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Thread: Carpenter's Star

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    Senior Member ruck9085's Avatar
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    Can anybody give me the dimensions for the Queen sized Carpenter's Star quilt blocks? I have the pattern but it calls for 3.5 in squares finished and I want a Star that will cover the whole bedtop, not many seperate blocks. I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks

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    my EQ shows the center of a queen to be 77" square. i'm not sure how to help you with your question. do you mean how big the squares are with that pattern in queen sized?

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    I'm the same. I wanted just one big star. I tried it on a throw. I just drew out what I wanted and I used 5" finished squares. Next time I will do 10" squares and see how large that makes it. ;) Not sure if this is a Carpenter's Star exclusively or not but I really liked it. Just squares and HST. Very easy! ;)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-160412-1.htm

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    I just used 8 1/2 inch squares and while it is big it won't fit a queen size bed.

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    I think Debbie Maddy from Calico Carriage has a pattern that uses the larger squares. I have a broken star pattern from her that measures 92"x92", uses no diamonds or 'y' seams is made of half square tirangle units and background squares.

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    This site has a chart at the bottom. Your Star is only 8 blocks across, so if you want the star on top of a 60" wide mattress, the blocks will need to finish at 7 1/2". Then you can border it from there.
    http://www.quiltfrog.com/fourhour.html

    Isn't a queen mattress 60X80?

    Here is my lap size one. The center has 6" finished blocks, so it was 48" and then I added from there. Not big enough for a queen, of course.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-158183-1.htm

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    When you say star covers the whole top not sure this is what you meant but here's one I did that measures 70 x 70. The pattern has queen directions if you want me to look them up for you.
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    I used 6" finished sizes. My star without any borders measures 48". Don't know if this will help or not.

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    I love the double version right at the bottom of the link.

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    Take the width of your bed and divide by 8. This will give you the finished size of the blocks. Then add seam allowances. I'm planning a king size carpenters star quilt but I am using individual star blocks. On a king size with one star the squares would be huge and I think the pattern would be lost.

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