The Sawtooth Star Quilt Block
The Sawtooth Star quilt block is another quilt block that you will make again and again. It has many variations. Some of the variations put another block in the center square, and others build the star out bigger or break up the patches in other ways.
This Sawtooth Star is a 4-patch quilt block, further divided into 16 patches. The center block is composed of 4 of the 16 patches. Your patch size will determine the size of the block. A 2-inch finished patch will make the block 8 inches finished.
Follow the directions on the flying geese page to make the four units, one for each side, with the star points. Cut your center square to cover 2 patch units across and 2 patch units down, and cut the single patches.
When you sew the block together, be sure and press the flying geese units toward the center to reduce bulk.
Here are are few blocks done in different styles, from feminine and vintage, to a more light and playful design. Notice how the blocks with pattern have more personality.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis 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.
Finishing Your Project