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Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial. One of the classic quilt blocks and an element of many sampler quilts and even some star quilt patterns, the Ohio Star block is easy to sew as long as you can make an hourglass unit and join simple squares.

Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial

The Ohio Star quilt block is sewn on a 3 x 3 grid, featuring three rows and three columns. It is made from five patchwork squares and four hourglass blocks. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sew an Ohio Star block that’s 12″ finished (12 1/2″ unfinished), which is the perfect size for bee blocks and sampler quilts! From grey background fabric: - Cut 4 squares 4 1/2″ each - Cut 2 squares 5-1/4″ each From pink star fabric (pictured is Luckie from Blend Fabrics)- Cut 1 square 4 1/2″ each - Cut 2 squares 5-1/4″ each 1. 2. 3. 4.

Like you did earlier, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another in pencil. 5. 6. 7. 8. It’s that easy to make an Ohio Star block! To get the smaller square size, add 1/2″ to that number. (4 + 1/2 = 4-1/2″) Learn for life! Kick up your feet! Free Quilt Patterns. Quilt Blocks Galore! The Online Quilt Block Pattern Library. Generations Quilt Block Patterns. Why you find so much free stuff on this site...Some of the links on this page are affiliate links.

Generations Quilt Block Patterns

If you buy something thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information found on this site. To learn more, read my full Disclosure Policy. * * * New pattern added January 17, 2016 * * * In our free Quilt Block Patterns library (click to skip straight to the blocks) you'll find illustrated directions for cutting and piecing your favorite patchwork block...and not just images, but pictures of the actual block during construction! For the beginning quilter, there are loads of pictures each step of the way and helpful tips for making more accurate blocks.

If you've been quilting awhile, the cutting instructions, technique advice and any downloads may be all you need. These patterns are for your personal use only. Keep it Simple You SHOULDN'T HAVE TO buy a specialty ruler or tool to make a single block. That said... Tips and techniques... Designing quilt patterns using Excel and Paint. I use Excel and Paint to design most of my quilt patterns (or the back of an envelope, lol), and someone suggested a post a tutorial on here for how to use them.

Designing quilt patterns using Excel and Paint

So here it is! For this, I used Excel 2003. 2007 and 2010 work mostly the same, just things are in different spots. I have access to both, so let me know if you have any questions on where to find things. If you don’t have Excel and don’t want to pay for it, Open Office is a free software that is similar to Microsoft Office, and it has a spreadsheet program. For designing quilts, it works just as well. Designing a quilt with Excel. I didn’t get much sewing done this week; I was too busy doing some much needed deep cleaning and organizing in my house.

Designing a quilt with Excel

But in my typical ADD fashion when it comes to quilting, I started a new project that I’m going to call “Rock Garden,” using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics in my stash, combined with a few others I bought at the time to go with them. Because Fassett often uses a lot of bold prints, I really wanted something that would show off the fabric, and I wanted to keep it a simple construction. While trolling my Pinterest quilt board, I found this from the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild: I like this a lot, but when I saw this beauty (from Modern Quilts Unlimited), I knew I found my project: It’s a pretty easy concept to figure out, but I wanted some help placing the blocks since I plan to make mine bed sized.

I had seen a tutorial for designing quilts using Excel awhile back and thought I’d give it a try. I don’t have too much done yet. XOXO, Sandra Like this: Like Loading... Designing a quilt with Excel.