Old Glory Quilt Pattern

Updated August 22, 2023

It doesn't get grander than the Old Glory Quilt Pattern. This patriotic quilt pattern is simple, relying on just two timeless quilt blocks: the half square triangle and the sawtooth star, accompanied by squares. The familiarity of these classic elements carries a sense of tradition while allowing room for personal creativity. The arrangement of these components forms a colossal American flag that seems to wave with pride. The stars and stripes, set diagonally, yield a visually stunning outcome that captures the essence of patriotism. Crafting this quilt becomes a labor of love that will surely bring a warmth and comfort into your home for years to come.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size60 inches wide x 72 inches long

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Primary TechniqueQuilting


What Is a Half-Square Triangle?

A Half-Square Triangle (HST) is a basic unit in quilting and patchwork that consists of two triangles created by cutting a square diagonally from corner to corner. These triangles are then rearranged and sewn together along their edges to form a right-angle triangle. HSTs are widely used in quilt patterns to create various geometric designs, patterns, and motifs. They can be arranged in different orientations, colors, and combinations to achieve intricate and visually appealing quilt layouts. The versatility of Half-Square Triangles makes them a fundamental building block for quiltmakers, enabling them to create a wide range of patterns and designs.

What Is a Sawtooth Star?

A sawtooth star, also known as a Sawtooth Star quilt block, is a traditional quilting pattern commonly used in patchwork and quilting projects. It is characterized by a central square or block surrounded by four triangular shapes that create a star-like appearance. The corners of the central square extend outward, resembling the teeth of a saw, hence the name "sawtooth." This design can be varied by using different fabrics and colors, allowing quilters to create visually appealing and intricate patterns. Sawtooth star blocks are often combined with other blocks to create larger quilt designs, and they have been popular in quilting for their versatility and timeless appeal.

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