Whenever I show any of my friends this finished quilt, none of them believe me when I tell them how easy it was to make. This is perfect for beginners, but it doesn’t look like it!
I found a tutorial that teaches you how to make it. It has some great tips about making Y seams, perfect points, and pushing your seam allowance.
For 8 point stars, you need to cut the diamonds at an angle of 45 degrees. cutting at an angle of 60 degrees will create 6 point stars. Each finished block will end up being 11″.
You’ll need two strips that are 20-22″ long with a 2-3/4″ width. If you’d like a little bit of movement to the star, you can use multiple fabrics.
The background squares are 3-3/4″ squares and will be placed in the corner of the block. The triangles used quarter squares. They are straight grain with the bias on the inside.
For more details, watch how these gals with The Fat Quarter Shop make this stunning quilt in the tutorial below. In no time at all you’ll be on your way to making one of these babies!
How to Sew An 8 Point Star Quilt