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Thread: My daughter wants a Lone Star quilt top!

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    Our DD and her fiance would love a Lone Star quilt top, but I just don't think I can do it! I've only been quilting about a year. I see some on ebay, but don't know how I would attach the fabric all around it. Tell me I can do it! I know you all will give me encouragement! Maybe there's an easy way to do this? Thanks in advance!

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    Could you paper piece one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Could you paper piece one?
    I don't know how to paper piece! Augghhh!

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    Check to see if Eleanor Burns (Quilt In A Day) has one.
    I believe they do and it should be an easy version.

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    When you do it MAKE SURE that you don't change your order of the diamonds or your star will radiate into the corners NOT into the center. Ask me why I say that.

    Lone star has lots of bias edges, so make sure you starch your fabric before cutting and don't handle the pieces a lot. Also, when using the ruler to cut the angle, align the edge after every cut. Restraighten if you have to. Again....wish I had known all that before I started mine.

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    I've seen some that were strip pieced which would cut down on the number of bias edges and make it easier.

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    Look for a pattern called "No diamonds in the sky".
    It's a simpler pattern for the Lone Star without any diamond pieces.

    Here are a couple posted by members here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21687-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30978-1.htm

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    Perhaps your daughter and you could take a class together-? Would be fun! :)

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    I bought a lone star pattern from Connecting Threads and it is wonderful. There are no set in seams. Attaching the backing is so easy this way.

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