x. Rita, this quilt is amazingly beautiful! I like to use 40wt hand quilting thread in a matching or neutral shade. © 2020 Cassandra Madge - WordPress Theme by Kadence WP. “English Paper Piecing isn’t Just for Hexagons” by Teresa Justice. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. 2" - 8 Pointed Star - English Paper Piecing - Papers and Template. The Star of Bethlehem block is made up of diamond, square, triangle, and house shapes, making it ideal for learning how to English paper piece many unique shapes. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Starting at a corner that is 90° or larger, fold the fabric over the paper on both sides of the corner. Sew a B inside each inverted point of the center star. I hope that you find them helpful in your own […], Your email address will not be published. All About English Paper Piecing with Six Pointed Stars Sue Daley November 29, 2018 All About English Paper Piecing. Come with me on a journey of quilting, craft, gardening and family. It is also the shape used for making the traditional baby block. View cart for details. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. I know that it might be a bit of a stretch to claim a star pattern is the BEST, but as you may know, I have been making paper pieced stars for a year now as part of the QCA Stars Bee, and I have used most of the different free 12″ stars that are out there on the net. However, if you are planning on machine sewing the block to other blocks or adding borders to make a small quilt as in my Star of Bethlehem block, you do not need to fold the outer seam allowance over the paper. You can also go to YouTube to see my tutorial for this fabulous shape! 127 Liberty Star Units + 10 Liberty Half Star Units. To ensure the pieces will line up correctly, you may wish to tack the matching corners of the pieces together. Your sister is just as amazing as you are. First of all, why don’t we just call it a diamond? I used many precious scraps including some Cotton & Steel and Arizona where I found the gorgeous coral tones. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I. Star Ornaments English paper piecing quilt pattern by Paper Pieces. Continue around the piece tacking each corner and edge where needed, ending at the corner where you started. You may now remove the papers from the B pieces. You can see more of my Six-pointed Star projects in my latest look book on Issuu.com. To view all previous posts in this series, click here. Sue’s January star was a little bit on the crazy side, but I hope that it will work well with the blocks she has already received. See more ideas about Paper piecing, English paper piecing, Piecings. However, when you work on more complicated paper piecing patterns, like English Roses, I can't always wait, and do start removing the paper early from the centers. Take a look at Teresa Justice and Darlene Beltman’s book, An English Paper-Pieced Sampler. $11.95 compare at $13.50. Tip: If any paper edge is longer than 1 1/4″, make a basting stitch through both the fabric and paper at the midpoint. For the Bethlehem Star block, the interior pieces include all except the A and E triangles. Wish I could freehand like that. Gorgeous quilt. Papers available from Tales of Cloth: Hexagons Diamonds Notions/Tools Used for English Paper Piecing: Acrylic templates with a 3/8" seam allowance for cutting fabrics. **Disclaimer** This post contains affiliate links, and I may earn a small amount from your purchases. The "stars" of my Liberty Stars quilt feature all Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics, both printed and plain/solids. You can see the construction more clearly from the rear seams – the block is made into 4 quadrants but tilted off a straight vertical/horizontal split that most blocks use. This is beautiful, Rita. It seems that most people baste their EPP to border strips (which I hate to do), and I am always frustrated with the methods I have tried to figure out on my own. To make a cute mini quilt using your finished Star of Bethlehem block, simply add a border from 1 1/2″ strips, layer, quilt, and bind. You’ll find the pattern available here. Do not remove the papers until all the edges of any piece have been sewn to another. Thank you SO much for the tips about machine joining blocks and how to baste the edge pieces in preparation for this. Secure the stitching with a small knot at the first and last whip stitch. English Paper Pieced Six Pointed Diamond Star. Use a fine line of tacky, not liquid, glue that is not right on the edge of the paper. Six pointed stars also marry up beautifully with hexagons, equilateral triangles, jewel shapes, parallelograms, half hexagons and many more. It’s easy to achieve perfect points using paper piecing for this star block: Step 1: Begin by basting fabrics around the diamond paper. English paper piecing is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzle - add fabric, stitch them together, and you have a quilt! 2" - 8 Pointed Star - English Paper Piecing - Papers and Template. Seam allowances will remain open on the outside edges. The pleasure of the. And speaking of amazing, I popped over to your sister's site...oh, my goodness! Thanks for the tips…I’d love to give it a go. Originally published in American Quilter November 2016. Copyright © 2005 - 2020 www.cassandramadge.com. Here is my original grey star. Your support allows me to keep creating for you! ... Missouri Star Polyester Thread 40 WT - White by MSQC. The center hole makes it easy to remove the papers later with an awl or the round end of a seam ripper. Something went wrong. Of course now, you could simply read my two-part tutorial on paper piecing…. Using the paper pieces as a templates cut out the fabric pieces leaving at least a 3/8″ allowance for folding over the pattern all around. Of course… Ali x, Oh yes, the ever present time dilemma…. Note: Some people like to use glue sticks like a Sewline water soluable glue pen instead of thread for basting. See the seller's. Finished size: Approximately 3-4" Skill level - easy piecing Apr 5, 2018 - Fun paper piecing party time . Fold the fabric at the corner then tack through the fabric and paper with a couple of stitches. And repeat for row 2 and onwards. To reduce fabric bulk at the narrow points, first fold the fabric directly over the point. All Rights Reserved. But the true test of this block is the centre – you can see here the perfect points and in the centre as well as the seams lining up beautifully across the block. By doing this, if the thread breaks or if you need to remove a piece, you only have to rip out the stitches to the last knot. For any English paper-piecing project, after the pieces are basted lay them out as they will be in the finished block. TIME! Interior pieces are those with no edges occurring along the outer edge of the block. $13.50 compare at $14.00. Oh my goodness, I have finished another English paper pieced quilt. Watch the tutorial here or at YouTube. Join their mailing list for new products, sales and Block of the Months! They all look sooo perfect Cass! These star Christmas ornaments are made using the English paper piecing . Hold them right sides together with edges aligned. $3.50 compare at … Fold the sides neatly over the point and tack to secure. by Cassandra | posted in: Paper Piecing, QCA Stars Bee, Quilting, sewing | 5 I know that it might be a bit of a stretch to claim a star pattern is the BEST, but as you may know, I have been making paper pieced stars for a year now as part of the QCA Stars Bee, and I have used most of the different free 12″ stars that are out there on the net. For shapes with narrow points such as diamonds and triangles, again start basting at an angle that is 90° or larger. This is original content from, English Paper Piecing - Liberty Stars Quilt - Part 3, Liberty Stars Quilt - Part 2 (December 2017). Please be aware that there may be affiliate links in this content. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.


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