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    These "blocks" save time and effort when made with my cut down method. The cut down method is when you sew fabrics together and then cut out the square instead of cutting each piece with a template before you sew.

    By using these "Blocks" you can get some stunning quilt blocks with easy steps. The intricate looking quilt blocks will look so fantastic people will think you spent a lot more time and trouble than you really did.

    Here is a project I contributed to Konstantin's Quilted Paradise newsletter last year.
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/038-oqk.jsp - mouse pad--star points

    These blocks are so easy and I do recommend them for beginners. They are deceptively simple!

    Lay your joined swatches on a mini cutting mat. Lay the template on the swatches. You need to have a 1/4" seam allowance above the point where the three swatches meet at the top. At the bottom corner of the template make sure you look at the grid on the template and center that template corner. Hold the template firmlly and cut along one side with a rotary cutter. Keep your hold on the template as you use the other hand to gently turn the mat as you continue to cut along each side til you have a square cut out.
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    Star Point Block
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    Cut two green swatches and one burgandy swatch. The size of the swatch will depend on the size of template you are using. Any leftovers can be recycled. so cut your swatches just a bit more than you need or like I prefer a lot more than you need. The larger the swatch the easier it is to recycle into another "Block"
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    Sew one green and one burgandy together
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    You will need a 30 degree angle template or ruler. I send these out for free so if you need one just send me a pm or email me. My email is in my signature
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    And here is the Star Point Block ready to sew to other blocks into a quilt block!
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    Here you can see where the "Block" was cut out. the leftovers can be pulled apart and recycled into more "Blocks"
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    Llay the 30 degree angle line on the seam as shown. Make sure you have the right side of the template laying on the burgandy so you get a 30 degree cut. then cut along the edge of the template on the right side.
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    Here is what you should have now. Notice the seam allowance at the top from where the burgandy stops below the green edge.Make sure you position your template or ruler to allow for this when you cut the angle.
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    Lay your joined swatches face down onto the other green swatch and sew the seam to join that swatch to the two.
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    Here you have all three swatches joined. Now it is time to cut out the Star Point Block
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    Cool!

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    Thank you for sharing this idea !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evelynquilts
    Thank you for sharing this idea !!!
    I wrote 4 Ebooks available here on the Board and this was my second Book. Here I want to share the block. I have a Sampler Quilt quiltalong on the board and I have used this block in the weekly blocks I have posted. So I wanted to make sure the block directions are on the board as well as on my website.

    Here is the link for the virtual section that has all the links pertaining to the Sampler Quiltalong
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1017

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    Thanks for the tute.

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    Thanks for giving in an idea for using up some scraps & leftover fabric pieces.

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    Thanks. Great tute. Love to use scraps. :thumbup:

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    Thank you for sharing and giving us this tute.

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    You're welcome everyone!

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    Rhonda: your tutorials are amazing. You have truly inspired me to try new things in new ways. Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to put these together. I can't express enough how much I appreciate your efforts. I'm excited to try all your methods out.

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    Hello, my name is Patricia. I would like to get one of the templetes and wondering if there are any freen tuts aVAILABLE. .Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    Rhonda: your tutorials are amazing. You have truly inspired me to try new things in new ways. Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to put these together. I can't express enough how much I appreciate your efforts. I'm excited to try all your methods out.
    thanks so much Dellareya I am so pleased to share this with you!! I am working on getting all of my "Blocks" in the tutorials and now have a virtual section where you can see all of them as soon as I get them all on. There are 3 there now you can see.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1020

    You can see all of my Virtual sections and all the others if you click on the Virtual link below in the link list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricia graham
    Hello, my name is Patricia. I would like to get one of the templetes and wondering if there are any freen tuts aVAILABLE. My email addy is grahampatricia64@yahoo.com.Thanks.
    I will be happy to send you the templates. I have a 1 1/4" /1 1/2" / 2 1/2" and a 3 1/2" template with a grid. Then I have a 3" and a 4 1/2" clear templates with the 30 degree angle marked on them. The 3" is for making a 6 1/2" unfinished quilt block and the 4 1/2" is for making a 12 1/2" quilt block. I also have a Dresden Kaleidoscop template. So just let me know what you would like and I will get it out to you.

