Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!

We will be starting off with a super easy quilt block, the Sawtooth Star block. This is a fun and classic quilt block that has had many different names throughout the years. It was originally called the Sawtooth Star block back in 1884 when it was published in the Farm & Fireside magazine. Since then it has also been referred to as the Variable Star, North Star, and Evening Star.

Regardless of what it is called, this classic quilt block is so much fun to make! And today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” flying geese technique. Of course, you can make the star points in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy!

Ready to get started?

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Sawtooth Start PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1 video tutorial here!

Supplies Used in this video:

OVERALL REQUIREMENTS: There will be a few different finishing options, but if you want to do the one I will be showing you will need the following:

  • Background: 2-3/4 yds
  • 10 various FQs
  • Sashing: 3/4 yd
  • Border: 1-1/2 yd
  • Backing: 5 yds
  • Binding: 3/4 yd


  1. I am so excited about this project. I am 80 yrs old and slow. But I have a chance of completing this quilt I have lots and lots of fabric especially civil war. I am not good with the computer but love flosstube I have sewed since a little girl but my age is hard on me to keep up.

    Elizabeth Jones
  2. Thrilled to do a sew along with you! Adore your patterns and fabric selections. Your an excellent teacher and I look forward to participating i. Your sew along. Thank you sew much for taking your time to put this on for the quilting community. Btw also love all your videos. Now when are you going to start designing fabric πŸ₯°.?? I love all your fabric choices and I would love to see fabric lines you would develop. 😘

    Brenda Johnson
    1. This is great! Have been wanting to find a classic block sew along and I love your videos! They are so helpful and I learn so much even though I have been quilting since 1976! I never want to stop learning ❀️❀️❀️🧡

      Donna Van Dalen
    1. Hi! No need to sign up, the sew-a-long is free! Just make sure to follow me on Instagram, YouTube, FaceBook, or here on my website and you’ll get the patterns each month! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for putting this together! I’m excited to see a sew along that I will probably even finish. So many of the ones I’ve seen this summer have either had very complicated blocks, or you needed to make a lot of blocks at a time. One block each time? And something so simple? Done! I’m also a newer quilter and have only done simple jelly roll or pixel quilts – I’m looking forward to learning some new skills through this!

    Michelle Brunner
  4. I’m excited. Do you know how many blocks you’re doing and about how often the videos will post? I want to know how much time I have to get my act together and finish the first block. 😊

    Grace peachstorey
    1. Hi Sherry,
      Just click the link that says “download the pdf here”. If regular clicking doesn’t work, try to RIGHT click the file then select ‘save file as’ and see if that helps.

      1. Hi. Love the video tutorial on the sawtooth quilt block. I plan to make a quilt for my first grandchild due in October. I would love to print out the pattern pdf. However I can’t seem to get the download to work. Any suggestions?

        Sandra B Roberts

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