Sawtooth Star

Here is a new version of one of my older BOMs, the Sawtooth Star. And this time I am giving you two ways to make the same star.

Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.

For the four color Sawtooth Star you will need four different star colors, and your background-
From each star color, cut one 3 7/8 inch squares and one 3 1/2 inch square.
From your background, cut four 3 7/8 inch squares and four 3 1/2 inch squares
Or you may choose to use just two star colors.
From each star color, cut two 3 7/8 inch squares and two 3 1/2 inch square.
From your background, cut four 3 7/8 inch squares and four 3 1/2 inch squares

Once again we are working with diagonal half squares. (You can find directions with diagrams for making diagonal half squares by following this link. .) Place 3 7/8 inch square of background and a star color right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.)

Now if you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. This will be your sewing line.

After you have sewn on your sewing line, 1/4 inch on either side of your corner to corner to line, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches. Repeat with the remaining 3 7/8 inch squares of background and star colors.


You may now assemble your block in rows. It is important that you follow the pattern for placing the star colors. Each number, 1 2 3 4, is a different star color.

   

Complete your block by sewing the rows together in order. The finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

    Here is my Row by Row 12 1/2 inch sawtooth star

I used four 3 7/8 inch squares from my background and color two, four 3 1/2 inch squares of my background, and two 3 1/2 inch squares each of colors three and five


This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Sawtooth Star Delaware Quilts August 2001


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