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Carpenters Wheel / Star Easy Project Reference Sheet

Old 09-30-2017, 04:44 PM
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Here's my version. I'm very pleased with it. It took about eleven to twelve hours total. I used the Magic Eight method for making eight HSTs at a time. I made two Magic Eights of each color combination. I'm sure that helped save time. I used yardage instead of charm squares and trimmed the HSTs to five inches unfinished. Stitchinbee's directions were very helpful.

I have a friend who's having twin grandkids next year and I think I'll make this again. I may use just one color for the inner star and a different one for the outer star, switching colors for the second quilt.


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Old 10-01-2017, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by par4theday View Post
If you want a 12 1/2 inch block, make all of your squares or HST 2"
That is the cut size of the squares - they "finish" at 1-1/2 inch.

Make your HST units "finish" at 1-1/2 inch. If you use the cut the squares on the diagonal method - cut the squares 2-3/8 (or 2-1/2 inches and trim the sewn units - my preferred way to do things)

6 x 1.5 = 12
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:10 AM
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I love pictures to learn, i am a visual learner so appreciate the time you took to post-thank you. Tate your version is very nice.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:55 AM
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Thanks so much for doing this - it's such a help.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:55 AM
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Thank you very much. I recently made one just looking at the block .A reference sheet would have helped very much. Denise

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Old 02-10-2018, 10:51 AM
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Nice job!! Wish I had this month's ago!! Made one for neice wedding.. her new last name is carpenter! Would made easier! I drew if on graph paper in colors i was using so was like this!
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:45 PM
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Thanks! You make this pattern seem very do-able.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:41 AM
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I'm just wondering if any of you all would be interested in more patterns in this type of format? I would love to do more.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
I used 6 - 1/2" blocks and ended up with the star 48" square before any borders. That would work great to cover the center of a double bed. I'd suggest measuring the top of your bed and divide by 8 to get an approximate block size.
this is a good hint. thanks!
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
this is a good hint. thanks!
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