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35 Free Star Quilt Patterns: Free Block Designs and Quilt Ideas

You can never go wrong with a classic! These traditional star quilt patterns are truly timeless.

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
35 Free Star Quilt Patterns Free Block Designs and Quilt Ideas

Star quilt patterns are the quintessential patchwork quilt designs. They are incredibly versatile and fairly easy to piece. Check out our list of 27 Star Quilt Patterns: Free Block Designs and Quilt Ideas for all the star quilting tutorials you'll ever need!

New quilters can get started with star quilt patterns for beginners, while more advanced quilters can try one of the more complex and creative star quilt block patterns that are sure to make any quilt shine.

Besides the free star quilt patterns, we will go over What is a Star Quilt? and other variations of the pattern. If you like traditional quilt blocks and patterns or enjoy combining traditional with modern styles, then you are going to love all of the quilt ideas found in this collection.

Plus! Don't miss our video on how to make a basic star block. It evens shows you how to create a pretty DIY quilted pillow! Follow along with our friend Carolina Moore by clicking play on the video right below!
 

What is a Star Quilt?

Royal Star Quilt

Star blocks and star quilt patterns are popular quilting designs that have been around for hundreds of years, but if you're new to quilting, you may be asking yourself, 'What is a star quilt?' Star quilts are given their name as they resemble evening stars, and can be composed of star blocks or one large star at the center of a quilt.

Star quilt blocks are typically made with 6 or 8 points and are composed of squares and half square triangles, although they can also be made using quarter square triangles.

There are several variations of the traditional star block, including lone star blocks, which are also known as Star of Bethlehem and morning star designs. Lone star blocks are quite intricate and were named for the state of Texas, becoming popular after the fall of the Alamo.

Star quilts are also traditional designs within different Native American communities, in particular, the Lakota tribe, where intricate star designs hold special significance (If you're interested in the history of Native American star quilts, we recommend this excellent article by Cheyenne Cartwright, "Native American Star Quilt History"). Whether you're new to quilting or are looking to step up your skills, be sure to check out all of our excellent star quilt patterns listed below!

Simple Star Quilt Blocks

Castles in the Air Block Tutorial

These simple star quilt patterns, free of any complicated piecing, are the basic building blocks of all star quilt patterns. If you're new to quilting and have never made a quilt block before, then the traditional star is a fantastic place to start. A great way to practice working with half square triangles and basic piecing, these easy star designs are a must for beginner quilters.

Star Quilt Blocks Made with Half-Square Triangles

Scrappy Rainbow Star Quilt Block

These star quilt blocks are some of our easiest quilt block patterns. Typical star blocks use a mixture of half square triangles, a basic technique used in traditional quilting, or quarter square triangles, to create their classic design. Grab your favorite precuts and start making HSTs, because we know you won't be able to resist these easy star blocks.

Creative Star Quilt Blocks

Whirling Star Quilt Block

Spice up your ho-hum star quilt patterns with some unusual star blocks. These star quilt blocks are variations of classic 8 point stars, and include more intricate piecing and cutting. If you've mastered the classic star, then these fun quilt blocks are a great way to take your skills to the next level.

Six-Pointed Star Quilt Patterns

Counting Stars Bed Quilt Tutorial

Six-pointed stars are a bit uncommon in the quilting world, but these patterns show how bright they can shine! These six point star designs are full quilt patterns that you won't be able to resist showing off. Six point stars are a great way to play with design and direction, so don't be afraid to try out different quilting methods.

King and Queen Size Star Quilts

Adaptable Star Quilt

Cover your bedroom in stars with these gorgeous star quilt patterns! If your bed's in need of a serious makeover, then these free quilt patterns and tutorials are the perfect way to show off your star-making skills.

Full and Twin Size Star Quilts

Constellations Full Bed Quilt

Make a quilt for a guest bedroom or kid's bedroom with these star quilt patterns. These DIY star quilts also work as cozy and comfy throw and lap quilts, so if you've been searching for the best quilt to snuggle up with, be sure to check out these tutorials.

Star Quilt Throw Patterns

Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt

Make a star quilt pattern free of the cost and time of a larger quilt. The best part about these lap and throw quilts is that they're large enough to snuggle with but are small enough to easily carry around. These medium size quilts also make beautiful wall hangings!

What's your favorite type of block pattern to make? Let us know below in the comments!
 
 

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I really like star patterns can you tell me if of these patterns 12.5

Looking at all these images of quilt blocks makes me want to start quilting again. However, it would be hard to select a pattern because I like most of them.

Star flower quilt block is so adaptable to so many fabric combinations!

I prefer the star flower quilt block because the focus is on the fabric, rather than the empty center.

Thanks for all of the pictures, they are all so good. I am trying to get my mother some more ideas for quilt pattern ideas. I will be sure to send her this link ! http//moresewforyou.com

These are all so pretty, I don't think I could choose a favorite! I love that they have such imaginative names, too.

Both stars are beautiful, but the Bright Hope Star block stirs my imagination. I prefer that and hope to make at least one when I get back to traditional quilting methods.

I love them all! When you look at the star pattern for inspiration you find it through out history. I think because the star is so versatile in the many ways you can create with it. A star can stand alone and be fabulous or it can be embellished to become more than just a star!

I like both, but my favorite is the Bright Hopes Star Block.

I prefer the Bright Hopes Star Block block because it is different and has a positive name.

I prefer the star flower, more of the block focused on the star and less of backround

I like both stars, but the Bright Hopes is my favorite. I love star blocks.

I like Bright Hopes. It's a little different.

Love the look of the stretched stars quilt

Planning a star quilt for my grandson as my next project. Great ideas here to get me started!

Bright hopes is my favorite

I prefer the star flower quilt block.

Like the colour combinations in Star Flower. It would be just right for a beginner like me. -)

Bright Hopes - very funky and colourful.

Bright Hopes is my favorite.....and on my to do list.

I really prefer the Bright Hopes Star Block.

I like the Bright Hopes Star Block, it is more interesting and complex.

Road to Brownwood Bed Quilt have fabulous contrast colors, I like it so much.

I prefer the Star Flower Quilt Block--love those colors and the design!

I pretty much love all the stars! But of these two the Star Flower for sure.

I like the Bright Hopes Star Block the most

Star Flower Quilt Block, now I have stars in my eyes.

Bright Hopes Star Block - more complex.

I like the Bright Hopes star block.

ever come across a 9 pointed star?? Sue

I am looking for the indi star pattern that I saw on this site before

Nice to have all the star patterns on one page to review. I am wishing to find a five star wall hanging. Can you help me locate it?

i am trying to either order or print pattern for the arkansas quilt block pattern can uou help me

http://www.favequilts.com/Block-Patterns/Arkansas-Traveler-Quilt-Block/

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