How to Sew a Beginner Eight-Point Star Quilt Block by Edyta Sitar — Fat Quarter Shop

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Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts presents Eight-Point Star Quilt Block 101 and shows us the basics of how to make an Eight-Point Star. Although this block may look complicated because of Y-seams, with some excellent tips and tricks from Edyta, you will have a completed block in no time.

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  1. Thanks a lot for this clear explanation. Edyta, you are such a great teacher. Thanks both of you

  2. Mary Beard says:

    well even though I should be cooking for thanksgiving I stopped to make just one…then more and have 7 so far – just WONDERFUL…a block I have tried with bad results until this….so good to have learned something really really good

  3. I love the tutorial and cannot wait to make my first practice 8 point star! What is the mat with the blue binding? is it just batting with a binding around it?

  4. noillucS 33 says:

    Thank you. This is by far the cream of patchwork, beautiful block and the tutorial is so clearly explained. Thanks from England.

  5. quilter_deb says:

    So how do I convert this to a 12 inch finished block?

  6. Tam2 says:

    Just wondering why specifically a microtex needle vs. a universal. Thank you!

  7. Wow I'm really going to try and sew one!! Awesome tutorial!!

  8. How do you get the sprill in the center ,you do not explain what to do to get it.And also would like for you to sew one together and explain the whole thing ..thank you

  9. My block came out great, I just seemed to have trouble adding the corner squares. It wasn't as easy as doing the triangle Y seams. Great tutorial, I wish she would have shown adding the outside squares.

  10. Hi, I think I am having problems with the measurements for the triangles. A 5 3/4" square makes 4 triangles that are slightly larger (taller) than the triangle you place it over on the star before you sew. Is this correct? Is it meant to be slightly larger? If so, can you explain a little clearer how to position the larger triangle?

  11. Love it can't wait to see how it works out

  12. Thank you so much for this wonderful video. I am so excited about getting this one started.

  13. bluerockred says:

    Really great techniques, explanations, & demonstrations! Thanks!

  14. katlady5000 says:

    What a great tutorial. I got an accuquilt and the strip cutter makes perfect diamonds. But I had no idea how to sew them together without screwing everything up. This helps me a ton. My cutting is not as good as I would like so the accuquilt helps me a lot. lol

  15. I watched this for the first time today. I am so happy to have tried this method,my star came out beautiful. I followed everything and so far have made about 8 stars. Thank you so much, You have been such a help.

  16. I would like to make it a finished 12 1/2 “ block can you tell me the size of the diamonds, triangles, and squares i would need?

  17. sharon brody says:

    why do you back stitch

  18. peter welch says:

    Fantastic tutorial. Especially useful to know how to cut the diamonds with basic rulers most of us already have and not have to buy yet another "special" ruler. Microtex needles are great too. So much good info in this lesson.

  19. Zi really like your star and I plan to make it. My first attempt was not too successful, but I will not give up. I think I need a new ruler. Thank you again.

  20. Thank you for the video. I have been afraid to try a diamond with those Y seams. You're method is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your techniques! You star quilts are beautiful!

  21. Mags Nash says:

    OMG 😲 what a beautiful fantastic lady ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ I have learnt so much from this lady she's a ⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️

  22. Andy G says:

    Beautiful clear instructions, I'm going to try an eight-point star quilt next. Thank you.

  23. Bren Barnes says:

    this is very well explained i can't wait to try it .

  24. Lisa Shirley says:

    This will be my first attempt at a quilt block. This tutorial has given me a little more confidence. Thank you so much for posting!

  25. can I make it 9" block

  26. Also, for beginners like me who don't have all the correct rulers, if you add one inch to the top and bottom, mark them and cut at a 45 degree, it works fabulous!
    Thanks! Its beautiful! I can't wait to finish my star! After I finish my practice star, I am going to add stars to the quilt I am making for my bed! Thanks again!

  27. Katie Steele says:

    Very helpful! Especially how to add the outer triangles and squares and which way to fold/press the seams!

  28. omg this just changed my life!

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