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Thread: Need help with instructions

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    I am getting ready to take a class using the lucky stars pattern. The pattern calls for yardage for the background, binding and backing. Clearly from the picture, there are several fabrics for the background. I have no idea how much and how many colors to buy. I do have a nice bolt of white muslin to use as backgrounds for the stars. What do you do? I want to shop JoAnn's sale this weekend. Here is a link to the pattern.

    http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...html?E+scstore

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    The pic looks like the actual background for all the blocks is white/off-white, like muslin...the different colors look to be the rectangles around each block...I don't know that it would be considered sashing, but more like each star is a different color, then you have the muslin, and then each of those blocks you put different colors around the edges of each block...I love muslin, and think it will look great! Are you going to use batiks? Can you tell from the picture how many different colors there are? I imagine you can use whatever you like...personalize it to your tastes and such...maybe each center square of the star can be a different color, and then you use those same colors to edge around the muslin, in a design you choose..??..good luck, and hope you post a pic of what you decide..

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    I can't help with your question but that's going to be one beautiful quilt. Enjoy your class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    The pic looks like the actual background for all the blocks is white/off-white, like muslin...the different colors look to be the rectangles around each block...I don't know that it would be considered sashing, but more like each star is a different color, then you have the muslin, and then each of those blocks you put different colors around the edges of each block...I love muslin, and think it will look great!
    Thank you. Maybe I should contact the instructor as to sashing and star material requirements. The pattern directions didn't specify. We are having an info meeting Thursday, but want to shop the sale! This will be my first beginning to end quilt, other than the rag quilts I make. I want to make a queen or twin. Will that be to much? I am planning to quilt it using the stipple stitch pattern on my Bernina.

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    I have the pattern.

    kids 12 blocks - 1.25 yds background fabric
    lap 20 blocks - 2 yds
    twin 30 blocks - 3 yds
    queen 42 blocks - 4.25 yds
    king 64 blocks - 6.25 yds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    The pic looks like the actual background for all the blocks is white/off-white, like muslin...the different colors look to be the rectangles around each block...I don't know that it would be considered sashing, but more like each star is a different color, then you have the muslin, and then each of those blocks you put different colors around the edges of each block...I love muslin, and think it will look great!
    Thank you. Maybe I should contact the instructor as to sashing and star material requirements. The pattern directions didn't specify. We are having an info meeting Thursday, but want to shop the sale! This will be my first beginning to end quilt, other than the rag quilts I make. I want to make a queen or twin. Will that be to much? I am planning to quilt it using the stipple stitch pattern on my Bernina.
    Isn't the stipple stitch pattern that's included on the Bernina really small, too small for quilting?

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    One fat quarter for each block needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    The pic looks like the actual background for all the blocks is white/off-white, like muslin...the different colors look to be the rectangles around each block...I don't know that it would be considered sashing, but more like each star is a different color, then you have the muslin, and then each of those blocks you put different colors around the edges of each block...I love muslin, and think it will look great!
    Thank you. Maybe I should contact the instructor as to sashing and star material requirements. The pattern directions didn't specify. We are having an info meeting Thursday, but want to shop the sale! This will be my first beginning to end quilt, other than the rag quilts I make. I want to make a queen or twin. Will that be to much? I am planning to quilt it using the stipple stitch pattern on my Bernina.
    Isn't the stipple stitch pattern that's included on the Bernina really small, too small for quilting?
    I really don't know. Advice please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsparks
    One fat quarter for each block needed.
    Ok. Fat quarters in addition! Thanks! How many lights vs darks would you purchase? It is for a boy.

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    That's hard to say. I see the pattern being more mediums than lights. Probably about half and half. On projects like this, I like to go to my LQS and buy from a line of fabric. For the queen size I would get a bundle of fat quarters. There is generally a good mix of lights to darks.

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