Quilt Along 2020 – Royal Star Cutting & Units


It’s week two of the Royal Star Quilt Along 2020. We’re cutting the pieces and making the units needed for the quilt!

Royal Star Quilt Along 2020

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! January’s quilt is Royal Star.

The Royal Star Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Royal Star quilts. Check out the schedule below.

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Royal Star Cutting Instructions

From the Dark Blue fabric, cut:
(2) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares
(5) 11″ x 11″ squares for Small Half Square Triangles (HST)
(4) 21″ x 21″ squares for Big HST

From the Light Blue fabric, cut:
(12) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares
(4) 11″ x 11″ squares for Small HST

From the White fabric, cut:
(9) 11″ x 11″ squares for Small HST
(4) 21″ x 21″ squares for Big HST

Royal Star Units

Half Square Triangles
Mark the wrong side of the white 11″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a light blue 11″ square, right sides together.

royal star quilt along

Sew ¼″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Trim unit to 10½″ square to make a Small HST.

Repeat using the white and dark blue 21″ squares, and trim to 20½″ square.

Repeat to make the following:
(8) Light Blue/White 10½″ Small HST
(10) Dark Blue/White 10½″ Small HST
(8) Dark Blue/White 20½″ Big HST

Tips for Unit Construction

The Big HST can feel unwieldy, but with a few tips and tricks, you’ll conquer these sizable units – no problem.

The Pattern

If you like to have the whole pattern at your fingertips, we have you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Royal Star pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Royal Star pattern you can purchase: Ombré Royal Star!

The Ombré Royal Star ePattern features a 60″ x 60″ version of the quilt with special instructions for using Northcott Stonehenge Gradations Ombré fabric to create a stunning, unique quilt. The pattern also includes instructions for the 80″ x 80″ quilt with easy-to-follow instructions, and optional borders to make a 90″ x 108″ quilt. With the Ombré Royal Star ePattern there are more ways than ever to make your Royal Star special.

And while you’re at ShopAQS, why not grab batting for your quilt? Use special code QAL2020 for 10% off your batting purchase!

January Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. Enter below!

Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

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margaret kelly

Just found this sight this morning. and have down loaded two of your quilts . hope to get them done by Christmas.
thank you for some go to projects to do this fall.

margaret kelly

just found this site this morning. thank you it will give me something to do this fall.