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    Scrappy star using dryer sheets

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a few blocks of scrappy stars, asking advice about using dryer sheets for the scraps to be sewn onto. Comments, pro & con, were made about using them, and so I continued making the blocks, as they were used sheets and enough said that after washing them, they had no problem with the fragrance. I got all the blocks sewn together and just have to post it. I will be adding borders, to make it more queen size. It is pictured on a king bed, so size is about 55x77
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    Just a closer up picture. I was going to use sashing between the blocks, but it was suggested to not do that. I am so glad I didn't.

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    I am so glad to hear the dryer sheets worked. I am getting ready to do my first pp and I will use the dryer sheets now. I have an abundance of them saved up. Such an inexpensive way to do pp.
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    looks great so far
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    oooh, I love that yellow background.
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    That turned out so pretty! It looks good without sashing
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    Beautiful quilt! Did you mark your dryer sheets to get a consistent sewing line? If yes, I am guessing you just used a pen and ruler and marked them by hand??

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    Wow this is beautiful! Can you share how you did this? I'm not sure how dryer sheets helped you but am so curious. Thank you for putting this beautiful quilt in my head. I have some scraps that will be great for this I think. Did you use a special ruler for the yellow center?

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    very nice quilt!!!like the yellow
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    very nice design
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    Beautiful quilt! Did you mark your dryer sheets to get a consistent sewing line? If yes, I am guessing you just used a pen and ruler and marked them by hand??
    I didnt pp, I squared the dryer sheet, used water soluble glue stick, to attach star in corner and just sewed narrow strips at random. That way when I sewed the blocks together I didn't have all the seams at the same places. The yellow piece is shaped like a kite
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    Glad the dryer sheets worked out for you. I used some when I was making a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. Worked like a charm and kept them out of the landfill.
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    Oh, Spartan, I love the way it finished. The scrappy diamonds are so perfect with the yellow centers. They flow into each other and my eye just roams around the top, seeing all the great fabrics. Some look like tumbling blocks and others have a twist like a winding road. I enjoy looking at this beauty. You have something fabulous here. Love, love love it!
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    interesting pattern -- where was your inspiration for that pattern? don't think i have seen that particular one before? i've seen other scrappies similar....but the positioning of the scraps is different...
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    That turned out great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am View Post
    interesting pattern -- where was your inspiration for that pattern? don't think i have seen that particular one before? i've seen other scrappies similar....but the positioning of the scraps is different...

    This would be a Spider Web pattern if you worked the strips only to the point of the kite and turn the points to set
    north-south-east -west. This pattern has the strips extended so the star floats and does not connect to the other stars. A neat variation.

    Am I seeing it as an altered state of spider web,or not?
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    wow, your quilt came out great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    I didnt pp, I squared the dryer sheet, used water soluble glue stick, to attach star in corner and just sewed narrow strips at random. That way when I sewed the blocks together I didn't have all the seams at the same places. The yellow piece is shaped like a kite
    What a great idea.

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    I can't really say where the idea came from. I had the kite idea, probably from the periwinkle pattern, but all these strips of scraps, so I just started playing with 2 blocks and liked how they came out. Problem is that I still have a lot of scraps left. Must dream up something else now. Thanks to all for the great comments
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    The yellow is a great background color. Nice work!
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    your quilt is fabulous!!! i am so glad that you continued on and finished it. i didn't comment on your post about dryer sheets, tho i have used them for years. i put them in a mesh laundry bag and launder on gentle, press flat and use. after washing, the smell almost gone, then wash quilt...no smell.
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    Wow the stars are so bright and pretty!
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    Very cool....I love the yellow too, nice and happy.

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    That is such an interesting design. Can't wait till it is finished with the borders. Good job.

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    That is a beautiful quilt.

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    beautiful quilt. Great job!

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