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Twinkle, Twinkle

Little 3"-square Sawtooth Star blocks shine on a patriotic table topper. Learn how to make them using a traditional piecing method. Or, if you prefer, use the foundation-piecing pattern.


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Assemble Flying Geese Units

For precise seams in small blocks such as these, some quilters prefer paper piecing instead of the traditional method. If you would like to paper-piece the Flying Geese units in this quilt, click on "Download this Project" above for foundation pattern. 

1.    Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each dark blue print 1-5⁄8" square.

2.    Referring to Diagram 1, align two marked dark blue print squares with opposite corners of a cream print No. 1—2-3⁄4" square. Sew a scant 1⁄4" from drawn lines on both sides of lines. Cut apart on drawn lines to make two triangle units (Diagram 2). Press seams toward small triangles.

3.    Referring to Diagram 3, align a marked dark blue print square with cream print corner of a triangle unit. Sew a scant 1⁄4" from drawn line on both sides of line. Cut apart on drawn line (Diagram 4). Press seams toward small triangles to make two Flying Geese No. 1 units. Repeat with remaining triangle unit to make two additional Flying Geese No. 1 units. Each Flying Geese No. 1 unit should be 2×1-1⁄4" including seam allowances.

4.    Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cream print No. 1—2-3⁄4" squares to make 28 Flying Geese No. 1 units total.

5.    Repeat steps 2 and 3 with cream print No. 2—2-3⁄4" squares to make 36 Flying Geese No. 2 units.