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The Crown Star Quilting Block



crown star quilting blocks



This star quilt block has several names, as do many quilt blocks.  It is referred to as the Crown Star and as well as the Crown of Thorns.


the grids of the 4-patch crown star quilt blockAs you can see from the picture at the left, this is a 4-patch block, which has been further subdivided into 16 units or grids.


There are several ways to make this block.  You can make a square in a square for the center, and then use flying geese units on the edges and squares in the corners.


Or you can make it using nothing but half square triangles with squares in the corners.


If you choose to make this block using the square in a square method (or Diamond in a Square), be sure that you size the center to cover 4 grids of the block.  You will find a chart on the square in a square page to help you determine the size to cut the center square for your desired block size.


Here is a visual of how this 4-patch block looks with a few other similar blocks.  This block is often used in sampler quilts.



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Miniature   <36"
Wall Hanging any size

36 x 36 up to 52 x 52


52-68 x 52-78


64-72  x  86-96


  70-88  x  88-100


  88-99  x  94-108


94-108  x  94-108


Pre-cut Quilt Squares

 4-Patch Quilt Block

Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.

Crib 168
Twin 529
Double 624
Queen 728


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