Free Pattern: Royal Star Quilt


Quilt blocks are magical. Even more magical is supersizing quilt blocks to make One Block Quilts! The Royal Star quilt is a single block blown up to 80″ square. This popular pattern is great for showcasing prints, color blocking with solids, and more. Easy construction makes this a fast, fun quilt to make.

Royal Star

80″ x 80″

by Betsey Langford

Fabric Requirements:
Dark Blue – 2 1/2 yards
Light Blue – 2 yards
White – 2 3/4 yards
Backing – 7 yards, or 2 7/8 yards of 108″ Wide Backing Fabric
Binding – 2/3 yards

Cutting Instructions:
For the Dk Blue fabric, cut:
(2) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares
(5) 11″ x 11″ squares for small half square triangles
(4) 21″ x 21″ squares for big half square triangles

For the Lt Blue fabric, cut:
(12) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares
(4) 11″ x 11″ squares for small half square triangles

For the White fabric, cut:
(9) 11″ x 11″ squares for small half square triangles
(4) 21″ x 21″ squares for big half square triangles


Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the backside of each of the white half square triangle (HST) big and small squares.

For each set of the same size, lay the marked white square on the unmarked square, right sides together. Assemble as follows:

  • 5 White and Dk. Blue small squares yields 10 HSTs.
  • 4 White and Lt. Blue small squares yields 8 HSTs.
  • 4 White and Dk. Blue big squares yields 8 HSTs.

Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the diagonal line.

Cut on the diagonal line.

Press the small half square triangles and trim evenly to 10½”.

Press the large half square triangles and trim evenly to 20½”.

Following the diagram below, sew the sections together and the sections into a quilt!

Assemble the backing if needed.

Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Baste.

Quilt as desired and bind using your preferred method.

Follow along with a video tutorial for making Royal Star!

Alternate Colorways

Try Royal Star out of Art District fabrics!

Fabric Requirements:
Rose Print (Dark Blue in directions) – 2 1/2 yards
Light Blue – 2 yards
White – 2 3/4 yards
Binding – 2/3 yards

Make a festive Royal Star! Find the colorway fabric requirements by clicking HERE.

Have you made Royal Star? Show off your creation!

Join the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook group, or use the hashtag #RoyalStarQuilt and tag us @aqsonline. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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Susan Greene

There are no yardages listed under “Fabric Requirements”.

Janett McGinnis

Does not appear to be enough light blue squares. I count 12 squares.

Mary Abbott

I count 12 light blue 10 1/2″ squRes in the pattern, not 6. What am I missing?


What do you do with only 2\3 of a hard of binding don’t it to around the quilt?


I am seeing 12 lite blue 101/2″ squares not 6

Fredna Norton

Looking forward to making this beautiful quilt

Fredna Norton

Great quilt

Fredna Norton

Typed 2 comments. What else fo I need?


I’m new to quilting. Can I make a 40×40 wall quilt by halving the fabric cuts?

Mary P Groesbeck

Not exactly. You can, however, make each component half as big. For instance, the entire quilt consists of squares, HSTs (half-square triangles), and Flying Geese (2 HSTs with a large triangle between them–you can google it). If each of these were to be half as big, the entire thing would fit together nicely and be half as big.

Joy Richard

This is a beautiful yet very quick quilt to make! I can’t wait to try it!!

Karen Williams

For Fredna Norton: You could try making just the center star — it’s roughly half of the whole quilt, maybe a couple of inches larger. I don’t know if doing 1/2″ seams would reduce it more — I have never tried it, but I would think it would work, as long as you keep your seams consistent! I’m going to show this one to my quilt group…. we’re always looking for unusual quilts & I think a single block quilt is very intriguing.

Margaret Anderson

Love the look of this quilt.

Wonderful Blog!

How big is this completed square ?

Diane Callahan

Do you have any suggestions for quilting this? I want to do this on my home machine.


Good morning from the UK love your website and comments I will be joining you

Melba wells

I can’t wait to start .?

Melba wells

Love it ..


I made this quilt top. A winner. So fast to make. Picking out the fabric took me longer than putting quilt together.
THANK YOU. I love one block quilts


This is beautiful!

Jane R

Just found your site and I love your one block quilt. So happy to sign up!


Love this quilt idea!!
It looks beautiful!!


I have made the Royal Star quilt several times. It is easy and beautiful


The first block seems easy enough and I hope to join in.

Rachel Summy

Thanks for fun pattern….this is GREAT!

Elizabeth Barnett

how much Backing fabric???

Thanks for the question! 7 yards, or 2 7/8 yards of 108″ Wide Backing Fabric. I’ve updated the pattern, too. Happy making! -Emily

So glad I joined AQS! The nominal fee has easily come back to me with the constant discounts. This pattern looks fun and easy. Thanks! Really excited about the Christmas kit I just ordered!