How To Make the Twin Star Quilt Block

Join me this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of July, we are making the Twin Star Quilt Block.  

 Twin Star Quilt Block made in blues and white

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 


- 5 of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch squares 

- 1 of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch squares 

Light Color

- 2 of 5 x 5 inch squares 

Dark Color

- 1 of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch square


Cut the 5 1/2 inch white and dark color squares diagonally twice into 4 triangles each. 

Cut the two 5 inch light color squares diagonally once into 2 triangles each. 

Square cut in half with a diagonal line

Sew a white triangle to a dark color triangle as shown in the picture. Be careful not to stretch the seams as you sew.

Two triangles sewn together

Sew a light colored triangle on to the white and dark color set as shown in the picture, creating a square. Trim to be 4 1/2 inches square. 

Square made with 3 triangles

Repeat with the remaining triangles to create a total of four new squares.  

Layout the new squares and the remaining 4 1/2 inch white squares to match the picture and stitch them together in rows. Press each row in alternating directions. Then, stitch the rows together. Press again. 


Twin Star Quilt Block made with white and blues

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

This block will be available as a PDF digital download later on, but please check out the other blocks that are available for download here.

(This is classic block that has been designed by many people but these instructions are written by me.)  

Have fun quilting!

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