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    Senior Member brightstar_202's Avatar
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    I need a quilt pattern for an 8 point star. I want to make a large queen size quilt for my bed and I want it to be one 8point star pattern. Do any of you fuys know where I can find such a thing or is their one? I have one for 8 point stars but not a large scale one. I would like it tobe in large sections not a lot of little ones. Please help me if you can
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    I made a star quilt with a center that covers the top of a queen size bed with borders that frame it and hang over. I think this is what you're asking about, right? All I did was take some graph paper and draw it out to the size I wanted and added seam allowances to the blocks and borders. Hope this helped. (Or was it clear as mud LOL?)

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    When I was on the site, Allpeoplequilt.com, there was a free pattern that appeared to fit your requirements, but for some reason I couldn't log on to get a better look. It looked like it was a square, but that part is easy to fix. If you can't find it, I'll try again tomorrow to access it.

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    The way I was taught to make them larger was make bigger,
    if normally made with 4 inch blocks make a 12-16 inch, then border out from there.

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    I think you're talking a "Lone Star" & the star done in only 8 pieces of fabric? Some lone stae patterns are diamonds, others are long strips sewn together then cut the point. I'd take a Lone Star pattern & instead of cutting/sewing all the diamonds or strips together just measure out the size & cut 8 pieces. Not sure if this is what you're looking for or not, but this site has tradition Native American Star quits & patterns:

    http://www.nativeamericanstarquilts.net/Patterns.htm

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    Thank you ladies I do want the lone star type but not all of the little pieces. I will try your ideas and let you know how they turn out.
    God bles
    Janet

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    Thanks that is a good idea also

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I made a star quilt with a center that covers the top of a queen size bed with borders that frame it and hang over. I think this is what you're asking about, right? All I did was take some graph paper and draw it out to the size I wanted and added seam allowances to the blocks and borders. Hope this helped. (Or was it clear as mud LOL?)
    Yes this is what I want but not in a lot of little pieces...
    So was you center piece 12-14- 16= or 24 in stating out?
    janet

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    Look up ShySally's lone star twist. Her posting has a beautiful large star. I think it said that it was from the book Easy & Elegant Lone Star Quilts. In her post she said that it was easy. I've always been afraid of the Lone Star with all those little pieces, but I'm going to look for the book the next time I'm in our local book store.

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    i have an old pattern somewhere. i made a wall hanging out of it and it's all hst's . says it goes queen size. just larger hst's .
    sort of like a carpenter star. very easy.
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    I'm not real good at explaining-hope I help and don't confuse you more. I started with a basic 8 point star block-the one that's 1/2 square triangles. Each block finished out at 8 1/2 inches so the star itself finished at 32". I added angled and straight borders til it got to the size I needed. If you wanted a bigger star, I'd work in even numbers:8, 10, or 12" finished because that way graph paper works. (I'm terrible at math). Oh, the corner squares in mine were cut 8 1/2 inches. That includes the seam allowance.

    Mine looks like the pic Native Texan posted but the star points are HSTs so there were no Y-seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I'm not real good at explaining-hope I help and don't confuse you more. I started with a basic 8 point star block-the one that's 1/2 square triangles. Each block finished out at 8 1/2 inches so the star itself finished at 32". I added angled and straight borders til it got to the size I needed. If you wanted a bigger star, I'd work in even numbers:8, 10, or 12" finished because that way graph paper works. (I'm terrible at math). Oh, the corner squares in mine were cut 8 1/2 inches. That includes the seam allowance.

    Mine looks like the pic Native Texan posted but the star points are HSTs so there were no Y-seams.
    Thank you again ladies I am in the mist of sizing up one now. You girls are awsome..Thanks again I do believe I can do it. I willshow pictures as soon as I get it going. Of course it will not be till after Christmas but praise God it is started now...

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