Star Spangled Variation Quilt Tutorial

Star Spangled Variation Quilt Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Missouri Star via Youtube


Celebrate the red, white, and blue in style with this Star-Spangled Variation Quilt from Missouri Star on YouTube! This versatile and vibrant quilt design pays homage to the timeless beauty of the American flag while offering a fresh and modern twist. This will surely become one of your favorite quilt patterns. 


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In this step-by-step tutorial, Missouri Star will walk you through the process of creating your own stunning quilt, complete with bold star patterns and striking color combinations. This project will surely give you a challenge whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner. Ready to quilt? Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make this beautiful quilt.


  • background – 2 pack layer cakes
  • backing – 4 yards or 2 yards of 108″
  • binding – 3/4 yard
  • (click here for the free pattern)

Fabric Requirements:

fabric yardage needed for the top:

  • 5 mid to dark blues – 1/2 yard each
  • 5 mid to dark reds – 1/2 yard each
  • 1 white – 1 1/4 yards

Or 5″ Precuts:

  • blue – 100 total
  • red – 100 total
  • white – 72


Step 1

Cut multiple pieces of layer cakes into four pieces (5″ each), then stack them aside by colors. Next, take your 5″ white charm pack and draw two lines diagonally (one in the middle and one beside the center) Line it with your 5″ color fabric and sew right on the lines. Cut it in between the two lines, then press open. Repeat these steps to make more.

Cutting the layer cakes into fourths for the star spangled variation quilt
Image credits: Missouri Star via Youtube

Step 2

Now, start making the quilt top. For the first row, lay ten 5″ blue fabrics, two blue half-square triangles, and then two reds. Continue building the rows, making sure the 5″ squares and half-square triangles are placed right (check out the free pattern above to follow the diagram).

Making the half square triangles for the star spangled quilt
Image credits: Missouri Star via Youtube

Star Spangled Variation Quilt Tutorial

Star Spangled Variation Quilt Tutorial

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