Saturday 14 January 2012

Make - Quilted 6 Pointed Star

Follow me in making a 6 pointed star

You could make the star out of one piece of patterned fabric or 2 for alternate points (as mine),
3 types for opposite matching fabric or even 6  for 6 different fabric points.

Each triangle is equal on all sides - using a 60deg angle
Mine were cut from 3 inch strips of fabric.
You will need:
12 white or plain fabric triangles
12 patterned triangles:-
If 2 patterns - x6 triangles of each
If 3 patterns - x4 triangles of each
If 6 patterns - x2 triangles of each

Lay your patterned pieces out to form your star

Next lay your white or plain pieces out

Using the 1/4 inch seam, sew your top row together
Iron as you go otherwise you may twist your back seams
(something I do..)

Using the 1/4 inch seam, sew your 2nd row together

Using the 1/4 inch seam, sew your 3rd row together

Using the 1/4 inch seam, sew your 4th row together

Next sew all your rows and press

You now need to square up your block
I use scraps of fabric larger than the angle needed
as you can see using the rulers

The strips ready to sew
once attached - press and trim

One finished star - this forms part of my red and white quilt I am making,
I am not following a pattern and haven't worked out how big or how many stars I am making
but it will be a large lap or single bed quilt.
My stars are also not perfect but then I'm no a total perfectionist
(you only have to see my sewing room..)

Almost forgot
I used Amy Butler - Lotus in red and Kaffe Fassett Spot Polka Dot in tomato

Happy Saturday



  1. Oh I really love this! Red is one of my favourite colours! Just found your sweet blog...I am taking a wee bit of time this morning with my tea taking a peek at some beautiful new all the inspiration I find here. xoxo Happy day to you

  2. Great tutorial!!!
    I've been looking for this star tutorial for a longo, long time... Fortunately, I found yours!!! It's perfect!!!
    Congratulations for your great job!!!
    Thanx a lot!!!
    Kisses from Brazil


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