! Some may call it the 8 Pointed Star Block, while others call it The Evening Star Block.
How to Make a Perfect Sawtooth Star Quilt Block
Whatever you decide to name your block it is certainly one that has stood the test of time. In this tutorial, I will show you how to construct this block by making Flying Geese units. Flying Geese can be considered a staple in the quilting world. There are many ways to make Flying Geese.
Let me show you one of my favorite Flying Geese techniques while making the Sawtooth Star Quilt Block!
Sawtooth Star – Materials List
Main Fabric (I used Kona Coral and Kona Pond)
Background Fabric (I used Kona White)
Sawtooth Star – Supply List
Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
Rotary Cutter with sharp blade
Frixon Marking Pen
Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Iron & Ironing Board
Sawtooth Star – Cutting & Marking
Qty (8) 3.5″ x 3.5″ (Kona Coral – K001-1087) Piece A
Qty (4) 3.5″ x 3.5″ (Kona White) Piece B
Qty (4) 6.5″ x 3.5″ (Kona White) Piece C
Qty (1) 6.5″ x 6.5″ (Kona Pool – K001-45) Piece D
For really accurate piecing, I would recommend marking your sewing lines on your cut fabric pieces.
INSIDE: Easy Scrap-Busting Quilt Project You Can Make Right Now
Make this fun wall hanging while practicing your piecing skills. The QUILT Quilt is the perfect scrap buster because it uses 2.5” squares and a few half square triangles to create a fun lettering quilt. It’s an ideal beginner quilt project that uses techniques such as half square triangles and walking foot quilting.
If you can sew a straight stitch, then you can make this quilt! Grab those leftover 2.5″ strips and let’s make the QUILT Quilt. If cutting isn’t your thing, then 2.5″ precuts will work, too!
Easy Scrap-Busting Quilt You Can Make Right Now
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Finished Quilt Size – 44” x 16”
Materials & Cutting List
*Note: Got Scraps! This mini quilt is the perfect way to use them up. Skip the yardage and go to Cutting Instructions.
INSIDE: How To Make A Perfect Valentine Star Quilt Block
I originally set out to make a heart block for February’s quilt block. While it’s always a good thing to know how to make a perfect heart quilt block, I chose a different block that has a Valentine’s look without being a heart. For those set on making a heart block, I have a Bonus block below.
As I’ve been planning out the monthly blocks, I want to make them in such a way that allows you to create a finished quilt. The goal is for you to make one quilt block a month. By making a simple star block you can experiment with different fabrics and styles. I’ve even included some quilt inspiration images at the bottom of this post in case you want to make enough blocks for a quilt!
How To Make A Perfect Valentine Star Quilt Block
Technically, this block is named Sarah’s Choice on my EQ8 software.
The minute I saw a longarm quilting machine I was in love. Until I saw the price, then I was aghast.
This happened at Quilt Market eight years ago. In a blink I realized that these machines were for people who desired a longarm quilting business and I was wanting to dabble. The whole idea was dismissed once I saw the prices. Moving along; nothing to see here.
I’m not one to give up quickly and it seemed like there had to be other affordable options for longarm quilting. That thought set me on a years-long journey to find good longarm choices on a budget.
How to Find Affordable Longarm Quilting Machines
This is a likely scenario. A quilter interested in learning more about purchasing a longarm will attend a quilt show hoping to get some questions answered.
INSIDE: How To Make A Perfect Ohio Star Quilt Block
I first met the Ohio Star Quilt block at QuiltCon 2015. I was attending Heather Jones’ lecture and she was sharing slides of her most popular quilts. When she stopped on this one (affiliate) I fell in love with quilting, quilt blocks, modern quilting, and the Ohio Star Quilt Block. That’s all it took. One image and I was undone.
And that’s why I’m starting off the new year with a new series. Every month I want to share a different quilt block. It may be a classic such as the Ohio Star or it may have appliqué or include a deconstructed version of a classic block.
The goal is for you to make one quilt block a month. I plan to keep the blocks simple enough to allow you room to experiment with different fabrics and styles.
Are you wanting to learn to quilt but don’t know where to start?
As a long-time fan of Craftsy classes, I have purchased a large collection of their courses , including the monthly membership.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: Anyone wanting to learn a new craft can get overwhelmed by choices. When you visit the Craftsy catalog, you’ll see so many quilting options that you may click off and move on to a new craft.
Instead, you need to be matched with the best class for your needs. That’s why I’ve curated this collection of Craftsy How to Quilt Classes.
*Disclaimer: I am a Craftsy Affiliate and, at no additional cost to you, will receive a small commission if you purchase any of The 10 Best Craftsy How to Quilt Classes.
This week I’m sharing why I love the Handmade with Love Super Bundle. One of the reasons is this pattern, which happens to be included in the bundle.
Has this ever happened to you? You see a fabric and know that it must have been designed for you.
It’s like someone read your mind and said, “I know what she wants. She wants this!”
That’s how I felt when I saw Alison Glass’s Chroma* fabric and accompanying pattern collection. It felt like Alison had seen my thoughts and then turned them into fabrics and quilts. (*affiliate)
What’s With All These Colors?
Several months ago I had this revelation that I lacked a real understanding of color theory and it was affecting the outcome of my quilts. This deficiency would reveal itself when it came to choosing colors for a quilt.
Inside: Epic Handcrafts Giveaway With Awesome Prizes
Remember earlier this week when I said there’s some awesomeness coming your way soon?
It’s right around the corner. The Handmade With Love Super Bundle 2017 is coming soon and will be amazing. I may or may not have something included in the bundle, and it may or may not have an amazing mystery bonus. (Keep watching your email!)
But before the Bundle is available, the party is starting with an incredible pre-sale giveaway. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen!
Here’s what’s happening:
There are 20 prizes (worth almost $4,000 altogether!), so you’ll definitely find something crafty that you’ve had your eye on.
You could win something for Sewing, Quilting, & Applique; Knitting & Crochet; Embroidery & Cross-Stitch; and Mixed Media Fiber Arts (like Weaving).