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1904 Star

Complete instructions to make 1904 Star quilt block in multiple quantities. Note: strip width for peaky and spike units are slightly larger than actual templates because of the angle. While I make every effort to be sure of accuracy, I am unable to test every variation. Before you cut up large amounts of fabric, cut and sew a test block or two. If you find any errors, please email me at "jeannethro2 at yahoo dot com".

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Finished Size:
36 inches by 36 inches
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Fabrics

Fabric 1 Fabric 1: 3/4 yd
Cut 5 strips 2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 72 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.
Cut 3 strips 43/4 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 peakys.
Fabric 2 Fabric 2: 1/4 yd
Cut 3 strips 2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.
Fabric 3 Fabric 3: 1/4 yd
Cut 3 strips 2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.
Fabric 4 Fabric 4: 5/8 yd
Cut 2 strips 43/4 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 right spikes.
Cut 2 strips 43/4 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 left spikes.
Fabric 5 Fabric 5: 3/8 yd
Cut 2 strips 31/2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 half square triangles using a half square triangle ruler.
Cut 1 strip 31/2 inches wide. Subcut strip into 9 squares.
Fabric 6 Fabric 6: 1/4 yd
Cut 3 strips 2 inches wide. Subcut strips into 36 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.

Instructions

Square in a Square on Point

Square in a Square on Point instructions

  • Align the long edge of 2 fabric 3 quarter square triangles on opposite sides of the fabric 5 square, right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam along triangle long edges; press seams toward triangle.
  • Align the long edges of 2 more fabric 3 quarter square triangles on remaining opposite sides of fabric 5 square, right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam along triangle long edges; press seams toward triangles.

Make 9 square in a square on point units.

Peaky and Spike

Peaky and Spike instructions

  • Align raw edges of a right spike triangle to right long side of peaky triangle, fabric right sides together (you should have tails from spike triangle hanging over).
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam on edge just aligned; press seam toward small triangle.
  • Align raw edges of a left spike triangle to left long side of peaky triangle, fabric right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam on edge just aligned; press seam toward small triangle.

Make 36 peaky and spike units.

Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter Square Triangles instructions

  • Align a fabric 2 and fabric 6 quarter square triangle on long side, fabric right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam; press fabric toward darker fabric.
  • Place 2 fabric 1 quarter square triangles on either side of square forming the larger triangle.
  • Flip a triangle over on to the square where they should be sewn, fabric right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam; press seams toward fabric 1.
  • Repeat to sew the remaining fabric 1 quarter square triangle on the other side.

Make 36 quarter square units.

Center Star

Center Star instructions

  • Layout center star as shown with square in square in the center, peaky and spike units adjacent to center unit square, and previously sewn triangle in the corners.
  • Flip column 2 on top of column 1 right sides together and sew together with a ¼ inch seam. Do NOT cut apart between rows.
  • Open and flip column 3 on top of column 2 right sides together and sew a ¼ inch seam. Again do NOT cut apart between rows.
  • Turn your work and flip row 2 on top of row 1.
  • Sew together with a ¼ inch seam.
  • Open and flip row 3 on top of row 2, fabric right sides together.
  • Sew a ¼ inch seam.
  • Press seams to one side.

Sew 9 center star units.

Finishing

Finishing instructions

  • Align 4 fabric 5 half square triangles to corners of center star to form a square block.
  • Flip triangles on long side, fabric right sides together.
  • Sew each triangle with a ¼ inch seam and press seams toward triangles.

Make 9 1904 Star blocks.

Border instructions

Quilt Sandwich instructions

Binding instructions

Templates

template 1
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