Friendship Star

By  Terry Williams  for  Cheery Lynn Designs (quiltandfabricdies.com)

Die cut fabric squares as a time-saving, modern approach for creating an old-fashioned quilt for a friend.

  • Friendship Star
  • Finished & Unfinished Friendship Star
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3
  • Photo 4
  • Photo 5
  • Full View


  • Quilting fabrics of choice: “A”, enough to cut three 2-1/2” squares; “B”, enough to cut six 2-1/2” squares


  • Cheery Lynn Designs Crossover Fabric & Paper Cutting System with Deep Dish Square Die Sets: QF112 (with seam allowance); QF116 (no seam allowance)
  • Sewing machine with thread

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, iron and pressing surface, sewing ruler
  • Size
  • 1. Final block size is approximately 6-1/2"x6-1/2".
  • Note
  • 1. Use of fabric stiffener/starch will help reduce threads on edge of cuts.
  • Friendship Star
  • 1. Die cut two 2-1/2" squares from each fabric using QF112 die. See Photo 1.

    Photo 1
  • 2. Match one "A" square with one "B" square, right sides together. Mark corner lines on back of one fabric square. Repeat with second pair of squares. See Photo 2.

    Photo 2
  • 3. Sew square pairs together down marked corner lines. Cut down center of each sewn square; press open along seam. This will result in four half-square triangle panels, two from each sewn set. See Photo 3.

    Photo 3
  • 4. Die cut one Fabric "A" square and four Fabric "B" squares using QF116 die. Lay solid squares and half triangle squares out in final design for Friendship Star as shown. See Photo 4.

    Photo 4
  • 5. On back of each square, measure 1/4" from every edge; mark with lines. Using lines as guides, sew together each square into 3 square x 1 square row; sew each row into final 3 square x 3 square block, pressing seams open as shown. See Photo 5.

    Photo 5
  • Tip
  • 1. For a video tutorial, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDplIqkViiQ