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Thread: Lone Star Strip Pieced - The beginning

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    Senior Member Yellow Bird's Avatar
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    Lone Star Strip Pieced - The beginning

    After seeing so many lovely Lone Star Quilt projects I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try.

    I found a pattern at angelfire.com that made sense to me. Or at least it did until I started cutting the 45 degree strips. Not a problem with the pattern or instructions, a problem with ME - sometimes I can be so dumb!

    Any way after reading, re-reading and reading again I finally THOUGHT I had figured it out and took the plunge and began sewing the strips together. Two sewn...not happy with the points. Carefully rip out the seam, reposition the pins and try again...still not happy. I am frustrated! So I walked away and left it for the next day.

    Thought about it again. Repositioned the pins and sewed the seam once again...Ta da, the points match. I am practically jumping for joy!

    Thank heavens for STARCH! Without it I'd be doomed.

    Here is the completed first 'arm' of the Lone Star...I now have two completed. I have to say that as I continued sewing the strips I only had to rip out part of one seam. I am taking the remainder of the evening off - don't want to mess up a good thing.
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    ....if you do nothing there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

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    i have not taken the risk of doing one but your is great. maybe some day i will. thanks for sharing

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    Great job. I can see y the points had to be perfect and they are!
    Linda

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    love the colorful fabrics and kudos to you for tackling this project. looking forward to seeing the finished project!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Nice! Definitely on my to-do list as well, along with a double wedding ring. I've been saying that for 20 years tho.

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    Such pretty fabrics! You are off to a great start!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Great job & beautiful colors!

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    Kudos! Good job - the 'arm' looks great.

    Isn't starch *wonderful*! Another tip - you can glue baste the seams together instead of pinning - put a wee drop at the intersection where the seams will meet (at the 1/4"), press and sew! This is using Elmer's School Glue - which is washable. There are special bottles that give you a nice teeny drop or thin line (craft/paint stores might carry them).

    Your fabrics are gorgeous - this is going to be a stunning quilt!
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    Beautiful! I love the colors and you are doing a great job!

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    Thanks for the tip about glue.

    I told my aunt about my points problem. Wondering how obsessive I was going to be. She suggested that I place the item on the floor and look at it. If the problem point(s) weren't visible I could leave them alone. The change in perspective what I was seeing as a problem didn't show at all.

    All the fabric is from the local Walmart.
    ....if you do nothing there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

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