Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block is a wonderful star quilt block. Sarah’s Choice incorporates a lovely pinwheel in the center and can be made in a number of combinations. Using squares and half square triangles, this fun and easy block comes together in a breeze! In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block. Grab your pattern and let’s get started with Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block Tutorial!
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Sarah’s choice Quilt Block Supply List
- Quilt Block Pattern
- Qty (2) Fat Eighths of Contrasting Fabrics (I used Add It Up and Robert Kauffman Kona)
- Qty (1) Fat Eighth of Background Fabric (I used Add It Up)
Basic Sewing Supplies Needed
- Sewing Machine
- Cotton Thread (this is what I use)
- Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (I use this brand – 45mm)
- Water Soluble Marking Pen
- Acrylic Ruler (I like this brand)
- Rotary Cutting Mat (I recommend this rotating mat – it’s amazing!)
- Iron & Ironing Board
Sarah’s Choice quilt block tutorial
Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles. Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage. Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Using the cutting measurements in your pattern, cut out your background and contrasting fabrics. Set your (4) smaller background fabric squares (corners) aside.
With a water soluble marking pen, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each larger square piece. With right sides together, place the following fabric pieces together:
- (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 1
- (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2
- (2) Contrasting Fabric 1 with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew 1/4″ on each side of the marked line of each square set.
Cut each sewn set along the marked lines. Press each set open and square these blocks to the measurements indicated on your pattern.
Gather your Background squares (corners) and your sewn half square triangle sets. Line up your pieces, as indicated in the image below. Sew these pieces together, row by row, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press each row seams opposite of the last row. This will help you match your points.
Simple and Beautiful! Once you have your block assembled, you can square this up to 12.5″.
The fabric combination possibilities are truly amazing! Check out these fun Sarah’s choice quilt blocks that I have pinned on my Pinterest Board:
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ps – If you can tell me the origin of this quilt block – I would soooooo appreciate it! I could not find this in my research and love to know the history of quilt blocks! Comment below!
Until next time, Happy Quilting!
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