Sawtooth Star Tutorial…

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Sawtooth Star Tutorial…

img_4321Today I am back to share another traditional block tutorial from the 2017 Quilter’s Planner created by Stephanie at Late Night Quilter. The block today is the Sawtooth Star block which is one of my favorite blocks. Sometimes this block is known as the Variable Star. This block has been seen in quilts that date back to the late 1700s.

Fabric Requirements: For this tutorial, I am using 4 different fabrics.

img_4274Cutting Directions: For this tutorial I am going to make a 12” finished block. I’ve provided the cutting information for two other sizes as well.



Piecing Directions: Use a ¼” seam allowance

Flying Geese Units:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the Fabric B squares. With right sides facing, layer a Fabric B square on the left side of a Fabric C rectangle.


Stitch on the drawn line and trim ¼” away from the seam.


Press towards the Fabric B piece. With right sides facing, layer a Fabric B square on the right side of the Fabric C rectangle.

img_4281Stitch on the drawn line and trim ¼” away from the seam.

img_4283Press towards the Fabric B piece. Make four.


Assembling the Sawtooth Star Block: Lay out the Fabric A square, the Flying Geese units and the Fabric D squares as shown.

img_4286Sew the rows as shown. Be sure to press towards the Fabric A and Fabric D squares.

img_4288Sew the rows together as shown and press towards the center row.


There you have your Sawtooth Star block. Sawtooth Star is a simple block that provides a lot of flexibility when designing a quilt. I hope you consider using it in a future project. Come back Wednesday for another traditional block tutorial.







5 thoughts on “Sawtooth Star Tutorial…

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  3. Beth LaMotte

    I love how this block is put together. Thanks for the tutorial. Stars are becoming another obsession of mine and this block will be incorporated in my next quilt. Our night skies have been so crystal clear lately really allowing the stars to shine like I have never seen before. I’m currently working on wonky stars of all sizes and am planning to incorporate some traditional star designs as well for a king size quilt. It is a design as I go project! With low volume fabrics as the back drop and a variety of blue fabric scraps, the “sky is the limit!”

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