Starburst - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Happy December! A new month means it's time for a new FREE quilt block! This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is Stars! Over twenty designers are sharing free star quilt block patterns for you to sew!

Starburst free quilt block pattern

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The Starburst quilt block pattern uses raw-edge applique - a favorite technique of mine!

Starburst quilt block pattern

I think it would be really fun to make a sampler style quilt with loads of different star blocks, but all using the same fabric! But this one looks good as a whole quilt too! Or make just a few blocks for a fun table runner!

Quilt design made with free Starburst quilt block pattern
Art Deco inspired color palette

Quilt design made with free Starburst quilt block pattern
Cranberry inspired palette

Quilt design made with free Starburst quilt block pattern
Red, white, and blue!

For my sample block, I chose Kona solids Lemon, School Bus, and Kumquat from my stash, along with Kona Black for the background.

Kona fabrics, Aurifil threads, and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2

I traced the stars from the pattern onto the Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 using a lightpad, then pressed them onto the fabric.

Prepping for raw-edge applique

My Fiskars scissors made quick work of cutting out the stars.

Starburst quilt pattern pieces

Pressing the background fabric vertically, horizontally, and diagonally really helps when placing the stars.

Starburst free quilt pattern

I haven't sewn mine down yet, but my 50wt Aurifil in #2105 Champagne and #2235 Orange are perfect matches! I need to get some #2145 Yellow Orange for the middle color!

Starburst free quilt pattern

I love how this star really shines!

Starburst free quilt pattern

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I can't wait to see your Starburst quilt blocks!

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Starburst free quilt pattern using raw-edge applique

Find even more Star quilt blocks from these other designers!


  1. oh thanks for sharing. this is so pretty. it really pops on the black fabric

  2. Hi! I couldn't get the pattern. I signed up for the email, but no pattern. :)
    marjorievlevy at att dot net

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I've sent you an email, Marjorie!

  3. I had the same experience as Marjorie above.

    1. Can you please email me at Laura (at) The automatic email that sends the pattern is working, so please reach out so I can look into this for you!

  4. Awesome pattern. The colours just leap off the background. So striking.

  5. I really like the red, white and blue one!

  6. I haven't been able to download the Stars pattern, have signed up several times but it hasn't worked.
    Thank you.


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