25 Free Quilt Patterns with Stars of All Kinds: Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star, Carpenter’s Star, and More!


Quilts with beautiful stars are among the most beloved quilt designs of all time. Are you looking for an Ohio Star quilt block pattern, a Sawtooth Star quilt pattern, or a Friendship Star block pattern? You’ll find all of those designs here and more. All of these patterns contain easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials. They are perfect for any skill level. And don’t worry, there are no y-seams in this list at all.

Along with 25 free star quilt patterns, I’ve added a couple of star-themed mini quilt patterns to the end!

Traditional Ohio Star Quilt with 7 Fat Quarters

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The Ohio Star is a traditional quilt block popular again in quilts of all sizes. This Quarter Ohio Star Quilt Pattern makes coordinating your fabrics a breeze. It uses seven fat quarters (pre-cut 18” x 21” pieces of fabric) and 4 1/2 yards of background fabric to make a 71” x 86” twin-size quilt. This quilt also works excellently with scraps.

Carpenters Star 3-Yard Quilt Pattern

Carpenters Star Quilt
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Sew a beautiful Carpenter’s Star Quilt Pattern with just 3 yards of fabric! This free quilt pattern with half-square triangles might become your all-time favorite. 3 Yard Quilts are so popular right now because most quilters have 3 yards of fabric in their stash that are just waiting for the right pattern. 

Crib Size Big Star Quilt

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Half Square Triangle Star Baby is a fast and easy baby quilt pattern that will teach you a short-cut method for making half-square triangles. I used a solid background fabric and some cute nautical-themed fabrics to make an adorable quilt for a little boy. This 40” x 40” quilt pattern is fat quarter-friendly, too.

Big Star Quilt

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If you like the Star Baby Quilt but want to sew something larger, check out my Big Star Quilt! Finishing at 64” x 64”, it’s perfect for snuggling on the couch. After you have sewn all the half-square triangles you need, you’ll sew them with some extra background pieces. There is no sashing to slow you down.

Sawtooth Star Quilt with Irish Chains

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This Stars and Irish Chain Quilt Pattern was inspired by an Amish quilt I saw in a picture. The Variable Star block is a traditional quilt block that is popular again in quilts of all sizes. This pattern has 13-star blocks and 12 Irish chain blocks for a classic-looking quilt that will be unique depending on the fat quarters you choose.

Carpenter’s Star Throw Quilt Pattern

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This square Carpenter’s Star Throw Quilt Pattern has a finished quilt size of 66” x 66”. It features the classic Carpenter’s star design that you can make with half-square triangles. A cute border frames the center star.

Merry Stars Christmas Quilt

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I think any star quilt can be Christmas-themed if you use the right fabrics, but the Merry Stars Quilt is especially cute for the holidays. Some of the patches are pretty big, which helps to make it fast to sew.

Panel Quilt with Sawtooth Star Corners

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Make a fabric panel into a unique quilt that shines like a star with traditional sawtooth star blocks in the corners. This free tutorial is easy to adapt, so it doesn’t matter what fabric panel size you start with.

Fat Quarter Fancy Star Quilt Pattern

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The Fat Quarter Fancy Star is an explosion of color! This beginner-friendly and fat quarter-friendly free quilt pattern is what you’ve been looking for. It will brighten up your guest room, family room, or any room in the house.

Sawtooth Star Quilt with Inspirational Panel Blocks

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Do you have inspirational square fabric panels that you love but you don’t know what to make with them? Here’s the perfect quilt pattern for that! This easy quilt pattern will make your square panels look beautiful when you turn them into a gorgeous sawtooth star quilt.

Big Modern Sawtooth Star Quilt

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How many big sawtooth stars can you fit on a quilt? That’s a great question. Make the Superstar Quilt to find out. The finished size of this quilt is a generous 60’’ wide by 80’’ long. It’s not what most quilters would call a twin-sized quilt, but I’ve seen plenty of store-bought twin quilts that size and smaller.

