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Thread: Single Star Quilt

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    Single Star Quilt

    Here are instructions to make a quilt with a single large star. The Star finishes at 48". Borders can be added to enlarge. The photo shows a quilt with 4" borders.


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    There are 2 star colors and one background.

    For a 48" star ONLY (no border or backing, but there will be enough for a scrappy binding):
    1 1/8 yard background
    3/4 yard star color A
    3/4 yard star color B

    From the background fabric, cut 4 13.5" squares and 4 12.5" squares
    From both the main star colors, cut 4 13.5" squares

    Make 6 pairs using the 13.5" squares as follows:
    2 Sets one A and one B square
    2 sets one A and one Background square
    2 sets one B and one Background square

    Make the HSTs:
    Take 2 13.5" squares and place them right sides together.
    Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
    Sew a seam on each side of the line, 1/4" from the line.
    Cut on the line
    Press
    Cut the resultant HSTs down to 12.5"

    Assemble the HSTs and squares using this picture as a guide:
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    HST note: you usually add only 7/8" to the finished size to cut the starting squares, which would be 12 7/8". Because of the large size, I had problems, so I cut them larger, 13.5".
    Background Yardage note: If you only have 1 yard of background fabric, you could cut the squares from all the fabrics at 11" and 12" (rather than 12.5" & 13.5"). Use the 12" squares for the HSTs, recutting them to 11" The squares will finish at 10.5", which would make the whole star 42" rather than 48".
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Size:  33.0 KBHere is the one I did it was my second ever quilt I think I used 12 inch squares to make the star

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    Thank you for putting this on the tutorial. How do I bookmark it?

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    Its beautiful, thanks for taking the time to tell us how to make one.
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    I was just looking for a nice big star to use in the center of a quilt. I could have gotten it eventually, but now I don't have to do the math! Your colors are very pretty!

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    Love the star and your colors are pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. I have save this for future use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine View Post
    Love the star and your colors are pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. I have save this for future use.
    ditto....thanks

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    Thanks so much for the directions on this! I love the colors in your block, and the tutorial directions are great!

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    Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    Lovely....going on my bucket list....thanks so much.
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