    As these are hard plastic (except the Kaleidoscope one) I need your postal address to send you one. Please send it in a pm or email me at patchesbyr@yahoo.com thanks!!

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    My free tutorials as of now but will be adding more soon!

    Rhonda's Blocks
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1020


    Bentonsport Iowa Quilt Retreat - Sept 24 -26
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50886-1.htm

    My free tutorials on the Quilted Paradise Newsletter

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/230-jzl.jsp ---cell phone case
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp -- bookmarks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/232-uid.jsp -- softbox pincushion 1st half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/233-uid.jsp -- softbox pincushion 2nd half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/067-ezl.jsp -- keychains
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/038-oqk.jsp - mouse pad--star point
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/235-zez.jsp - Ways to go beyond Quilts


    My free tutorials on the Quilting Board

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm - Easy Half Square Triangles
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36995-1.htm - Butterflys
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-38879-1.htm - Boston Blocks
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30920-1.htm - Confusion Crazy Quilting
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23252-1.htm - Tips for HSTs
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-53469-1.htm - Sunbonnet Sue Magnets
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46365-1.htm - Easy Way to Piece this HST Quilt Block


    Block of the Month in the Virtual section(also in the BOM section)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56442-1.htm - Rhonda's Sampler Quilt along


    Rhonda's Workshops and Classes ( in the virtual section)
    Classes available here:
    The Drunkard's Path Bookmark Class - Part 1
    The Drunkard's Path Bookmark Class - Part 2
    Trip Around the World Keychain Class Part 1/ 2 and 3

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1010


    My website:

    http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com a free teaching site


    My EBooks

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/977-owz.jsp - Playing with Boston Blocks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp - Dresden Kaleidoscopes
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/995-owz.jsp - Star Point Block
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/822.jsp ------ Bed Quilts Blocks and Borders with Wings Blocks

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    It"s Patricia.I live in a town Called Knobnoster, Mo. It"s a mobile home park so it should get to me fine.I"ll take the4@one half( makes the 12@half in.block) Then I'll take the 3in. one.Thanks.

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    Thanks for such a clear tute! Seeing each step you take is wonderfully explained.

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    Rhonda, your cut down methods are amazing. How did you ever figure this out. I usually have to square things up befor I cut and you make it so simple.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Rhonda, your cut down methods are amazing. How did you ever figure this out. I usually have to square things up befor I cut and you make it so simple.
    Thanks!
    I really don't know how I got started. I do remember seeing something on Simply Quilts that sparked a what if moment. What if I tried this or what if I take her idea and add this to it.
    I love what ifs!

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    I like what ifs also.

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    i really love that idea. good way to use up scraps. oh and by the way thank you for the template. it will be perfect for the project im fixin to start.
    thanks
    beverly

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    Going to be trying this one soon. Just got my templates yesterday after returning home from judging 4-H clothing at the Clackamas County Fair near where I live. Thank you so much Rhonda. Really appreciate what you are doing for all of us at no cost us!!! Thank you. Thank you.

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    You're welcome! I love sharing!

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    Rhonda, as always you are amazing. God bless. Penny

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    hello I would like to recieve the 30 degree template.
    Thanks Jennifer
    ps my mom Janet Turner Did one of your blocks for you last year and turned it into a large quilt for your ebooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferlrn
    hello I would like to recieve the 30 degree template. Could you please send it to Jennifer Hokanson 621 Park St Salina KS 67401 Thanks Jennifer
    ps my mom Janet Turner Did one of your blocks for you last year and turned it into a large quilt for your ebooks.
    It's nice to see you here Jennifer!! Yes I remember your mom! She was great to work with! I so appreciated the help she gave me. She did a fantastic job on it too!

    I will send you the template. Did you need any of the other sizes? You will need a template to cut out the square. The 30 degree only has the line scored on it - it doesn't have any grid on it.

    Templates available

    Acrylic with a grid:

    1 1/4"
    1 1/2"
    2 1/2"
    3 1/2"

    Acrylic clear marked with a 30 degree angle

    3"
    4 1/2"

    Dresden Kaleidoscope Template

    If you are doing the Sampler Quilt along I need
    to know if you are doing the 6 1/2" or 12 1/2" quilt blocks

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