Learn How to Make a Lovely Lone Star Block
February 14, 2019 |
| Quilt Blocks
An Excellent Tutorial That Will Help with Larger Blocks, Too!
Lone Star quilts have long been admired, yet many quilters shy away from the thought of making one. Diamonds with bias edges, Y-seams and other challenges have given them something of a bad rep. Consequently, they are often relegated to the “above my skillset” category, even by experienced quilters.
Cristina from Pretty Little Quilts has worked through many of the challenges presented by Lone Star blocks. She has written an excellent tutorial that outlines the easiest way to make one (no diamonds to sew together and no Y-seams!).
In addition she addresses common issues with making the block, like how to ensure that the center will lay flat. Just cut and sew as accurately as possible and be careful to not stretch bias edges (starch will help).
Follow her instructions and you’ll soon find yourself the proud maker of a 20″ x 20″ Lone Star block. Finish it into a mini quilt to display on your wall or table. Or make several for a larger quilt.
The 92″ x 92″ Lone Star quilt shown above is available as a kit while supplies last. Learn more here.
Plus, once you’ve made the block you’ll be ready to tackle larger Lone Stars. That quilt-sized Lone Star you’ve been admiring will no longer seem so intimidating.
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