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Empire Star Quilt Block Pattern for Hanukkah

WEBWIRE offers free quilt pattern and new video showing how to sew the Empire Star Quilt Block, a traditional four patch quilt block.

Penny Halgren, master quilt block maker, is pleased to demonstrate this six pointed star which is perfect for Hanukkah.

“Most star quilt blocks are 8 pointed stars. So I was pleased to discover this 6 pointed star.” remarked Halgren.

The Empire Star Quilt Block is a quilt pattern that offers some challenges as you sew the pieces together.

Most quilt blocks are made up of smaller pieces that form squares within the block.

The Empire Star quilt block pattern does not form nice, neat square patches to sew together. Instead, there are triangles, squares and parallelograms to sew together in rows.

The second challenge in sewing this block together is that as you sew the rows together, you are sewing bias edges together, and if you aren’t careful, you will have a sorely misshapen block because the fabric will be stretched out of shape.

Using the tips and shortcut techniques which Halgren demonstrates in her video, making this block is easy, and quilters will know how to prevent their fabric from stretching out of shape.

This is a block that is perfect for the holidays, including Hanukkah and Christmas, and by choosing different colors, you can create a quilt block for quilts used throughout the year. is a resource for hundreds of quilt block patterns. Each pattern comes in several different sizes. For example, most 9 patch quilt blocks are available with full size templates in 9, 12, and 18 inch block patterns.

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