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Thread: Help needed! Lone star quilt

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    Senior Member ejpkam's Avatar
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    Unhappy Help needed! Lone star quilt

    I recently lucked into finding a vintage aunt Martha lone star kit all pre cut it was to make an 8 point star well guess what it only had enough in the kit to make 6!! And I still want to make this quilt somehow so was wondering if there's such a thing as a 6 point star and if yes can somebody plz find me a picture??? It's a beautiful kit 3 differ shades of pink grrrr thank u in advance!!
    ELIZAJANE

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    Here's a 6-point star but the angle will be different from an 8-point star.
    The 6-point will have 60degree angle and the 8-point has 45 degree angle.
    http://www.nativeamericanstarquilts....xPointStar.jpg.

    Not sure how you would make this fit.

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    For a six pointed star, you'll need to cut 60 degree diamonds instead of 45 degrees.

    If you really want the Lone Star, can you cut smaller 45degree diamonds instead?

    How many diamonds are in each section, and what size does the pattern they should be cut?

    And how much of each fabric do you have?

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    Or you could piece 4 of the diamonds, then cut 4 large diamonds from a contrasting color and alternate pieced & unpieced diamonds.
    There probably is not enough fabric to recut the pieces to the proper angle to make a 6 point star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Or you could piece 4 of the diamonds, then cut 4 large diamonds from a contrasting color and alternate pieced & unpieced diamonds.
    There probably is not enough fabric to recut the pieces to the proper angle to make a 6 point star.
    Thanks so much 4 all the help! And yes paper princess I think this will work I'm going to do green so it will be green & pink & call it ice cream & pickles lol
    ELIZAJANE

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    There are 6 pointed stars but you can not use 45*diamonds to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    For a six pointed star, you'll need to cut 60 degree diamonds instead of 45 degrees.

    If you really want the Lone Star, can you cut smaller 45degree diamonds instead?

    How many diamonds are in each section, and what size does the pattern they should be cut?

    And how much of each fabric do you have?
    Exactly! I am not fond of pre cut stuff.

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