Ohio Star Free Block Pattern

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this classic quilt block is a must-have in your repertoire. With its simple yet striking design, the Ohio Star Block is perfect for adding a touch of charm to any quilting project. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating this timeless block. So grab your sewing machine, some colorful fabric, and let's get started!

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Fabric A
(4) 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" 
(2) 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"

Fabric B
(2) 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"
(1) 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" 

1/4" seam allowance throughout 

Making the HST (Half Square Triangles)

  1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all (2) Fabric A - 6 ½" squares. Place a Fabric A 6 ½" square right sides together on a Fabric B 6 ½" square.
  2. Sew a ¼" seam on each side of the line then cut on the line. Press to the dark side then trim blocks to 6" square.
  3. Repeat with the remaining 6 ½" squares.

Making the QST (Quarter Square triangles)

  1. Place two HST right sides together with the diagonal lines parallel and opposing colors touching. (Fabric A should face Fabric B)
  2. On the wrong side draw a diagonal line in the opposite direction of the existing seam. Sew a ¼"seam on each side of the line then cut on the line. Press open then trim block to 5 ½" square.
  3. Repeat on the remaining HST pair.

Assembling the block

  1. Lay out the block pieces as shown below. Sew together one row at a time. Press seams to one side, or open. Stitch the rows together to make the block.
  2. Trim to 15" square.


Block assembly for the Ohio Star Block

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