This is a quick review of the steps involved in making this four star quick corner quilt. More detailed instructions about cutting quick corners, sewing, and adding borders can be found in the other videos in this series. Click here for more star quilts.
Are you looking for an easy quilt top
that you can complete and weekend? Do you
like the look of stars but cringe at
the thought of matching all those
triangle tips? Relax – there’s just four
intersections to match in each star.
Better yet only squares and other
rectangles are used in this pattern.
Ready to start sewing? In this video I’ll
give you a short overview of making this
quilt using the quick corner method.
Videos with more detailed instructions
I’ve provided diagrams for cutting along
with other directions. You can download
these handouts at LearnHowToQuilt.com under Quilt Classes- the Four Star
Make sure your fabric has been pressed
before you begin. You need to cut these
shapes from the star fabric and these
from the background fabric.
First I’ll make these sets of star rays
using the quick corner method. You’ll
need eight of the rectangles and sixteen
of the squares. Mark a diagonal on the
wrong side of each one of the small
squares. Use a pencil or just press. Take
the small square and a rectangle. Put
right sides together and then sew on
that diagonal. I’ll take another square
line it up in the corner and sew. Press to
the corners. After pressing you’ll notice
there’s three layers of fabric here. You
may choose to have all three layers or
choose to cut some out. To make the star
rays in the center of this quit block
you’ll need four of these seven and a
half inch squares and the rest of the
three-and-a-half inch squares. Mark the
diagonals and then sew a square in each
one of the corners. Press and you’ll end
up with a block like this. Lay out your
block. I’ll be sewing in rows. It doesn’t
really make a difference if you go
vertically or horizontally.
However, on these directions, the rows are
sewn vertically. I start off by putting
right sides together.
I’ll take these over to my sewing
machine and sew with the quarter inch
seam allowance. I’ll go back to the
design wall and lay out my quilt. Put
right sides together; take it to my
sewing machine and then sew. I’ll continue
in this manner until I have each row
sewn together. Next I press the seams in
the direction of the arrows on the
pattern. Put right sides together making
sure to match the intersections.
My rows are pressed and I am ready to add
borders. I use the measurement through
the center as a guideline. Then I cut
both the bottom and top border strips
the same size as the center measurement
to add the side borders. I repeated the
process of using this Center measurement
to cut my border strips. I continue in
this manner cutting each set of borders
based on the center’s measurement. Here’s
my completed top pin and basted and
ready for machine quilting. If you would
like more instructions about each one of
these processes, check out the other
videos in this series.
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