Mini Sawtooth star quilt block

I love star blocks in any size and this 3″ star block is a cutie.

Today’s video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing.

I chose to make this 3″ block with foundation piecing because it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block with foundation piecing than with traditional piecing when working with small sizes. Traditional templates however are also included in the download.

I use regular copy paper for my templates but you may find it to be a bit thick in this size, particularly if you’re learning foundation piecing.

In that case you can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ sawtooth star block

Note: You’ll see a yellow ruler on the video. If you intend to do a bit of foundation this ruler is must:

Download the block templates

Blocks can be made with traditional piecing or with foundation piecing.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Mini star quilt block video tutorial

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