Four Point Star Sawtooth Quilt Block for Beginners

The Four Point Star Sawtooth quilt block is an easy block for a beginning quilter!  This is the twelfth block in the Scrappy Stars Quilt Pattern series.  

In about an hour you can make this easy 8 ½” x 8 ½” block!!!   

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Cutting Fabric for the Four Point Star Sawtooth Quilt Block

Refer to the Scrappy Stars Quilt Pattern for total fabric requirements. 

Center:  Red fabric cut 4 – 1 ½” x 2 ½” strips.  White fabric cut 4 – 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares and 4 – 1 ½” x 2 ½” strips.

cut fabric units for quilt block center

Outer Corners:  Cut 4 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” white squares

Flying Geese:  Cut 1 – 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” white square and 4 – 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅞” red squares.

Sew the Four Point Star Sawtooth Quilt Block

Refer to the Easy No Waste Flying Geese Block post on how to sew the four flying geese needed for this block.

four no waste flying geese blocks

Sew the 4 ½” x 4 ¼” Center Block

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 1 ½” white squares.

drawing diagonal line on cream fabric square

Right sides together pin these squares onto the end of each of the red strips, with the diagonal lines all facing in the same direction.

sewing on diagonal line to join two fabric units

Sew along the drawn line of each.  Trim the outer corner ¼” from the seam.  Press toward the red strip.

trimming outside corners of units with a scissors

Right sides together sew each of these strips to a white strip to form four little blocks.  Press seams toward the white strips.

Layout the blocks to form the design of the four point star.

Place the top two blocks right sides together and sew them to each other.  Do this to the two bottom blocks also.  Now you have two rows!

Press the seam of the top row to the right and press the seam of the bottom row to the left.

Place the two rows right sides together.  Line up the center seams, pin in place, and sew the two rows together.  Press seams open.

Trim to 4 ½” x 4 ½” square, if needed.

finished center square block

Finish the Block

Arrange the flying geese blocks around the center of the 4 ½” x 4 ½” center square.  Place the 2 ½” x 2 ½” white squares in each corner.

layout of units for four point star quilt block

Sew both white corners onto the top flying geese block and both white corners on the bottom flying geese block.  Press the seams outward toward the corners.

sewing corner square onto flying geese block

Sew each of the flying geese blocks to the sides of the 4 ½” x 4 ½” center square.  Press the seams inward toward the center.

sewing flying geese blocks to center block

Now there are three rows to sew together!

Sew the top row onto the top of the center row.  Then sew the bottom row onto the bottom of the center row.

Press seams open.

Trim the block, if necessary, to measure 8 ½” x 8 ½” square.  I like to use the 12 ½” square Omnigrip Plastic Ruler to accomplish this task!

trimming quilt block with rotary cutter and plastic ruler on cutting mat

This four point star block is adorable!

Watch for the next block in this series to continue making the Scrappy Stars Quilt Pattern.

Happy quilting!!!


finished four point star quilt block in red and cream

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