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    help with roolen hunter star

    trying to follow her instrutions but my beigh which is her drk blue is to big.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ar-t50608.html
    what am i doing wrong
    what size is her block unfinished
    could someone show after sewing strip and pressing open how to cut the apart
    Thanks Gale
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    Looks like your strip (her dk blue, your light), was too wide. I'm not sure what the width should be, maybe someone else knows.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    said the strips were 1 1/2 in the post which they both are
    my brain is fried on this! LOL
    Gale

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    Can't help with this one but if all else fails, Quilter's Cache has one with templates or paper piecing.
    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    Can't help with this one but if all else fails, Quilter's Cache has one with templates or paper piecing.
    I am doing this block today. I am using the Quilter's Cache PP pattern. Your second block looks like the finished block they have. I went to your link and the block looks good to me. Maybe I don't understand the problem. Looks like you did a very good job on this star. BrendaK
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    i`m off to get the templates as much as i don`t like them think it will be easier
    Thanks Gale

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    What dimensions are your blue pieces - they should be 1.5" high, and 1 3/4 inches on the short side, 4 3/4 inches on the long side.

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    It looks to me like the seam has not been well pressed; that might be causing some 'shortness' of the blue.

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    yes that`s what the blue measures
    guess this block isn`t for me
    itried the template and it looks like it will fit on the left but after pressing its not i give up
    Gale
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    Looks like you didn't line it up correctly, you should have dog ears on both ends. Why not try the paper pieced one?
    Bernie

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    Dog ears that`s probably my problem!
    will take apart and resew!lol
    Gale

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33 View Post
    Dog ears that`s probably my problem!
    will take apart and resew!lol
    Gale
    lol! Let me know if that was it!
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    fixed the dog ears and its working i had to cut the triangle a bit bigger than cache said even after adding 1/4
    i have 1/4 of a block finished ya!
    Will post when i get it done.
    getting ready for bed!
    Gale

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    So glad the block is working for you......... Just hate when something you are working on doesn't click. Blood pressure goes WAY Up..... and they say sewing and quilting is relaxing.... LOL
    Looking forward to seeing your blocks.

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    acrylic template for hunters star
    http://www.quilttemplates.com/favori...teblocks3.html

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    Just needed to shift before sewing and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    You can also check out Deb Tucker's "Rapid Fire Hunter's Star". She has a video on her website: http://www.studio180design.net/videos/?id=2 . Her ruler is more expensive than the one you posted but you get several sizes on one ruler and she uses a technique similar to Roolen's. I don't like using paper templates either
    Bernie

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    Paper piecing the hunter star is so much easier than doing it with the rulers. It whips up in no time doing it PP'd. I am I am sure you can find a Hunter Star paper piecing pattern on the web. Just print out the pattern once ........ then take a bunch of paper and using your sewing machine with no thread in it sew along the lines. Now you have all your paper piecing patterns and they fold easier and they are easier to remove.

    Hope this all makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilterfay View Post
    Paper piecing the hunter star is so much easier than doing it with the rulers. It whips up in no time doing it PP'd. I am I am sure you can find a Hunter Star paper piecing pattern on the web. Just print out the pattern once ........ then take a bunch of paper and using your sewing machine with no thread in it sew along the lines. Now you have all your paper piecing patterns and they fold easier and they are easier to remove.

    Hope this all makes sense.
    The paper pieced pattern is on the same site as the paper templates were. I think she'd rather not paper piece. I suggested that twice--some folks just don't like to paper piece...
    Bernie

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    They look fine to me. I think you can make this pattern any size you want to. My blocks for the one I made were 18 inches. Its really up to you to decide how big or how small to make it.
    Linda L Rucker

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    I would love to do one of these but it does look complicated, so I guess b4 I start one I had better get the templates... good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33 View Post
    trying to follow her instrutions but my beigh which is her drk blue is to big.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ar-t50608.html
    what am i doing wrong
    what size is her block unfinished
    could someone show after sewing strip and pressing open how to cut the apart
    Thanks Gale
    Do you have her ruler? It is so much easier with the ruler. Instructions with lots of pics come with the ruler. I am in the process of making a hunter's star right now with a 6" finished block. For triangles you need strips 6" wide WOF, for the trapezoids you need strips 1 3/4" wide WOF & for the accents (stars/diamonds) you need strips 2 1/4" wide WOF. This is for a 3 colour block. For my block I have: 1 trapezoid & 1 triangle in the same colour, 2nd trapezoid & triangle in another colour & for the accents -stars/diamonds I have a 3rd colour. This is a little hard to explain here but hopefully this will help. PM me & I may be able to give you some additional help.
    Carol
    Last edited by callen; 06-08-2012 at 05:44 AM. Reason: grammar
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    Just to add, I have Deb Tucker's ruler & it is a BIG help. When I had problems I just went to her video & it was a huge help also. It is a little more money but well worth it IMHO. I am 1/2 way thru my quilt & really have had no major problems to speak of. Try Deb's video & I am sure that will be a big help.

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    callen hows the fire situation? Hope much better. We lived 30 years in Thompson manitoba and fires were sure a threat every summer.
    As to the block you sure don`t need a special ruler just a 45% I just finished! Boy were those trapezoids ever hard to sew to the diamonds took them apart too many times to count but well worth it.
    I feel if you can do this block you can do anything!
    Yes pp maybe is the way to go but I wanted to try just cutting but ended up using templates which din`t turn out to bad.

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    its done in xmas as i`m doing craftsy bom but din`t like this month as i wanted more challenging Lol complete with my foot! haven`t learned how to crop just resize!
    Thanks all for the help
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