Use Up Skinny Strips in a String-Pieced Star Block

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Finish One for a Mini or Combine Several for a Larger Quilt!

String-piecing makes short work of this charming 8-point star block. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to use up thin scraps of fabric.

The star was designed to use mostly 1″ wide strips in a variety of fabrics, although strips of varying widths would also work. Notice that there’s a solid white ring toward the center that helps unify the block. Choose another color if you prefer a stronger accent.

String Star Block Tutorial

Paper was used by the designer for the foundation. However, you could also use a lightweight fabric and omit having to remove the paper from the string-pieced segments.

Combine several blocks for a quilt, with or without sashing in between. Or sew three blocks together end-to-end for a runner. There are many other ways the block can be used, too.

The completed block, designed by Corey from Coriander Quilts, is 12″ square.

Click here for the free “String Star” quilt block tutorial.


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