Today I’m sharing this Warp and Weft North Star Quilt! I made this quilt last fall and it immediately went into our rotation so I kind of forgot about it. This Warp and Weft North Star quilt is the softest and drapiest quilt ever! We needed another warm quilt around here since we were all fighting over the original Warp and Weft quilt. It’s the one we all reach for so it was time for another one!
Warp and Weft is a woven by Ruby Star Society so it’s a little thinner but makes a really soft quilt. Pair it with a minky backing and it becomes the softest quilt ever!
The North Star quilt pattern is in the Quilty Love pattern shop.
North Star quilt pattern
North Star is a Quilty Love pattern from a few years back! It had been a while since I’ve sewn one of these sawtooth star quilts up so I was excited to make one again. Last fall I offered some of these Warp and Weft bundles in the shop and decided to sew up a North Star using this fabric.
I ended up with a little extra of the navy print so it worked perfectly as the background of this quilt.
North Star is a large block based sawtooth star quilt pattern. I would call it an intermediate or confident beginner quilt since it has a few different techniques and seam matching going on in it. North Star has eight at a time half square triangles and four at a time half square triangles. The pattern walks you through both techniques.
There is also some seam matching or places where you need that nice 1/4 inch seam allowance so you don’t lose any points.
North Star Quilt Sizes
The North Star quilt pattern includes instructions for four sizes! The following quilt sizes are included in the pattern:
- Baby Size quilt – 40″ x 40″
- Small throw size quilt – 54″ x 72″
- Large throw size quilt – 72″ x 72″
- Queen size bed quilt – 94″ x 106″
Ruby Star Society Warp and Weft Fabric
I’m a big fan of the Ruby Star Society Warp and Weft fabrics. They are a woven and a thinner woven. I don’t mind sewing with wovens at all but they are more challenging than a quilting cotton since they tend to curl and fray and well… warp.
But the end result is a super soft and drapey quilt. I will say that I do sometimes worry about the seams not holding up as well as a quilting cotton since they are more prone to fraying. But so far, my woven quilts that have been washed and used are just fine. I do use a much smaller stitch length like 1.8 when sewing with wovens. I also like to quilt them densely.
This Warp and Weft North Star quilt uses the original Ruby Star Society Warp and Weft wovens. They have started naming the Warp and Weft lines but this first one doesn’t really have a name. It is also getting much harder to find since it came out a few years back. You can try searching Etsy but like I said, this original line is getting harder to find and the fact that it doesn’t have a name makes it more challenging to find also.
This original Ruby Star Society Warp and Weft fabric lines is one of my all time favorites though! I made this quilt using this line and we all love it so much that I had to make another.
The backing on this Warp and Weft North Star quilt is a Shannon Cuddle minky backing. I always use the Shannon Cuddle Wide backings so you don’t need to worry about piecing it. This is the color Navy.
I used my regular 80/20 cotton/poly quilt batting with this quilt as I like batting with a minky backing. I guess to be fair I haven’t tried a minky quilt without batting but I feel like I would miss it. I like it with batting and it still stays nice and soft.
Long Arm Quilting
I sent this Warp and Weft North Star quilt off to Modern Textiles for quilting. We chose a pantograph called Waves and Pearls for some nice texture. Plus it’s a dense quilting design which will hopefully help reinforce the seams of this thinner fabric.