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Thread: Easy Star Pattern

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    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
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    Which star pattern would you say would be the easiest for a
    beginner.
    I would greatly appreciate your input.
    Elaine

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    Anything wonky, lol!

    Okay, that wasn't very helpful, was it. I was thinking if it was purposefully wonky, then a beginner wouldn't have to worry about matching points, etc.

    Here's a tutorial if it looks like something you'd be interested in.

    http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html




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    The friendship star is an easy one.
    http://quilterscache.com/F/FriendshipStarBlock.html
    check out quilterscache.com and there are so many different blocks on there. They will be marked with a pin..one pin is the easiest. good luck..happy stitchin' crafty_linda_b

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    If you want a star with even points (not quite so wonky as the one above, but that one is still cute as can be) here is a moda bakeshop one that does not need points matched.

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/10/...uilt.html#more

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    The friendship star is an easy one.
    http://quilterscache.com/F/FriendshipStarBlock.html
    check out quilterscache.com and there are so many different blocks on there. They will be marked with a pin..one pin is the easiest. good luck..happy stitchin' crafty_linda_b
    this was my first thought as well. you have to do HSTs, but there are no points to 'not cut off'

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    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
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    Thanks so much to you all.
    I will look at these.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Here is an easy, efficient way to make an 8 pointed star block with no triangles and no loss of points.

    For your 12" finished block:
    Cut 8 squares of your background (base) fabric at 4 and 1/2" square. 4 will be for the star-points; 4 will be in the block corners.
    Cut 1 square at 4 and 1/2" sq. for the center of the star.
    Cut 8 squares of your star-point fabric (snowball) at 2 and 7/8".
    If you wish, draw a line across one diagonal, corner to corner, on the wrong side of the snowball sqs.
    Layer a snowball sq. on one corner of the base sq., right sides together.
    Sew across the diagonal (on the line).
    Press toward the corner.
    Trim out ONLY the middle layer of fabric (unless you plan to handquilt this quilt). [The base sq. is perfectly square; trimming anything from it will cause it to be out of square and harder to match up to the next section of the block.]
    Sew the adjacent corner as before. Press, trim, set aside.
    Do 4 base squares this way, for your 4 star-point sections.
    Follow the graphic of the complete star to assemble your block.

    **TIP Notice that you do not lose your star-points with this method! Nor do you risk losing the dip between the star-points into the seam allowance because of the size you cut the snowball squares. This little bit of 'extra' makes the whole thing "starrier", in my opinion.:-D

    Jan in VA

    The little bits of white around the center of the star were left to show you how the dip does not drop below the seam line. Imagine them as red, for instance.
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    I think the friendship star is the easiest.

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