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    Star Point Squares Tutorial

    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!Name:  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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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!Name:  image.jpg
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    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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    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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    Rhonda, as usual, you are so generous with your instructions and time and we appreciate it so much. I loved your recent post showing the new placements of these Star Point Designs into a quilt.
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    Thank you ladies. I appreciate your comments

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    Thank you Rhonda for the tutorial going to try this

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    Thanks for sharing....

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    Absolutely LOVE your tutorial and Inca Star! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for your generosity!

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    R u going to host a retreat at MSQC this summer?

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    thanks for taking the time to make another great tut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    R u going to host a retreat at MSQC this summer?
    Yes it is June 11 - 14th Let me know if you are interested in coming

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    thanks Nan I enjoy sharing

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    love your amazing cut down methods.
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    Thanks for the awesome design and tut. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your designs I've seen. I was thinking it would be perfect for PP each small square but I may try w/o the paper w/ your simple rectangle cut in 1/2.
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    OK I'm ready to begin my block but not sure I have the updated star Point Sq. Tut/ You mentioned you were doing an easier one. Thats the one I want. There is no update on the one I have dated January 2015 Piece & Cut BOM.
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    My original version of the Star Point uses swatches and a 30 degree cut. This tute posted here is the updated version and is the one to use with my BOM. Tho you can use the original version if you like.

    One of the reason I did this updated version was to eliminate using a ruler to get the 30 degree cut. and I also wanted to cut down on the leftover fabric.

    As far as I'm concerned the original version is quicker and easier. You don't have to have any particular cut squares. Just use a scrap piece or rough cut what you need. No math no mess.
    But some find the 30 degree cut confusing and or don't have a ruler with the 30 degree line.

    Whereas this version you have to take time to cut 2 1/2" strips and then cut them to the right size.
    If it bothers you to have leftovers then this is the one to use.

    The original is quick and easy no math no fuss
    The second is less leftovers no 30 degree cut and still easy to do.

    It's up to you which one you want to use.

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    I just found this, Rhonda...I'm anxious to try it with smaller width strips, naturally. I'm thinking 3. 1 1/2" strips would work to get 1" finished blocks. -
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    I'm excited to see what you do with these G I can't say I've done much with the 1" size in star points LOL

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