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Thread: How does one make a Lonestar withOUT the mountain in the middle?

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    Member Kwiltergirl's Avatar
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    I've never been able to get an answer to this question and I've asked a number of people at a number of sites. I love Lonestars, but when I try to make one I ALWAYS get this "bunched up mountain" in the very center of the star. My only solution to this problem, so far, is to cut out the center and applique something on top to cover the hole. I had to do this with my latest one and I appliqued a yellow star in the middle. It looks all right but there's got to be a better way. Anyone got any ideas or great tips I could use??
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    My latest, unfinished, Lonestar
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    I don't have a solution but that sure is pretty. Really like the colors.

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    I can't answer your question but vaugely recall reading something about it in the past. I wonder if it was an Eleanor Burns technique. Hopefully someone can help you.

    That's the prettiest lonestar I've ever seen!

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    That is so pretty but I do not have a solution.

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    actually it looks great to me. lots of seams meeting in the center do tend to make a bit of a problem.
    Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day takes that area and clips a thread if necessary to help the seam lay flat and sort of twist it in a circle with her fingers. presses well also.
    hope that helps.
    http://how-to-quilt.com/articles/220...allowances.php

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    I just watched a show of Fons and Porter, and the guest clipped seams and pressed them one way and the other so they laid flat. That was for a square with flying geese on all four sides of a square. It seemed to work well. Maybe something like that?

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    i don't have an answer either ~ but that sure is pretty!!!

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    It doesn't look that bad. I had one like that and when it was quilted it looked alright. Maybe, kind of stretch it just a tad in the places it is bunched up.

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    I adjust for things like this when I quilt them. Perhaps someone will have ideas to help you. I know there have been several posts by people who make these quite often. I have only finished one, and I didn't notice any problems.

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    I know nothing about Lone Star but that is beautiful!

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