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Thread: Star Spin that I learned from Roolan's Tute

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    Star Spin that I learned from Roolan's Tute

    This is a Star Spin I made as a gift for a friend. It's 41" across, hope it's not too big for her table. I've made several and finally learned to construct them just as I would a pinwheel, then the centers match more evenly. Those pesky corners are still a problem, you just have to mess with them. My latest improvements on my technique are to get the strips sewed together, (1) press well, (2) STARCH them well (3) then cut. I don't have any of the "fancy" rulers, I just use the lines on my cutting board and long rulers. I imagine you could get greater accuracy with the other rulers. Name:  2011-12-30 11.29.31.jpg
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    Very nice. I have had that pattern for about 25 years but have never made it up. Saw one on this Board a few weeks ago done in Christmas colors that was also stunning. So I may get to it this year.

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    wow that is great you did a super job. thanks for sharing. blessings ogama

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    Wow they look 3d to me... So awesome... Excellent job- even with out the specialty rulers!!!

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    Great fabrics and scrappy look. No two alike is very appealing.
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    That is beautiful! I love your colors. From here it looks perfect! Well done.

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    Gorgeous! I have this pattern too, but haven't used it yet. I see so many different color combinations and they all look good, but I'm a bit intimidated to start.
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    wow,,,it looks like Greeting cards all fanned out...how happy is that?

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    Very pretty!!! Mine is still waiting for binding!

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    I love that pattern. Very nice!

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    Very neat Star Spin! I made one too and it turned out very nice. Now I just need to do one for myself! You might enjoy the tutorial on binding odd angles at http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com.

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    WOW - Nice job. I would like to do on of these some day.
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    I have that pattern...definitely on my to-do list. Yours is very pretty.
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    Nicely done, it's beautiful.
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    Very nicely done! I'm sure your friend will love it.

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    Beautiful. Looks like post cards fanned out!
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    I love your mix and match fabric choices. Very charming.

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    you did a great job

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    Beautiful. Love the colours

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    Great job, and it looks 3D to me too!!!

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    Wow! Sew very pretty!
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    Your Star Spin is delightful. I tried to find the Roolan tutorial you mentioned, but couldn't locate it. Would you be so kind as to post where it is found? I'd love to try making one.

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    That's beautiful! Great colors

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    Very pretty. You did a great job on it.
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    Hi JudyMN, I've had other requests too, and I've searched my socks off on this site with no results. Sooooo... I just messaged our wonderful "board master" (or whatever the technical term is for this amazing person....) and asked for help for all of us! Perhaps we can find "roolan" again and ask her to repost her tute.

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