Tutorial for Quarter Square Triangles

Learning to create quarter square triangles will enhance your ability to create great quilting blocks!



Quilters love easy quarter square blocks because they are so versatile. We’ll break it down for you by various quilting techniques - regular piecing, template piecing, applique piecing, foundation quilting, and paper piecing.

There are many possibilities with the star quilting block! We picked two of our favorites.

star quilt pattern

One made using Quarter Square Triangles which we'll show you how to piece with basic quilting techniques. (no special templates or quilting rulers will be needed).

The second one will be made with the flying geese quilting technique. We'll teach you how to make another version of the versatile star quilt pattern without any special templates or rulers.

Finally, we'll give you ideas for laying out the versatile Star blocks, plus ideas for using various quilting rulers and templates. We'll even make suggestions on how to make your "Star" shine.

How many star patterns are there? The best answer is many...all that have been created and some yet to be created.

You will quickly realize, if you do any reading at all about quilting patterns, any given quilting block will have several different names. We thought the ‘Variable Star‘ was the most common.

The 8-pointed star, also known as radiant star or Houston star, to name a few, seems to be one of the most common star quilt blocks.

Take a look at the pattern we created for you. While this is not a beginner pattern you will soon be able to tackle it.

It is not hard once you learn the terms and techniques.

The Variable Star can even feature Flying Geese. You can turn the center block into a modified Nine Patch. Sort of like the feed sacks you knew as a kid.

Maybe not you, but I'm old enough to remember this.

Study a nine patch block to understand the structure of this block.

The one dominate cut in a star quilting block is the quarter square triangle. You can move the colors around to achieve different designs.

Feel free to view, and yes, even print any or all of these great tutorials by one of my favorite places to shop at Connecting Threads.com

Connecting Threads has wonderful fabrics and lots to choose from....believe me it's not unusual for me to spend my allowance with them.

They have Great prices and half price sales on fabric already priced VERY low....

Free Tutorial for Quarter Square Triangles


Once you click on one of the Free Lessons below when you are ready simply click on the BACK ARROW to come back to ‘Quilting-Tidbits' and look around our site for more inspirational and motivational tidbits.

We take pride in our dedication to showing you all about quilting...it is easy and we promise you will enjoy the visit.


TUTORIAL
by connecting-threads.com


  1. FREE Lesson - Stars - Intro to Stars
  2. FREE Lesson - Stars - QST Variable Stars
  3. FREE Lesson - Stars - Flying Geese Variable Stars 


These lessons provided by connecting-threads.com on how to make a quilt are easy.

Feel free to print the lessons out and keep for your reference and use.

Or better yet, put quilting-tidbits.com in your favorites and come back often. Look around this site and you will find many, many free quilting instructions at quilting-tidbits.com

Be sure and visit our Machine Quilting Patterns and Continuous Line Quilting Patterns for quilting ideas once you piece together a top.



lone Star Quilt Pattern

How to Make a Quilt

Quilting Instructions

Half Square Triangles

Return to Keepsake Quilting from Quarter Square Triangles




Let's Talk About Quilts. 
Join us on Facebook. 


Search This Site

Loading



Quilting Patterns

quilt of valor block
View Cart

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU

"No Hassle" Money Back Guarantee. 

48-Hr turn around for Q-T related questions.

Beginners Love Us, so do the Experienced.

Free sharing of quilting techniques & ideas. 

Exclusive Machine Quilting Patterns.

Utmost accuracy when creating quilt patterns.

Downloadable Patterns.

Join Our Newsletter!

Be the first to receive our latest tips and techniques;
FREE patterns, too!




Digitized Patterns

machine quilting designs

If it is elegant designs you are looking for then try our
Machine Quilting Patterns!

machine quilting designs

Find fun digitized sewouts
in our great selection of many
Continuous Line Digitized Quilting Patterns!

More Machine Quilting Patterns!

Save with our Sets

Need Information?
You can get it here!

Quilt Backing

Quilt Borders

Quilt Batting

Binding a Quilt

Mitered Corners

How to Hang a Quilt

ab's Practice Quilt...

QuiltingStitches Jigsaw PuzzleQuiltingStitches Jigsaw Puzzle

This is my practice quilt when learning 'how to'...
Have fun...

Easy Quilt Patterns

Click my PET for Easy Beginner Quilt Patterns

Drunkard's Path

DrunkardsPath Jigsaw PuzzleDrunkardsPath Jigsaw Puzzle

You may feel that you are on a Drunkard's Path after working this one...

Testimonials

Gee, you really do answer all questions.  The 8-point star pattern is great with very little hassles.  Wish you had it sized for a full size bed.  Sharon, Ohio


Judy from Tennessee says "I really enjoyed viewing your site and learned so much! Will definitely return to learn more.
Thank you for all the 'freebies'


Freda here, WOW! your site is a pleasure to browse through.  Great tips...Keep them coming!