Video tutorial: Morning star quilt block

Video tutorial: Morning star quilt block

This is one of those blocks that gives the impression of curves where there’re none. I chose to make it with paper piecing because it’s just easy. It’s also a good block to learn foundation piecing with.

When you cut the fabric pieces, cut them at least 1/2″ larger than the triangle including the seam allowances.

How to make a Morning star block

Learn in just over 3 minutes:

What can you do with this block?

You can make this quilt!

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

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  1. Just watched your tut for the morning star block. Well done. I’m not a paper-piecer but this inspired me to give it a try.

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  2. I would like to make this, but how large do I need to cut the pieces of fabric. I’d cut squares and rectangles, not triangles. Also, do you have line drawing/ picture of this for say a 3 x 3 block quilt? I want to make a mini-quilt but would like to color a few sheets first for a full visual before diving in. Thank you!

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  3. You could make yourself a triangle template that is 1/2โ€ to 1โ€ larger than the real triangle. You can get a colouring page from my Facebook group.


  4. Beautiful, I love this pattern !!! Paper piecing is fun to do !!! This one is on my todo list !!!!


  5. unable to download this PDF for the Morning Star paper pieced block.The tutorial is great and I would love to make this block.

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  6. Hi Jenny, The cog in the wheel pattern has a very detailed diagram with a colour guide so you can make the quilt on the photo.


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