Supersized Eight-Point Star Block

Sep 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Erin Harris

Hello there! It's Erin from House on Hill Road back with another large quilt block. Just like my tutorial for the supersized Churn Dash, this tutorial will show you how to make an 18" finished eight-point star in no time. And it gets better... no y-seams! Let me show you how I do it.


Supersized Eight-Point Star Block

Finished Size: 18 inch block


GO! Fabric Cutter

GO! Qube Mix and Match 12” Block (55778)

GO! Qube Companion

(Die #1  – 6” square, Die #5 – Half Square Triangle 3″ finished and Die #9 – Chisel 6″ finished)

White print fabric for background

Eight different print fabrics for star points



1. Before you begin cutting, arrange your fabrics until you are satisfied with their placements. This is very important because each pair of star points has one blade pointing up to the left and one blade pointing up to the right. To do this, half of the fabrics need to be cut with the right side facing up and the other half need to be cut with the right side facing down.



2. Using the Die #9, cut (4) left-pointing chisels with the fabric right side up and cut (4) right-pointing chisels with the fabric right side facing down.



3. Using Die #1, cut (4) squares out of the background fabric.



4. Using Die #5, cut (1) half square triangle from each of the (8) star point fabrics and (8) half square triangles from the background fabric.



5. Layout all the pieces for your block. I like to take a quick photo with my phone to refer to if I need it.



6. Sew the star point half square triangles into pairs. Press the seams open.



7. Sew the half square triangle units into two rows. Press the seams open. Next sew the rows together to form a square. Press the seam open.



8. Sew (1) background half square triangle to each chisel blade. Press the seams open. Sew each pair of chisel blades together to form a square. Press the seam open. Repeat for a total of (4) chisel blade pairs.



9. Lay the block out as shown. Take extra care to make sure the prints match up correctly.



10. Sew the blocks into three rows. Press the seams open.



11. Sew the rows together to finish the block. Press the seams open.



There you have it - another fun, fast, easy supersized quilt square! And, just as I promised, no finicky y-seams! I made my star block into a pillow, but you could sew up to four blocks for a baby quilt or nine for a small throw. Adding some sashing between the blocks will give you a lot of flexibility in the size of your quilt top. I hope you have fun sewing this 18" supersized eight-point star block and am sure you will come up with great ways to use it in your quilting projects.


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