Star Quilt Blocks to Make Your Quilts Shine Bright

Dec 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Erica Bottger

Star quilt blocks are long-time favorites for quilters – and there are so many to choose from! From simple to complex, stars find their way into our quilts over and over again. Of course, talking about star blocks can get confusing because they have so many different names they are known by, but that’s a topic for a different day! For today, let’s take a look at some of the most popular star blocks to make using the GO! system!

Star Block on Board Dies

AccuQuilt has elevated making many classic star blocks with their innovative Block on Board (BOB) dies. BOBs cut all the pieces you need to make a specific block on one die board - with most cutting an entire block with just 1 pass through a GO! cutter. Here are some favorites!



GO! Hunter Star

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GO! Festive Hunter Star Quilt

While the GO! Hunter Star wasn’t AccuQuilt’s first BOB die, it’s the one that really made it clear how much quilters loved the ease of having all the necessary shapes on die board!

Taking both math, and the need for Y-seams, away made this classic block an instant favorite! Whether made in the classic 2-color combination or scrappy - it’s a favorite for a reason.



GO! LeMoyne Star


GO! LeMoyne Prism Star Quilt

Here’s another classic that’s made easier than ever using AccuQuilt’s BOB die! GO! for any look you like – from 2 colors to scrappy.

This die makes this block fast and easy for any quilter with no Y-seams at all. The 10” x 10” die board makes it a natural fit for use with pre-cut layer cake squares, too!



GO! Rising Star

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GO! Rainbow Rising Throw Quilt

This new addition to AccuQuilt’s BOB family is in stock and ready to ship out today!

The nested star look gives quilters all kinds of creative possibilities. This popular quilt block will change its look with every new fabric selection and color scheme you try!



GO! Tangled Star

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GO! Tangled Web Table Runner

Here’s an age-old block design that’s perfect for modern quilts! Select your fabrics and GO!

Grab this die for quick and easy table runners you can easily complete for holiday gifting!



GO! Starry Path

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GO! Starry Path Twirl Wall Hanging

Fun and contemporary, this BOB die creates a complex-looking design that is easy to achieve.

GO! with a plan or GO! scrappy. Any way you create this block, it’s sure to become one of your favorites.



GO! Feather Star

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GO! Sparkling Star Throw Quilt

Get ready to make a statement with this BOB die! The GO! Feather Star creates a 16” finished block that’s perfect on its own for a medallion quilt, mini quilt, or with a constellation of other stars.

Cutting the shapes by hand would be a daunting task, but the die makes simple work of it - leaving you free to sew and create!



GO! Star-2”, 3”, 4”

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GO! Stars & Schoolhouses Wall Hanging

Not all stars are pieced! This applique die is a must-have for any quilter to lend just the right finishing touch to so many seasonal projects.

AccuQuilt has free, downloadable embroidery available for these shapes - with a choice of blanket stitch, satin stitch, or motif stitch.

Looking for craft ideas? Try cutting these perfect stars out of felt, craft foam, or card stock for gift tags, ornaments, and more!



Seeing Stars? Want Even More Star Quilt Blocks?

If you’re hoping to see even more stars, there are still more to choose from in the GO! die family! Check out the AccuQuilt website to see them all.

Plus, don’t forget that you can piece even more starry blocks using the GO! Qube system – including the GO! English Paper Piecing Qube. We’d love to have you share your creations with us on social media! Be sure your post is public and use #AccuQuiltBuilt!



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Topics: Applique, Patterns

Erica Bottger

Written by Erica Bottger