Eight Point Star

Eight Point Star

The Eight Point Star quilt block is my favorite star block! Also known as Sawtooth Star, although another variation claims that exact name (we will feature it in another tutorial). It is very simple, and made by only using the flying geese units and squares.

eight point star quilt block tutorial
via Suzy Quilts
Cutting instructions on the Eight Point Star quilt block

Always be careful of the colors you are choosing. They can easily mess up your block (or quilt) or on the contrary, make it shine! I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 1 sq for center from dark fabric
Cut 8 sq from dark fabric & 4 sq from light
Cut 4 rectangles from light fabric

4 inches

2.5 inches

1.5 inches

2.5 x 1.5 inches

8 inches

4.5 inches

2.5 inches

4.5 x 2.5 inches

12 inches

6.5 inches

3.5 inches

6.5 x 3.5 inches

16 inches

8.5 inches

4.5 inches

8.5 x 4.5 inches

eight point star quilt
via Stitched In Color
Names of the Block

Squares and points

#REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”
eight point star quilt
via Linen Closet quilts
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Eight point star quilt block
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Block Variations

We have a variation for this exact block, that can be made using exactly the same tutorial as in the video. You only have to reverse the fabric you will be using. From to dark to light and vice versa. The look of the quilt will be really different.

I have already made the Evening Star quilt block for the Farmer’s Wife quilt series. Check it out!

Eight point star quilt block variations
Video tutorial of the Eight Point Star quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the EIGHT POINT STAR quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!

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