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Old 01-05-2015, 01:51 AM
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Star Points are one of my shortcut methods that make piecing easier and gives you intricate looks with easy steps.

You do have to have a template to make these. Then once you make the star point squares you sew them into a quilt block of your choice to make a quilt or other project.

For a 12 1/2" quilt block you need a 2 1/2" template.

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Here is my BOM for Jan that uses this star point square.
You can find a free quilt design in this BOM
http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...m-t259177.html

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Love this shortcut method!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!
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Rhonda you are amazing Love the quilt
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Am I correct in saying the green and yellow rectangles are cut in different sizes? I'm a little dense this morning!!LOL Love the block!!
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Tried a couple out of trash fabric. I assume they are supposed to measure 2-1/2 when finished? The first one I don't get my 2-1/2 inch square far enough into the corner before trimming so 1 seam allowance is not a full 1/4 , the second one did better. I matched up the 2 side seams and put a crease in the hot pink fabric so I would know where to place my square corner. Thanks for the tutorial!image.jpg
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I would have never figured out how to make this without the tutorial. Thanks a bunch. It is a very interesting block. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us in 2015.
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Originally Posted by clem55 View Post
Am I correct in saying the green and yellow rectangles are cut in different sizes? I'm a little dense this morning!!LOL Love the block!!
You will see the numbers above each rectangle in the pic above - the outer rectangles are 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and the center one is 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". They can be longer just means you'll have more to trim off.

I was thinking that this would work well with the 2 1/2" strips they sell.

The center rectangle is a bit longer than the outer ones. the length doesn't really matter as long as you are longer than needed rather than shorter. I was just trying to get a rectangle that wasn't going to leave too much fabric leftovers. The width of the yellow is important or you will have a wider star point in the middle and that may make you lose the side fabrics when the squares are sewn together.

I have alot of free quilt blocks posted you can use these with. Let me see if I can round them up and give you links to find them all.

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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Tried a couple out of trash fabric. I assume they are supposed to measure 2-1/2 when finished? The first one I don't get my 2-1/2 inch square far enough into the corner before trimming so 1 seam allowance is not a full 1/4 , the second one did better. I matched up the 2 side seams and put a crease in the hot pink fabric so I would know where to place my square corner. Thanks for the tutorial!Attachment 504825
This particular size is designed for use with a 2 1/2" template yes. But you can use any size template and just make your rectangles larger. I do most things by trial and error and I use copy paper to practice with. It is inexpensive and you can sew and iron it like fabric. So you can try a larger size if you like.
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Default Star point quilt blocks links

Here you can find free quilt blocks to make with the Star Point Squares(previously called Blocks)

http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t156251.html
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Awesome - looks complex but you've made it look easier - I'll have to try this soon. Thanks!
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