Shoot for the Stars With 10 Free Star Quilt Patterns

Stars are a part of quilting history, popping up in numerous traditional quilt block patterns. But the star motif is being used in new and exciting ways all the time! From scrappy and wonky stars to precise and paper-pieced stars, star quilt blocks offer a versatile and exciting way to add whimsy to your quilting projects.

Here are 10 of our favorite FREE star quilt patterns for you to stitch up! 

Confetti Start Quilt Block - Pattern on www.craftsy.com Photo via DuringQuietTime

1. Confetti Star Block

The Confetti Star Block is a free star quilt pattern from designer DuringQuietTime. The wonky look of the star is planned rather than improvisational, however, with a paper-piecing method. Use an assortment of colored fabric scraps to make this fun star quilt block. A group of four stars makes a 12″ finished quilt block.

Free Craftsy Pattern - Quilted Star Pillow Photo via Elizabeth Dackson

2. Marinar’s Star Pillow

Elizabeth’s Mariner’s Star Pillow Pattern is a free download that you can use to make a stand-alone quilt block, a pillow cover or an entire quilt. The paper-pieced block makes a great 20″ holiday pillow or anytime design, depending on your color scheme. Use a planned or scrappy fabric approach for this pillow, which incorporates log cabin piecing around the border.

Piece Diamond Star BlockPhoto via Quiet Play

3. Diamond Star Paper Pieced Block

If you can’t get enough of paper-pieced star patterns, try the Diamond Star, designed by Kristy. “I love stars and I love blocks set on point. So I have combined these two loves in this pattern,” she says. Each 10″ star quilt block can represent its own color scheme. This block works great on point quilting techniques.

Star Bright Quilt Photo via swimbikequilt

4. Star Bright Quilt

Katie’s free Star Bright Quilt Pattern comes in a few sizes: crib, throw and another version that uses pre-cut 5″ or 10″ squares for added convenience! She designed this simple, beginner-friendly quilt pattern as a resource for participants in the 100 Quilts for Kids Charity Quilt drive.

Basketweave Star Quilt Block Photo via Nydia Kehnle

5. Basketweave Star Block

The Basketweave Star Block pattern is a four-section paper-pieced design that uses a “braided” fabric technique to achieve stunning results. Try this block in monochromatic scrappy prints, coordinating solids or perhaps a rainbow of fabric prints. Add a border to the resulting block to make a fabulous throw pillow.

Vintage Star Quilt - Pattern by Craftsy MemberPhoto via Jeni Baker

6. Giant Vintage Star Quilt

This Giant Vintage Star Quilt tutorial, which uses 8 to 16 fat quarters and 2 yards of background fabric. You can also follow Jeni’s lead and use vintage sheets to make a fabulous floral quilt.

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Stars Quilt on Craftsy Photo via Melissa Corry

7. STARS Quilt

The STARS quilt pattern makes a queen-size quilt, and incorporates 6 blocks each of 6 different star pattern blocks. You can also individualize your quilt by creating the stars in slightly different sizes (instructions included), though the blocks will measure the same size when you add borders and trim the blocks at a wonky angle.

Inverted Quilted Star
Photo via Common Threads

8. Inverted Star Block

This easy star quilt block pattern combines squares and half-square triangles for a rainbow-colored block that looks great in any colors you choose. Practice lining up your seams with an accurate ¼” seam allowance, and you’ll have no trouble whipping up several of these quilt blocks for a quilting bee or a project of your own.

Star Seams Block Photo via Six White Horses

9. Star Seams Block

The challenge of the Star Seams Quilt Block adds to its beauty. Anna has created the free template for this advanced paper-pieced star quilt block inspired by a decorative mirror. You’ll just need to print two copies of the pattern for a 12.5″ finished block.

Star Seams Block Photo via Sheila

10. Oh My Stars! Quilt

Created as part of Sheila’s Oh My Stars! Quilt Along, this free printable planning tool will help you arrange your star blocks for a throw, twin, full or queen-size quilt. Pick up 16 fat quarters or raid your overflowing stash of fabric scraps to make this quilt, pieced from star units in different sizes.

Which of these free star quilt patterns is your favorite?

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