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    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands
    Hows everyone else getting on with their stars? Am I the only one having trouble getting matching points? I'm unstitching the worse of the mismatches, but how perfect do they need to be?
    I would think they need to be as perfect as you would want if they were all going into your own quilt...don't know about you, but I like for mine to match :wink: Mind you, I haven't started on mine yet..I positive that I'll be having the exact same problems!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands
    Hows everyone else getting on with their stars? Am I the only one having trouble getting matching points? I'm unstitching the worse of the mismatches, but how perfect do they need to be?
    Im not sure where you are having problems.. you might post a picture of your problem child and we give you some pointers.

    If you are having trouble with the size,, ie the directions say you should have a 12 inch block and you are ending up with an 11 inch block, check your seam allowance. When piecing using traditional techniques, sew with a "scant" 1/4 inch seam. This means slightly less than 1/4 inch.

    To test your seam allowance, cut (2) 2 inch squares and sew them together with 1/4 inch seam..press and remeasure.. The result should be exactly 3 1/2 inches... If not adjust.. Once you find the sweet spot, use it for your piecing..

    If you are having trouble with points matching, you might try pinning..using the pin,line up the points, then pin ahead of the seams. Remember that your sewing machine tends to pull the bottom layer though the machine fasdter than the top, so pinning might help

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    I THINK I have decided on which star to make! These are not the fabrics I will be using but they will be close to these, I had to order so I havent got them yet. What do you think about this star?
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    That is really nice. I like the number of fabrics in this one. My star only as the one fabric, but each block will be a different fabric.

    Looks really good.

    Elle

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    This is really pretty. I have all my fabrics now, but I haven't decided on a star.

    You Go Girl! What a great star!

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    Wow - very nice! I haven't even decided on fabric or a pattern ... I keep watching this site for inspiration.

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    I am still not 100% on this star, might try a couple more then decide. Heck might even do two sets, since I cant make up my mind!!! :lol:

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    I like that star. I haven't started looking yet, but I will soon. I just got EQ..so I'll check out that block library

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    Hey Judy,

    I have picked out my star block and have the fabrics, but I need clarification. Are all the blocks supposed to be identical? I see some are asking about using different fabrics in different blocks. What is the verdict?

    Thanks,
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    Im not quibbling about the rules on this exchange.. if you want to use different fabric in each block, by all means do so..

    Just make sure they are 12 1/2 inches unfinished, blue and white, and a star block..

    thanks for asking

    Judy


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    :D Thanks for answering. Sure makes it easier.

    judee

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    I would like to join in on the star blue and white block exchange. Do I PM you Judy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I would like to join in on the star blue and white block exchange. Do I PM you Judy?
    Ill add you to the list...no need for a PM..

    Ill send everyone my address when it gets closer to mailing time...
    Welcome Janstar

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    jstitch, :-)

    I want to join the star blocks, too. I think I will make two sets.
    Sorry so late, I am just going through all the recent topics list.
    :wink: yolanda.....yoya_english

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    No peoblem, you're in...

    There is no 'late' in this exchange, just to send them in by the deadline.

    Happy to have you

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    I'd like to join this swap, too! Not sure how much I'll get done until after Christmas, but the planning until then will be part of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    I'd like to join this swap, too! Not sure how much I'll get done until after Christmas, but the planning until then will be part of the fun.
    Gotcha

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    Oh boy...I haven't been really keeping up with the swappers Judy, but this group must be HUGE! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Oh boy...I haven't been really keeping up with the swappers Judy, but this group must be HUGE! :lol:
    The list is on page one, first post at the bottom..

    we are up to 35 sets of blocks..

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    Yep....thats getting pretty HUGE :lol: :lol:

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    mgshaw - your star is beautiful......colors,patterns and star... count me in as well please.........

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    Thank you Cindy! I got all my fabric the other day but havent started on it yet. I just know that is the one I will make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy
    mgshaw - your star is beautiful......colors,patterns and star... count me in as well please.........
    OK, gotcha

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    mgshaw, did you decide to make all the stars the same colors or will you be switching them up? Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy
    mgshaw, did you decide to make all the stars the same colors or will you be switching them up? Cindy
    I will make them all the same. Here are the fabrics I got. I only need 4 blues, The medium blue is for sure but I dont know if I want to use the 2 darker and 1 light or use 1 of the darker and use both lights.
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