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bdieges on craftsy.com
Tehachapi, CA

In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...

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A-Mazing Star

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : A-Mazing Star
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary Cutting
  • Knowledge of sewing a proper 1/4" seam
  • Basic Machine Sewing

Pattern Description:

The many triangles in this quilt are all made from squares, using my easy Sewfasst(r) techniques, no triangle was harmed in the making of this quilt. Pieced Half Square triangles lend themselves to many design possibilities. This star is only one of them, another design is included in the pattern. Make it from scraps, all you can find, or use coordinated dark, medium and light fabrics, instructions for either are included. The pattern instructions are for a 40"x40" quilt, but the quilt can be doubled in size by simply making the Half Square Triangles larger. How to do this is included in the instructions.

Copyright bdieges designs(c)2013. All rights reserved. You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself or as gifts. Please, I ask you NOT to photocopy, reproduce in any way, using any means or market the patterns with the intent to sell or to share. Please do not give copies of the patterns to your friends. Send them here to purchase their own pattern. If you aren't sure, email me and ask. Let's keep the creative spirit of crafting alive, and give credit where credit is due.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40"x40" or larger quilt


  • Coordinated Fabrics for 2" Finished Half Square Triangles:
  • 3/4 yard light background print fabric
  • 3/8 yard light print, slightly different than the background fabric
  • 3/4 yard dark print fabric
  • 1/4 yard medium print fabric
  • Border Fabrics:
  • 1/2 yard dark print fabric for outer border
  • 1/4 yard light or bright print fabric for the inner border, to emphasize the quilt top fabric.

You Will Also Need:

  • 45" square of batting--Pin or tape to the wall as a design surface when arranging the patches. After the patches are sewn, use it in the quilt.
  • 1-1/4 or 2-1/2 yards backing
  • 100% cotton Mettler or Aurofil light grey or off white threads
  • Optional: Quick Quarter II(r)
  • Rotary cutter, mat and acrylic ruler
  • Basic Sewing Supplies and Sewing Machine

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