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Thread: Can't figure out lone star dimensions

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    This is the version I want to make - a very large star

    http://pinterest.com/pin/331204750/

    I clicked to her website and read through but I can't figure out her dimensions. It looks like the length of the unsewn diamond is 7". Any idea what the height would be? I cut out a 7" long diamond and it looks very small compared to this photo. I'm at a loss. I really want a very large start.

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    Dont know what to tell you except dont use stripes in the background!

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    LOL Nope.. no stripes! I'm using camo Army fatigues for the star and will use a coordinating neutral for the background and will sew patches to the neutral area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Dont know what to tell you except dont use stripes in the background!
    Hey don't knock the stripes!!! LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonViv
    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Dont know what to tell you except dont use stripes in the background!
    Hey don't knock the stripes!!! LOL...
    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I have to say thinking it depends on the stripes....or the "stripee"??...lol
    Yours is quite lovely, by the way...even with the stripes...lol...
    Kif

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Dont know what to tell you except dont use stripes in the background!
    ditto, that was the first thing that caught my eye.

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    ugh. This has been a nightmare!! I used her dimensions but tried to strip sew it and it was way off. WAY off. I'm going to bed. Guess I'll have to try again tomorrow night when the kids are in bed and I can concentrate. I was enjoying working on it with my mom since I'm at her house.

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    There was a Sewing with Nancy video earlier today that demoed templates with no y seams. It gave the dimensions of the widest strip you'd use for big diamonds. It looked a lot easier to me, rather like a Carpenter Star.

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    Actuslly her template is 8 inches on all sides. I am making a lonestar that is cut 2.5 inches at a 45degree angle. Apparantely she has sewn her fabric (7inches x WOF)strips together and cut at a 45 degree angle. At least I think that is what she has done. That should 8 inches on all sides. Try it on paper first because I am new at this and I am guessing compared to what I am cutting on mine. Hope it works and if someone can advise, am open.

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