pdf Digital Download


Home Decor
Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.

About the designer

I started quilting in 2000, after years of wondering how to do it, and haven't looked back. As my children grow up I have more time to enjoy creating quilts from my own designs. Please visit my blog ...

Read More » View all patterns by designer (20) »
Photo of canuckquilter

Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail

from Canuck Quilter Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail
Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail
Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail
Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail
Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail
Sparkling Strings/Sparkling Trail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a rotary cutter

Pattern Description:

European Union customers: EU law now requires ALL sellers to collect VAT on any digital sale to any EU country. On Craftsy, individual designers are considered the sellers but I do not have the resources to properly administer VAT. As much as I value your business, if you reside in the EU I ask you to please not buy this pattern in this venue as this would place my small business at risk of being fined for non-compliance with your country's laws.


Enjoy piecing this starry quilt with no set-in seams! Choose scrappy strings to make this quilt sparkle or make up the solids version for a bright, quick finish. Batiks, 1930's reproductions, bold modern prints - any fabric palette would shine in this design. Try reds and greens for a stunning Christmas quilt.

There is less piecing here than it seems: the background is made up of solid strips rather than the multiple triangles you see in many equilateral triangle quilts, speeding assembly. With speedy assembly you'll have more time to be creative quilting all the wonderful negative space.

While an equilateral triangle ruler will help speed your cutting, it is not required. A paper tiangle template is included in the pattern.

Instructions are included for both the string version and the solid version.

I take pride in my designs and strive to make my patterns clear and accurate. Please do not hesitate to contact me at patterns@canuckquilter.com if you have questions about the pattern. (And if, despite my best efforts, you find an error in any of my pattern, please let me know and give me the opportunity to correct it!)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 49" x 6 1/2" (version without borders)
  • 59" x 75" (version with borders)


  • Assorted scrap fabric strips/strings
  • OR
  • 2 yards total assorted red scraps
  • 3/8 yard total assorted green scraps
  • 2 1/4 yards background fabric
  • 1/4 yard inner border fabric
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric
  • 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 yard backing fabric
  • batting

You Will Also Need:

  • rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler
  • equilateral triangle ruler (optional)

Read blog or news article about this pattern »