Graphic prints and denim add retro style to a Sawtooth Star quilt. Fabrics are from the Boho Fusion collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics.

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Inspired by Gingham Stars from designer Amanda Niederhauser

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

Materials

• 8-18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints in pink, cream, orange, and blue (blocks)

• 2-1⁄8 yards denim (blocks, sashing, inner border, outer border)

• 1⁄2 yard orange print (middle border)

• 1⁄2 yard binding fabric

• 3-1⁄3 yards backing fabric

• 59x61" square batting

Finished quilt: 50-1⁄2×52-1⁄2"

Finished blocks: 8" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From each assorted print, cut:

• 2-4-1⁄2" squares

• 16-2-1⁄2" squares

From denim, cut:

• 13-2-1⁄2 ×42" strips

• 16-2-1⁄2 ×8-1⁄2" rectangles

• 64-2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

• 64-2-1⁄2" squares

From orange print, cut:

• 5-2-1⁄2 ×42" strips

From binding fabric, cut:

• 6-2-1⁄2 ×42" strips

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Assemble Sawtooth Star Blocks

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of eight matching assorted print 2-1⁄2" squares.

2. Align a marked print square with one end of a denim 2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangle (Diagram 1; note direction of drawn line). Sew together on drawn line. Trim seam allowance to 1⁄4" and press open attached triangle. Join a second marked print square to opposite end of rectangle to make a Flying Geese unit. The unit should be 2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four matching Flying Geese units.

3. Referring to Diagram 2, lay out four denim 2-1⁄2" squares, four Flying Geese units, and one matching assorted print 4-1⁄2" square in three rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Join rows to make a Sawtooth Star block. The block should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to make a matching block.

5. Repeat steps 1–3 to make 16 blocks total (eight sets of two matching blocks).

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks and denim 2-1⁄2 ×8-1⁄2" rectangles in four vertical rows. Mix colors as desired and start even-numbered rows with a block. Sew together pieces in rows. Press seams toward rectangles.

2. Join denim 2-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make:

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×50-1⁄2" outer border strips

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×48-1⁄2" outer border strips

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×42-1⁄2" inner border strips

• 3-2-1⁄2 ×40-1⁄2" sashing strips

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×40-1⁄2" inner border strips

3. Join orange print 2-1⁄2 ×42" strips to make:

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×46-1⁄2" middle border strips

• 2-2-1⁄2 ×44-1⁄2" middle border strips

4. Alternate pieced rows and denim 2-1⁄2 ×40-1⁄2" sashing strips; sew together to make quilt center. Press seams toward sashing strips. The quilt center should be 38-1⁄2×40-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, add denim 2-1⁄2 ×40-1⁄2" inner border strips to side edges. Add denim 2-1⁄2 ×42-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

6. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, add orange print 2-1⁄2 ×44-1⁄2" middle border strips to side edges. Add orange print 2-1⁄2 ×46-1⁄2" middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border.

7. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, add denim 2-1⁄2 ×48-1⁄2" outer border strips to side edges. Add denim 2-1⁄2 ×50-1⁄2" outer border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward outer border.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with binding strips.

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