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Thread: angle on lonestar

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    Super Member crkathleen's Avatar
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    Whats the angle on a lonestar quilt (45 degrees?)? I've have this fabric I would love to use (cheater fabric. haha) to make a quick quilt.
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    yeh 45 :) that's pretty fabric

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    well crap! haha. the angle on it is like 25 degrees. Far from 45.
    Thanks dv.

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    I thought the angle for the diamonds were 60 degrees at the wide angle, thirty at the point...
    but, then I am only a girl, I could be wrong ... LOL

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    a 6-point lonestar is made from 60-degree diamonds, or two 60-degree triangles joined along the bottoms to form the diamond.
    an 8-point star is made from 45-degree diamonds, or two 45-degree diamonds joined along the bottoms to form the diamond.
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    It is good to be able to understand the forty-five/sixty thing.
    As a matter of fact, I have made one of those half-square triangle quilts, but without the picture, I couldn't figure it.
    so, then the 60 degree angle will either make an equilateral triangle or the sixty degree diamond.
    Now!
    What do we use the 30 degree line on our rulers for? Is that the angle that will make a Spike and Peaky block?
    :D See what happens when you know a lot of things??? :?
    Who started all this?
    I sure appreciate the knowledge shared on this thread and throughout the site.

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    Thanks Pattrice for the valuable information. I'm glad I decided to check with ya'll before I whacked into my fabric. That would have been the fastest quilt I would have ever made. :lol:
    Thanks omak. I had no clue what a spike and peaky block was until I googled it. I love that block!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    Thanks Pattrice for the valuable information. I'm glad I decided to check with ya'll before I whacked into my fabric. That would have been the fastest quilt I would have ever made. :lol:
    Thanks omak. I had no clue what a spike and peaky block was until I googled it. I love that block!
    I have seen some pretty amazing stars and images created with that spike and peaky combination. So, did we decide that involves a 30 degree cut?

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    so, what was the upshot? can crk make a lonestar? it looks right, but looks can be deceiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    well crap! haha. the angle on it is like 25 degrees. Far from 45.
    Thanks dv.
    If the angle is 30 degrees, you could make a 12 pointed start out of it. The math for star angles goes thusly: 360 degrees divided by the point angle equals the number of star points. 360 divided by 60 = 6 pointed star. 360 divided by 45 = 8 pointed star. You get the idea.

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