Ninja Star Quilt

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Here’s the bold and modern star quilt pattern you’ve been looking for! The Ninja Stars Quilt Pattern is perfect for that hard-to-sew-for person on your list. This free pattern comes with a huge Full or Twin XL size (for someone going off to college) and a fun throw size that’s perfect for watching TV on cool nights.

Star Cakes Quilt Pattern

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Fat Quarter Shop will teach you to make half-square triangles with layer cakes in their free Star Cakes Quilt Pattern. This easy quilt pattern includes a video to explain the steps, too.

Sentimental Stars Quilt

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Sentimental Stars is a classic quilt design with lots of design options. This free quilt pattern looks great as a two-tone quilt in solids, or you could make it with various fabrics.

Stars and Spools 3-Yard Quilt Pattern

Spools of thread and sawtooth stars! This easy 3-yard quilt pattern has everything a quilter loves.

Five Patch Star Quilt Pattern

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My 5 Patch Star Quilt Pattern is perfect for using up scraps or just a few fat quarters, put together with a white or cream background fabric. I’ll also show you some fun variations so you can make it your own!

Friendship Star Quilt

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Remember the Friendship Star Block! See how to make a classic Friendship Star Quilt with sashing. It finishes at 72” x 72”. This easy pattern is also perfect for teaching someone else to make a quilt.

Christmas Wall Hanging Quilt

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The Oh Holy Night Christmas Quilt will keep you singing as you sew. Use my free quilt pattern to make a small Christmas quilt with a pieced star and the words ‘Oh holy night…’ in appliqué letters. The finished size of this quilt is 36” x 36”, so it would make a sweet baby quilt too.

Kitchen Sink Quilt Pattern

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Are you ready for all the stars? Okay, this amazing quilt doesn’t include every star block, but it includes stars, pinwheels, flying geese, and more! It’s the Kitchen Sink Block of the Month Quilt. All block patterns have already been released, so you can access a free PDF download for each one by subscribing to my newsletter. Read all about it in the post linked above.

Sawtooth Star Quilt Using 3 Yards of Fabric

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The 3-Yard Sawtooth Star pattern is simple but stunning. These traditional quilt blocks are made with flying geese units and squares, which is why they are so easy. You’ll also love how easy it is to quilt a smaller quilt like this on your home sewing machine. After learning how to make it, you’ll put this sawtooth star quilt block in other quilts, too.

Amish Star Lap Quilt

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This Amish Star Quilt is also made with just 3 yards and is perfect for a lap or baby quilt. So many color variations would look amazing, but I chose to use classic blue and cream fabrics.

Three-Yard Twin Star Quilt

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I hung my 3-Yard Twin Star Quilt near the stairs leading up to my sewing room. It welcomes friends to sew with me! This traditional block is one of my favorites. It alternates with uneven 9-patch blocks for movement and variety.

Three-Yard Ohio Stars and Ladders Quilt

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For LOTS of excitement, try the Stars and Ladders Quilt! This 3-yard quilt pattern might look time-consuming, but strip-piecing the 4-patch blocks helps to put everything together quickly.

Modern Chunky Star Throw Quilt

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Go bold with the Chunky Star! This modern 3-yard quilt pattern includes the binding, too.

Splendor 3-Yard Quilt Pattern

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The Splendor 3-Yard Quilt Pattern includes two traditional quilt blocks that are so star-like that I couldn’t leave it out. Those blocks are the Flower Patch Block and the 4 Crowns Block. This is one of my most popular free quilt patterns.

Starship Baby Quilt Pattern

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Do you know someone who loves rockets? Here’s a Starship Quilt that will please any space lover. It features friendship star blocks that have been turned into fireballs with red fabric!

Bonus – Mini Quilts with Stars

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Sew a perfect little Friendship Star Mini Quilt for your best friend… if you can bear to give it away! This darling quilt is made up of just squares and half-square triangles.

Ladybug Liberty Mini Quilt

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Red, white, and blue quilts are at the heart of quiltmaking! Decorate your home with the unforgettable Ladybug Liberty Mini Quilt.

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