20 Easy Star Quilt Patterns For a Beginner


The best part is that all these star quilt patterns are free! Whether you are looking for an Ohio Star quilt block pattern, a Sawtooth Star quilt pattern, or a Friendship Star block pattern, you’ll find precisely what you want here. Pick one of these free patterns to make your first quilt, or make a quilt to give away or donate.

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 20 free star quilt patterns, I’ve added a couple of mini quilt patterns to the end!

Medallion Star Quilts

Medallion star quilts usually have a big star design in the center of the quilt. These quilts are often square-shaped. Here are some easy medallion star quilts that are perfect for beginner quilters.

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.

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 of the half-square triangles you need, you’ll sew them together with some extra background pieces. There is no sashing to slow you down.

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.

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.

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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, your family room, or any room in the house.

Classic Quilt Layouts with Stars

The classic quilt layout is in a grid with rows and columns. These classic quilt designs are still popular a hundred years after they were first invented.

The Ohio Star is a traditional quilt block that is popular again in quilts of all sizes. This Quarter Ohio Star Quilt Pattern makes coordinating your fabrics a breeze. It uses 7 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 excellent with scraps.

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.

Fat Quarter Shop will teach you how 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.

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!

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.

Modern Quilt Layouts with Stars

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.

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.

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 of the 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.

Easy Star Quilts Using Just 3 Yards of Fabric

Three-yard quilt patterns are really popular right now because these easy patterns are great for using fabrics in your stash. They make great lap quilts, baby quilts, or small throw quilts. Don’t miss these 3-yard patterns featuring traditional and modern star quilt blocks. Or check out all my 3-Yard Quilt Patterns.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The Splendor 3-Yard Quilt Pattern includes two traditional quilt blocks 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 post popular free quilt patterns.

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!

Mini Quilts with Stars

My mini quilt wall provides inspiration to me and anyone else who visits my sewing room! Never underestimate the power of a quilt as art. Here are five mini quilt patterns that feature stars. See lots more mini quilt patterns.

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.

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

I hope you found just the star quilt pattern you were looking for. If not, check out all of my free quilt patterns and my free sewing patterns too.

Happy Sewing!

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