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Thread: My Carpenter's Star Pattern

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    SO PRETTY!. THANKS!!!!

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    I love homemade patterns, thanks!

    sorry I'm new, so I have a possible stupid question... I assume when you sew the 2 squares together (to make the half square blacks), you sew 2 lines, one down each side of the marked line, then cut on the marked line, creating 2 half square blocks? correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimistutz
    Hi, I am new to this site and to quilting. I love this pattern and a big thank you for posting it. I think even I will be able to follow this. One question tho, how long and how many times did it take to get this pattern drawn? I would love to be able to do that. :thumbup:
    I don't remember. Not too long though. I don't even remember if I made the pattern or the block first. Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    I love homemade patterns, thanks!

    sorry I'm new, so I have a possible stupid question... I assume when you sew the 2 squares together (to make the half square blacks), you sew 2 lines, one down each side of the marked line, then cut on the marked line, creating 2 half square blocks? correct?
    Yes. And that's NOT a stupid question. I didn't even know about doing it that way until I'd been quilting probably 9 months. I would cut the squares in half and then have to sew on the diagonal. I'm glad that you know how to do it the faster and more accurate way. Good Luck! If you have any questions, just ask. I'd be happy to help you.
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    This is what it looks like with 6 in [finished] squares, a 1 in red border, and a 7 in outer border. About 64 in finished. I've made 3 so far. One is in my sewing room, the other 2 are in my girls rooms. Theirs are made with asian black and white prints
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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    This is what it looks like with 6 in [finished] squares, a 1 in red border, and a 7 in outer border. About 64 in finished. I've made 3 so far. One is in my sewing room, the other 2 are in my girls rooms. Theirs are made with asian black and white prints
    OH! That's pretty. So, it's just one giant block for a bed? if I understand you correctly? Very cool! How long does it take to make one that size?

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    Love it! Think I'll try one this weekend.

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    I am all over this!!! I have my squares cut out - but being a bit daring - I am starting with 6 in squares, sewing down the middle, cutting in half and hoping for the best. . .now that I think about it - will my full squares be too big? Should those get cut down a little? I usually try to stick with nice round numbers since I still have a hard time measuring correctly. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    I am all over this!!! I have my squares cut out - but being a bit daring - I am starting with 6 in squares, sewing down the middle, cutting in half and hoping for the best. . .now that I think about it - will my full squares be too big? Should those get cut down a little? I usually try to stick with nice round numbers since I still have a hard time measuring correctly. :)
    Your HQT should start 1/2 in biggger, 3/4 to be on the safe side. Make the HST as usual, Then square them up to match the 61/2 in squares. So, for the HQT start with a 7in square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    This is what it looks like with 6 in [finished] squares, a 1 in red border, and a 7 in outer border. About 64 in finished. I've made 3 so far. One is in my sewing room, the other 2 are in my girls rooms. Theirs are made with asian black and white prints
    OH! That's pretty. So, it's just one giant block for a bed? if I understand you correctly? Very cool! How long does it take to make one that size?
    It's a wall hanging. It's not long enough for a bed. You could design some thing to go on the top and bottom to make it long enough for a bed. I have another one cut out, and that's what I plan on doing with it. It will be for my neice.
    Once it's cut out, you could peice it in one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Your HQT should start 1/2 in biggger, 3/4 to be on the safe side. Make the HST as usual, Then square them up to match the 61/2 in squares. So, for the HQT start with a 7in square.
    Thats what I was afraid of. I have all the squares cut and some of the triangles done. Can I just cut down the squares that don't get made into triangles? I started with all 6 in unfininshed squares.

    This math stuff is still so beyond me! Maybe my best option would be to square up my trianges, then make my squares of the background fabric 1/2 in smaller?

