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Thread: How I made my lone star

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    This may not be the best way, but it's the way I did mine.

    LONE STAR TUTE
    size of finished star 42"

    Step 1

    Cut strips 2-1/4" wide by 42" long and sew together, insetting each color 2 inches to look like a stair (I used 9 fabrics). Press seams open.

    Step 2

    Cut strips 2-1/4" wide at a 45 degree angle.

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    Step 3

    I used my beige flowered fabric as a guide for the center of the diamond and counted 5 across. From there up and down, I removed the rest of the of 2-1/4 squares I didn't need, and this formed my diamond shape.

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    Step 4

    Sew the strips together and press seams open. Make 8 of these.
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    Step 5

    Once you have your diamond shape, sew the diamonds together. I started at the center.

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    mine always bubble in the middle why is that?

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    Great tute! This is on my list of patterns to do. :)

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    I always hand baste the centers before sewing down because they get so bulky. Since you are joining some parts on the bias edges, you can have some stretching - I think that is the buckling babeegirl was talking about.

    Also, do not let your eyes fool you when working with the diamonds - in order for them to join properly in front, they will look offset at the edge. Maybe I am the only one who has had the feeling it did'nt seem right, then resorted to pinning and basting until I learned better.

    Good job!

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    Thanks moonpi for the advise, I noticed that too, but mine doesn't pucker too much. It did the 1st time, but I restitched it.

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    Thanks for the Tute! I'll make that one someday.. :wink:

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    insetting each color 2 inches to look like a stair
    What does that mean--insetting? How is it different from just sewing the strips together?

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