| Wendy Mierke
Sawtooth Star Block Tutorial
I hope you all are enjoying some crafting time where you are.
I wanted to share a tutorial with you using one of my favorite quilt blocks.
It can easily be turned into a mugrug for those hot or cold drinks you enjoy.
My favorite thing about making this block is that there is no fabric waste!
I'll be using fabric from my custom bundle with DailyLike Canada called 'Dots and Blooms'. >>> A link for the bundle!
As you get more comfortable making this block you can experiment with adding in more fabrics.
The lighter fabric will form the star.
(4) 2.5" Squares
(1) 4.25" Square
(4) 2" Squares
Place two of these squares in opposite corners of the 4.25" square.
The lines will meet and the squares will slightly overlap.
Sew a 1/4" seam allowance on each side of the drawn line.
Cut the block in half along the drawn line.
Press the seam toward the smaller triangles.
Just like before, sew 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn line and then cut along that line.
Yay! We now have four flying geese units and we haven't wasted any fabric!
Trim them to 2" x 3.5" ensuring there is 1/4 of an inch seam allowance at the top of each point.
Let's arrange our block.
Place your geese around the center block forming the star.
Put a 2" square in each corner.
Sew the rows together and now you have a sawtooth star block!
To keep this tutorial from getting too lengthy, I'm including detailed instructions just for the no binding method.
If you wish to add a cute tag, place it facing in along one of the edges.
Now place the backing fabric right side down on the star block.
Leave a 2" opening along one of the sides for turning.
Sew around, clip excess fabric from the corners and turn right side out, tuck in the opening and press with an iron.
Close the opening by topstitching around the block with a 1/8" seam allowance.