Folded Star pattern.

Old 11-28-2019, 07:18 AM
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My sew group makes handmade items for Christmas exchange. This year I used the Folded Star pattern (use to be free but now for sale)

They are really nice The fabric was chosen because the group was with me when I bought it on a short bolt and they all wanted some of it. I found the sewing notion buttons Walmart. I used four inch squares to make an eight inch star. I used Heat Bond Lite for the back of the squares. Very little sewing is needed. Mostly folding and pressing. I you need a nice handmade gift these will look great.

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Old 11-28-2019, 07:23 AM
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That's very pretty. I like the colours in the black fabric.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:26 AM
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​Lovely star!
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:26 AM
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Love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I can see my small tree decorated with these pretty stars.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:56 AM
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Such a beautiful ornament and really love the fabrics you used. Gorgeous
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:49 AM
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Awesome! I printed that pattern a couple of weeks ago. I'm making several. Love the fabric!
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:10 AM
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I really like those, I might have to make some later in the winter— too many projects still to get done this year to add another but projects that don’t take a long time and little sewing are fun in January/ February.
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I wonder how it can be sold when it's an old folded star pattern that use to made decades ago? We use to make theses in grade school from wrapping paper. I guess using fabric makes them new. They are nice. They can be made to any size. The finished size is double the size of the squares used. My mother made a giant one from foil covered cardboard for her porch. She used it for years.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:48 AM
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You can sell a pattern for a square washcloth if you can find someone who needs to buy it.

It's the directions and explanations that are valuable. I don't buy many quilting related books any more but recently I saw an old magazine style book at a thrift store, it's all about various folded/dimensional techniques. More of the overlapping star sort of thing but others too, sort of like this project. I love the crispness and modern-ness of Onebyone's project. Very updated from the 70s calicos and posies in artificial earth tones.

Origami can be a huge resource for quilters or just a fun secondary hobby. I recently got a book and I really need to work on turning tip money into fancy shapes but I did a lot of origami for years.

On my list of things to do this year is a dimensional bow tie, where you twist the fabric to form the knot in the center?? I remember it can be done but don't remember how and haven't a clue about the fabric cutting shape. But I'm sure I'll find it either for free or close to it when I do my internet search, but I would be glad to pay for directions if can't.

I have vision issues and I love my eye specialist. He has a funky fashion sense and often wears bow ties. I'd like to make a little wall hanging sized thing with bow times, some of which will be simply funky like his or he does some of the non-subtle basic dots, stripes and plaids that I have a lot of... plus somehow I have a number of fabrics with eyes and sunglasses or other glasses, plus I have a big enough piece leftover from another project that was designed to be a back, large scattered numbers plus glasses.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:02 PM
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I was just on Pinterest and the pictures of the folds from last year were there.
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