Star Cluster Mini Quilt Tutorial

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This gorgeous wall quilt from Threadbare Creations is a real charmer. It combines a Crown of Thorns block with a Crystal Star block with wonderful results.





The fabrics the designer chose are lighthearted and lend a whimsical feel to this mini quilt. We can imagine it sewn up in colors for any season or decor. We can also see it made with color coordinated scraps.

star cluster mini quilt

star cluster mini quilt

This is a fun and easy little quilt to make and if you’re new to piecing, its larger pieces are ideal to practice your skills. How you use the quilt is up to you. You could add a hanger and use it as a wall hanging (the pattern includes two options for hanging the quilt).

Or you could turn it into a cushion or maybe make up multiple blocks for a table runner, tablecloth or quilt. I’ve decided to use mine as a table topper for the lamp table beside my chair.

See all the pictures of this lovely quilt.

The finished size of this wall quilt is 16.5″ x 16.5″. The designer thoughtfully included instructions for two types of hanging sleeves so you can hang the quilt without damaging in.

Find the complete instructions for the “Star Cluster” mini quilt here.

Note: The designer is Australian so some of the terminology may seem unfamiliar to those in the U.S. Fabric requirements are listed in centimeters, and batting is called “wadding”.

It’s easy to convert centimeters to inches. Google “centimeters to inches” (or use this link) and a converter will appear at the top of the search results.

Type in the number of centimeters in the box on the left and watch the corresponding number of inches appear in the box on the right.

For example, “35cm white homespun” translates to 13.78″ of 44″ wide white cotton quilting fabric (all measurements are for 44″ wide fabric). Round up, just in case. A half a yard (18″) should do it.