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Thread: Kaye England Drop Dead Gorgeous Pattern!

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    Kaye England Drop Dead Gorgeous Pattern!

    Go to Kaye England's website and look at the Hunter's Star Pattern. Probably the prettiest one I've seen. However, the description said two of her rulers are Required to make the quilt. I already have so many rulers that I hate to buy two more. But, the quilt pattern sure is pretty! Do any of you know of a Hunter's Star pattern that is this pretty?

    http://www.kayeengland.com/detail.aspx?ID=1105

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    I have this book, and the quilts in it are gorgeous too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Star-Qu...dp/1571202102/

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    Don't buy the rulers!!!!! Sellers are in the business of selling their stuff. They say that they are REQUIRED so you will buy them, but you can figure this out with a couple of test blocks. Get the pattern if you like - or get one off of the internet. I'm sure there must be one available. Or draw it out on graph paper yourself. The pattern is the same pattern it's been forever. It's the colors that you adore. Copying someone else's colors show that you appreciate their color sense. There is no copyright on that. You will be proud of yourself for doing so. And saving some $$$ for fabric!

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    I forgot to mention - they want you to buy a 4" square ruler. You have one of those - right? And a 4x 14" rectangle. I'll bet you could figure that out from the 6x24 you've got lying around. Do not be intimidated! Note that the rulers and patterns do not come as a set - for good reason!

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    You can find a paper pieced one on QuiltersCache. Wish I had known that before I bought Deb Tuckers rulers. Her rulers were fine but I could have saved a lot of money if I had paper pieced it and I think I would have been more accurate. Cwessel47 is correct, they all look alike it's the colors used that make the quilt!
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    beautiful quilt in the link.she has a 250.00 ruler set on sale for 200.00---wow to spend that much at 1 time on rulers is hard to fathom.I have a lot of rulers but 1-2 at a time is how I accumulated so many-some are seldom used.
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    I wouldn't buy the rulers either - since they all say "cut for the cure", i wonder how much of the money gets donated to the susan g komen foundation.....

    btw - pretty quilt!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Here's a tutorial right on this board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ar-t50608.html
    she did use a triangular ruler, but one of the 'common' ones, not one designed specifically for this purpose.
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    I, stupidly, bought a few of her rulers, thinking I just had to have them and couldn't live without them. Well, that was 6 months ago and I haven't used them yet. Matter of fact, when I got around to straightening out my rulers, I found some doubles of them and sent them to a gal here. But, if all fairness, I haven't made the Hunter's Star yet. Who knows, I might just make it and love the rulers?
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    That is not a normal Hunter's Star pattern. It has some extra pieces in it but I still think it could be figured out easily enough. The prettiest Hunter's Star quilts I have seen use various shades of blue & purple. I have a traditional 2 color blue & white top in my UFO pile that I paper pieced several years ago. It is king sized and by the time I got it that large--I was very sick of blue & white and the entire house had to be vacuumed to get all the paper scraps--lol!
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    I don't mind buying specialty rulers for a pattern, the rulers usually save time and make the pattern easier but I won't buy these rulers because they are branded for a cause. I don't want to be reminded of all the sadness every time I use the rulers. I donate to some breast cancer fundraisers but not this way.
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    Color does make the difference in what a block/quilt looks like. One can make the same quilt pattern in several colors and they look so very different.
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    I think you all are absolutely right -- I am drawn to the colors and fabrics she has used. That being said, what is the most simple Hunter's Star pattern you have used. I do like the extra triangles she has included.

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    I have many of Kaye's rulers and love them all. I also have Deb Tucker's rulers. Check out her site for some more great Hunter's star or Lemoyne star patterns and rulers to make them easy.
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    If you go here, I'll think you'll like what you see and there is the choice of templates or paper piecing.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/HuntersStarBlock.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee View Post
    Go to Kaye England's website and look at the Hunter's Star Pattern. Probably the prettiest one I've seen. However, the description said two of her rulers are Required to make the quilt. I already have so many rulers that I hate to buy two more. But, the quilt pattern sure is pretty! Do any of you know of a Hunter's Star pattern that is this pretty?

    http://www.kayeengland.com/detail.aspx?ID=1105

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    Looks easily achievable with paper piecing. If you have EQ you could draft your own and print them out.

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    As far as I'm concerned, that is another designer to boycott. It makes me so mad when they tell you you HAVE to have a certain ruler to make their design. This is why I quit doing anything with the Fons and Porter name on it. I have a couple rulers that are 4"x something a little longer, and a have a 4 1/2" ruler. There are plenty of hunter's star patterns around, I will use a free one, thank you, and make the rulers I have work.

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    IT is as beautiful made as in the picture. I did one in the blues went together so nice, the first star points I have made that
    matched.. love it.
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    Yes, there is a dandy paper pieced pattern on Quilterscache and the only thing to remember is to reverse the colors on the second half of the block. It makes a gorgeous block.
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    All Hunter's Stars are pretty, some are more so because of fabric choice, not because of rulers. You don't need a special ruler to make that quilt.

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    You probably have the same rulers in your tool box but without her name on them. I have an Omnigrid 4x4, an Easy Angle right triangle, and several rulers that will show me 4x14. Her quilt is very pretty, but I don't see anything about it that can't be done with standard rulers that give those dimensions. kaylfordsollimo, thanks for the link to the qc block - that's so simple I think I can do it. I'll just use painters tape to mark my standard rulers with the cuts to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Don't buy the rulers!!!!! Sellers are in the business of selling their stuff. They say that they are REQUIRED so you will buy them, but you can figure this out with a couple of test blocks. Get the pattern if you like - or get one off of the internet. I'm sure there must be one available. Or draw it out on graph paper yourself. The pattern is the same pattern it's been forever. It's the colors that you adore. Copying someone else's colors show that you appreciate their color sense. There is no copyright on that. You will be proud of yourself for doing so. And saving some $$$ for fabric!
    I think that is very good advice. A ruler is a ruler.

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    I think the tutorial on this board is just as pretty if not prettier than Kaye's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Don't buy the rulers!!!!! Sellers are in the business of selling their stuff. They say that they are REQUIRED so you will buy them, but you can figure this out with a couple of test blocks. Get the pattern if you like - or get one off of the internet. I'm sure there must be one available. Or draw it out on graph paper yourself. The pattern is the same pattern it's been forever. It's the colors that you adore. Copying someone else's colors show that you appreciate their color sense. There is no copyright on that. You will be proud of yourself for doing so. And saving some $$$ for fabric!
    I so agree. I'm very resistant to being manipulated into buying something, which is also why I don't buy many quilt patterns.....to date, only two. But I do understand that there are those who would rather buy the rulers/patterns than figure it out themselves, and I respect that position, too. I was raised by parents who lived through the Depression and I guess I've never gotten over it.....they never did, either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Here's a tutorial right on this board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ar-t50608.html
    she did use a triangular ruler, but one of the 'common' ones, not one designed specifically for this purpose.
    This is a wonderful tutorial, I have used it - makes an awesome Hunter's Star.
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