Help is needed for a star block
I know this is silly but I need a 8" (finished) star block. I've made two blocks from Quilters cache and they've come up small. They both were paper pieced and came up at least an inch too small. All I need is a simple star block. What I was thinking was 4 - HST and a solid center. Question is.....What size do I make the HST to come up with a 8" block? (I need the block to be 8 1/2 unfinished) If someone could help me with the measurements I'd really appreciate it. I'm even open for a different idea. Just need a star block with the correct measurements.
Thanks for your help