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Large No Y-Seam Eight-Point Star Quilt Block Video Tutorial

November 15, 2017

Originally Posted - November 15, 2017
Last Updated - March 14, 2021

My mom's "signature quilt pattern" was an eight-point star.  Usually, it was a Lone Star or Broken Lone star quilt, which is one huge block for the entire quilt.  The problem is I absolutely hate y-seams.  So I have been on a mission to make an eight-point star quilt block with no y-seams.  I also wanted it to be in my "signature quilt" style which is larger than normal blocks.  This no y-seam eight-point star is a seventeen-inch block!
No Y-Seam Star Quilt Block




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This quilt block is a collaboration with QT Fabrics.  They were kind enough to send me over the fabric for this no y-seam eight-point star quilt block.  I will have a complete project for this block over the weekend.  I love the Patchwork Farms fabric.  The fabrics I used for the star remind me of the handkerchiefs that my dad always carried in his back pocket.  His handkerchiefs were usually navy blue though.  If you want to do a smaller block Squash House Quilts has a 9 1/2" version.

Fabric Suggestions For 18" No Y-Seam Eight-Point Star Quilt Block

The fabrics used in the video below are no longer available for purchase.  If you are wanting the farmhouse feel of the original block I suggest the following fabric lines:

The digital mock-ups in both patterns available below use QT Fabrics BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.

This method may look wasteful on the surface but it isn't.  Each time you make a no y-seam eight-point star quilt block you are actually making 3 quilt blocks at once.  You will get 1 eight-point star quilt block, 1 mini pinwheel quilt block, and 8 half-square triangles.  

How To Make The No Y-Seam Eight-Point Star Quilt Block



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Single No Y-Seam Eight Point Quilt Block Pattern - My Shop or Etsy
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6 comments

  1. Thanks for the update on this block. Also for giving us a good large block to easily make a large quilt. I have a king size bed and there are not many patterns for a king size or else they are a lot of blocks. :)

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    1. Robin I don’t like to make a ton of blocks so that’s why I enlarge the blocks. Much quicker to make 30 blocks instead of 60. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. The larger size also makes it easier to manage for those of us challenged by seams and points. Thanks for the tutorial of a very pretty block. And your work is wonderful Melissa.

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  3. Beautiful star! I have made several of these but like your bigger version. You mentioned a Broken Lone Star pattern. Do you have a tutorial or pattern?

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  4. LOVE IT! This would also make a fantastic wall hanging ( 2 x 2 = 36" + borders).

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  5. LOVE IT! I am going to make a wall hanging (2x2 = 36" + borders).

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