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Franklin Star Quilt


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  • Precision Piecing

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The Franklin Star Quilt is a beautiful, twin-sized quilt made up of twelve 20" blocks. Each star block seems to explode across the quilt top with symmetry and ease. The quilt measures 72 1/2" x 95 1/2". The cover quilt is a scrappy mix of reds and whites. Use your favorite collection of fabrics or make it scrappy, too. You will need four different light, medium and dark fabrics and a background fabric. The quilt size can be easily enlarged by adding wider borders and/or more blocks. Similarly, you can make it smaller by subtracting blocks. Four blocks makes a generous sized baby quilt. Traditional piecing is used to make the quilt. The instructions call for a specialty ruler by Quilt in a Day (or other similar) to make the triangle-in-a-square units. See pattern cover for details. Paper piecing can be used for this unit as well, and a template is provided. MATERIALS NEEDED: Background: 7/8 yard each of four different background fabrics Medium: 1/2 yard each of 4 different medium fabrics (outer star corners) Dark: 1/3 yard each of 4 different dark fabrics (center and large star points) Light: 1/4 yard each of 4 different light fabrics (inner star) Inner sashing: 1 yard Cornerstones: use leftover dark fabric scraps Outer border: 1 yard Binding: 5/8 yard Backing: 5 3/4 yards

Recommended with this pattern

  • Ruler (optional): Triangle in a Square Ruler (small set) by Quilt in a Day
  • Other rulers that will work similar to the above ruler are the Tri Recs Rulers from EZ Quilting, or 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle Ruler from Creative Grids

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The Crafty Quilter
The Crafty Quilter
I have always loved to create, and eventually quilting became my favorite medium. Currently, I work in a quilt shop as well as teach classes there. It's so gratifying to share my love of quilting with new people. I also share my ideas, tutorials and inspiration at my blog, The Crafty Quilter.