Sew Hometown – Starburst Block

Starburst Block - Sew Hometown

September features the Starburst block which is a classic block added to the Sew Hometown pattern! The inverted star block is made with half-square triangle units made simple with squares.

Starburst Block

I love making each of these blocks different! Sometimes I’ll use scraps from favorite fat quarters, or even a spare Layer Cake square for this block. And, using the same background fabric throughout your blocks makes cutting your blocks still quick and efficient.

Starburst Block - Sew Hometown

This simple block is great for developing your own precision tips. Is there a tip you can share with other makers in the comments below? We always include a trim size for your Half-Square triangle units. This is a step that we do not recommend skipping, which just leads to frustration. By trimming down the HST units we are able to verify that they are the right size, with a little wiggle room in the 1/4″ seam allowance.

We would love to see your blocks too – be sure to tag us on social media with @inspiringstitches and #inspiringstitches or #sewhometown

Do you need a scrappy challenge in your quilting studio? Sew with us! Sew Hometown is a great pattern for new and experienced quilters. Learn more about Sew Hometown here. 

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