green and pink double sawtooth star quilt block with title.

Double Sawtooth Star quilt block

If you’ve made a regular Sawtooth Star quilt block, this will be easy. The middle square is simply replaced by a smaller sawtooth star block.

Theoretically you could keep nesting stars inside smaller and smaller or make it large enough to be a whole quilt, but most of the time a double star is enough.

It is great on its own or as part of the Twinkle Sampler Quilt.

Fabric requirements

for a 12″ block

  • four 3-1/2″ squares background fabric
  • four 2″ squares background fabric
  • one 3-1/2″ square feature fabric 2
  • four 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ flying geese units* background and feature fabric 1
  • four 2″ x 3-1/2″ flying geese units** background and feature fabric 2

*Use your favourite method for constructing the flying geese units. For the larger flying geese, I recommend the Most Popular method. It makes four units at a time. Remember that they will finish at 3″ x 6″, so they need to be 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

**For the smaller flying geese, I recommend the Easiest Ever method. It is the most accurate when working with small pieces, and the waste is minimal. They will finish at 1-1/2″ x 3″, so they need to be 2″ x 3-1/2″.

fabric pieces laid out for double sawtooth star quilt block.

Block assembly

Lay out all the pieces according to the picture. It is easy to see how they will go together.

Begin with making the inner sawtooth star. It goes together in the regular way.

constructing the inner star of a double sawtooth star quilt block.

Join the pieces into rows, pressing the seams away from the flying geese.

This pressing will make it easier to join the rows.

double sawtooth star block in progress.

The inner star will be 6-1/2″ square.

Once it is complete, it is treated just like a plain centre piece.

inner star complete in double sawtooth star block.

Join the pieces into rows, pressing towards the flying geese.

assembling the rows for the star quilt block.

Then join the rows together.

final step for double sawtooth star.

Give a final press. The block will be 12-1/2″

green and pink double sawtooth star quilt block.

You’re done!

Video tutorial


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Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

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Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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