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Thread: Lone Star Recommendation Needed

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    I would like to try and make a lap size lone star quilt for my BF's daughter. Can anyone recommend a good book with easy to follow instructions. I appreciate any help I can get...thanks:-)

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    The easiest, most pain-free way to do a lap size Lone Star is with the Quiltsmart interfacing.

    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...38inchlonestar

    No diamonds. No angles. No bias edges.
    This star finishes at around 36" plus whatever borders you want.

    They also have a 58" star if you want it larger. Same concept.

    I love this method! And it's worth the money.

    If you do want to buy a book and/or make using a more traditional method, Jan Krentz's Lone Star and Beyond had fabulous detailed instructions and photo to help you avoid any pitfalls.
    http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Quilts-Be...4639737&sr=8-1

    My first one was via Jan's method, and the rest have been with the interfacing. But I prefer Jan's method of finishing the star square.

    And the book can sometimes be found on the racks at Joann's, so with a coupon......

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    I would suggest Eleanor Burn's Lone Star book. It is very well done with lot's of instructions and diagrams. I should be available at your local JoAnns Fabrics and Crafts store or you could probably buy a used copy on ebay or amazon.
    Good luck with your quilt. It is my DH's favorite that I have ever made!

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    I went to my local library when I did mine. Not looking for it specifically but the center section was strip pieced. It did still have Y seams but it was okay. Wish I could remember the name of it for you as it was very easy to follow. Mine was a wall hanging size that I did in Christmas fabrics and use as a table topper for my coffee table during the holidays. I'll try to do some searching for the title and let you know if I'm able to find it.

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    thanks for the great advice:-)!

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    Blanche Young did a book on this years and years ago. It was strip pieced and wonderfully easy. I think a friend has the book. PM me if you want instructions.

    ali

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