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Thread: So i'm thinking lol how bout a lonestar quilt? what is to stop me? :)

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    So i'm thinking, lol, why not a lonestar quilt, what is to stop me? lol Other than fear!!!!! LOL LOL LOL So i'm thinking why not? I must be bored, cus i have other projects i havent finished, but oh well :) So i've decided i can strip-piece a lonestar, simple lol, maybe? lol Course i can do it.

    Here is my question, if you were going to strip-piece a lone star, what width, unfinished width, of strips do you think you would use? I just don't know what's a good size, 2 1/2? or something smaller? :) :) :)

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    I don't know what size strips Bab, but I applaud you. Have always wanted to try one, just haven't had the nerve. Good for you!


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    I think it will be easy??????? lol :) I know how to do strip piecing, so with that down pat, all i have to do is cut my finished strips at 45 degree angle, and i have that on my cutting mat :) so easy???? lol want to try one with me? :)

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    Hay Barb, I think I just might let you go first, you do the first step and then maybe I'll get up enough nerve to jump in! :D


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    LOL LOL ok!!!!! :) :) :)

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    Mine was 2 1/2" be sure to STARCH heavy before cutting your angles....that helped me the most...good luck...:-)

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    Oh Barb.....you are sooooooooooooooooo BRAVE!! :shock:

    You go for it gal...then I might just follow you :D :D :D

    Got any ideas what colours you might use yet??? :D

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    I'll follow too! LOL

    They always look so amazing, no matter what the colour. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    Mine was 2 1/2" be sure to STARCH heavy before cutting your angles....that helped me the most...good luck...:-)
    Oh thank you Cathie...i just cut my strips @ 2 1/2! Good deal :) I dont use starch, but i'll be careful, thanks for warning me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh Barb.....you are sooooooooooooooooo BRAVE!! :shock:

    You go for it gal...then I might just follow you :D :D :D

    Got any ideas what colours you might use yet??? :D
    Yup, just did all my estimations on paper lol, wonder if they're right though? lol guess i'll find out.

    4 colours, pale green, peach, tan, and peach floral
    8 strips of each colour, 2 1/2 x 14 maybe? lol guess i'll find out :)

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    I second the starch thing, it really does make a difference!

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    This is one for my "Someday" list. You go first- if I think I can do it, it will stay on the list. If I see I can't- off the list it goes! Good luck! I'm cheering you on from the sidelines (what am I saying???? Your success means another quilt stays on my list!)

    Can't wait to see it............

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    OH, I WANT PICTURES!!

    You are soooo brave!!!

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    Barb, guess i better succeed then huh? lol lol

    Terri, i plotted my plan on paper, then i even took a photo of my paper plot lol, but do you think my camera wants to cough up the photo's lol, noooo, so we're re-charging batteries. But, got my strips cut, but have to go to bed now :)

    Bluechicken, hmmm, i dont do starch, but well, oh well, do i ever follow the rules? lol

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    Yea, gotta love new fangled things, huh? lol

    You get some sleep, dream about this gorgeous quilt you are going to make. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Yea, gotta love new fangled things, huh? lol

    You get some sleep, dream about this gorgeous quilt you are going to make. :)
    Ok, i'll take that as a direct order! It's 5am here, ok, i promise, i'm really going to bed this time LOL :)

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    I've done 3 lonestars now. 1 largeish one for middle daughter (which btw was my first) 1 pink one for a baby shower (no pic) and am working on #3 for grandson who's due in July. :)
    I strip pieced all 3 and the strips go together quickly,
    the tricky part is keeping all those strips aligned when sewing out the star
    points, as they're cut on the bias and boyyyyyyyyyyyy oh boyyyyyyyyyy do
    they like to stretch hehehe

    Just remember press press press and press s'more,
    when you get to the center you may find yourself pressing in all directions to get it to lay flat and that is the only place that the pints tend to be extra difficult at times. I found the trick is to take your time and don't be afraid of using every pin you have to hold it together while sewing ;) ;)
    here's a pic of the one I'm doing now it's a tiny one but so is the one it's being made for :) hehe
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    Brave woman!!!! :lol:

    Here's a prior post I bookmarked by sewnsewer about how she made her lonestar:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/13753.page

    Hope this helps!

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    Yeh that tute should help tons that's how I did mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Barb, have you seem the Lone Star paper you can buy and just sew your pieces onto it and then cut? It looked pretty easy- a Lone star is so pretty! Good luck with it!
    Good idea Loretta! Might do that next time, if there is a next time, this is not working out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvseals
    I've done 3 lonestars now. 1 largeish one for middle daughter (which btw was my first) 1 pink one for a baby shower (no pic) and am working on #3 for grandson who's due in July. :)
    I strip pieced all 3 and the strips go together quickly,
    the tricky part is keeping all those strips aligned when sewing out the star
    points, as they're cut on the bias and boyyyyyyyyyyyy oh boyyyyyyyyyy do
    they like to stretch hehehe

    Just remember press press press and press s'more,
    when you get to the center you may find yourself pressing in all directions to get it to lay flat and that is the only place that the pints tend to be extra difficult at times. I found the trick is to take your time and don't be afraid of using every pin you have to hold it together while sewing ;) ;)
    here's a pic of the one I'm doing now it's a tiny one but so is the one it's being made for :) hehe
    Oh wow, that is gorgeous, and thank you for all your tips

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    Oh i know, sewnsewer did a great tue, only i didnt understand all of it. So silly me thought i could do it my OWN way! And this it would work! NOT! lol lol Had my plan all written down on paper and everything, but diamonds are so hard to calculate the right dimensions! I did 2 1/2" strips, sewed them together, then sliced 2 1/2 the other way, on the 45 degree angle, did they come out right, nooooooo, long and skinny! So now i turned my leftover strips into 1 1/2" strips, and have sliced them, and am now sewing them. I think they look like a diamond. I'm not having trouble sewing on the bias, but wish i knew how to figure, when your strips are a certain width, how far apart to slice them in the other direction. But, i will see how these 1 1/2 inchers work

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    I applaud you. I want to make one too but am intimidated by the pattern. Keep us posted and maybe your success will be inspiration to all of us to try one.

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    BarbM,



    I know you can, I know you can, I know you can!

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    I did one, and you can too! It takes some time, and I would recommend sizing to hold everything nice whileyou are piecing them together. And pinning! Wow, did I pin alot! I actually drew out a schematic of the point and pinned and pressed to get it to be the correct size and shape. I found an old magazine that had pretty good directions. Will see if it is still around and post it later.

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