    Or did I read that completly wrong. Should the background squares and all the HST be the same size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    I am all over this!!! I have my squares cut out - but being a bit daring - I am starting with 6 in squares, sewing down the middle, cutting in half and hoping for the best. . .now that I think about it - will my full squares be too big? Should those get cut down a little? I usually try to stick with nice round numbers since I still have a hard time measuring correctly. :)
    At least by cutting the six inch squares for the HST, you are safe with the size of your full squares.
    The formula for HST is: 7/8" to an inch larger than the size of the block you are trying to create.
    You will have to trim, but at least you will have something you can trim ...
    Had you wanted to have 6 inch HST - - you would have cut squares that were 7 inches or 6 7/8", draw diagonal, sew on each side, cut on drawn line ...
    Very clever of you, and you will find that you will learn a lot with your experimental mentality don't forget to share your results!
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    Very pretty!

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    Ok I think I get it now. I do think I will want to square my HST to something nice and round. I think I am at about 5 3/4 now but I don't remember for sure. (That is what happens when your on the computer at work - and the pcs are at home!) Then I can cut my squares to match and be all set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Your HQT should start 1/2 in biggger, 3/4 to be on the safe side. Make the HST as usual, Then square them up to match the 61/2 in squares. So, for the HQT start with a 7in square.
    Thats what I was afraid of. I have all the squares cut and some of the triangles done. Can I just cut down the squares that don't get made into triangles? I started with all 6 in unfininshed squares.

    This math stuff is still so beyond me! Maybe my best option would be to square up my trianges, then make my squares of the background fabric 1/2 in smaller?

    Or did I read that completly wrong. Should the background squares and all the HST be the same size?
    cminor is right. I don't do the math any more. I guess it's a case of I've been doing it so long, I just jump right in and do it with out thinking. Guess I type the same way. My pattern was in a magizine, I didn't have to do the math, some one did it for me. Never was good at it anyway!!

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    itty bitty squares? I'll pass til i gain experience. But seriously you're sweet to post this for us. I'm going to bookmark this though for later. This is such a real purty pattern.

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    With the grid provided, you can start with any size square you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    Ok I think I get it now. I do think I will want to square my HST to something nice and round. I think I am at about 5 3/4 now but I don't remember for sure. (That is what happens when your on the computer at work - and the pcs are at home!) Then I can cut my squares to match and be all set!
    Sounds like you have it down.

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    Sorry if I got ypu confused. I don't always think things through. I guess you could say I'm a bit inpulsive. I did look up my pattern, and it did say 7 in squares for the HQT. The standard formula says to add 7/8 in. I guess I need to do a little review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Sorry if I got ypu confused. I don't always think things through. I guess you could say I'm a bit inpulsive. I did look up my pattern, and it did say 7 in squares for the HQT. The standard formula says to add 7/8 in. I guess I need to do a little review.
    Hi momymom! I love your avatar. Is it from your garden? Beauuuu tii fullll

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    no, it's from my anniversary bouquet. My husband buys me one yellow rose [my favorite] for each year we've been married. This year will be 29. That rose was from 2 years ago. He couldn't find enough yellow, so it was a mix. I stood on a chair and took pictures. Then cropped and edited it. That's the end result. It's my wall paper too. He says he might have to go back to just a dozen, it's getting to expensive. Hard to find that many roses in one place too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    no, it's from my anniversary bouquet. My husband buys me one yellow rose [my favorite] for each year we've been married. This year will be 29. That rose was from 2 years ago. He couldn't find enough yellow, so it was a mix. I stood on a chair and took pictures. Then cropped and edited it. That's the end result. It's my wall paper too. He says he might have to go back to just a dozen, it's getting to expensive. Hard to find that many roses in one place too!!
    It will be 44 for me! And, one rose says it all if it comes with chocolate!!!

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    Sugar free for me. He usually gets me the Godiva bars, when he can find them.

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    This looks like one I can try...I'm not afraid of 1/2 square triangles....and your tute is very easy to follow...this is coming from a "newbie"....thank-you for posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindySue
    This looks like one I can try...I'm not afraid of 1/2 square triangles....and your tute is very easy to follow...this is coming from a "newbie"....thank-you for posting...
    RAH :!: :!: :!: CindySue ... it is just sooo fun when newbies jump right in - - make sure you have your camera batteries charged, cuz seeing the results is at least HALF the fun, eh? :thumbup:

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