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Sawtooth Star Quilt Block 8" 

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Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

How To Make A
Sawtooth Star Quilt Block Pattern

The block is another classic.

It is a simple design made up of squares and flying geese and can be very effective in a quilt.  

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut four 2½” squares for corners
  • Cut one 4½” square for center

For the four flying geese, cut:

  • Four rectangles 2½ x 4½”, and
  • Eight 2½” squares.

To make the Flying Geese:

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the eight 2½” squares.  

Set one square on top (right sides together) of the rectangle.  


This is easier to sew if you start at the center of the rectangle rather than at the corner.

Make sure edges are even, and

  • sew along the drawn line of the square.  
  • Press towards the corner, and
  • trim the underneath two layers away, leaving ¼” seam allowance.
FlyingGeeseSewing

Set a square on the other end of the rectangle (right sides together), and again

  • sew along the drawn line.  
  • Press towards the corner, and
  • trim the underneath layers away, leaving ¼” seam allowance.
FlyingGeeseSewing

Sew the three rows (as in diagram at top), using a ¼” seam allowance throughout:

  • Row 1 is square, flying geese unit, square (press seams away from center)
  • Row 2 is flying geese unit, large square, flying geese unit (press seams toward center)
  • Row 3 is square, flying geese unit, square (press seams away from center)

Now sew the three rows together, taking care to match seams.

Now you are done - Congratulations!!

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