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Oh My Scrappy Stars

Fabric Requirements

  • Scraps of fabrics at least 4” square
  • Block Requirements
  • Create (20) 12 Inch Scrappy Star Blocks
  • Create (4) 6 Inch Scrappy Star Blocks
  • Create Half Square triangles using chart on page 25

Each block requires

  • (12) 3 inch finished half square triangles from light and dark fabrics
    *See Guide below for creating ½ Square triangles
  • (4) 3 ½ inch squares from light fabrics

 

Assemble Top

  • Assemble star blocks in rows of 4 each.
  • Complete 5 Rows and Sew rows together.

 

Borders

  • Cut (2) 6 inch squares for corner settings
  • Sew side borders
  • one star block and 54” x 6.5” Border Strip
  • Sew top and bottom Borders
  • One 6 ½ inch corner square, One Star Block and 48” x 6.5” Border Strip

 

Using Squares to Create Triangles.

Follow the measurements below to cut fabric

Triangles can be made from one light and one dark fabric or two mediums when using triangles to blend colors.

  • CREATE 1 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 1 7/8 inch Squares 
  • CREATE 1 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 2 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 2 7/8 inch Squares 
  • CREATE 2 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 3 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 3 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 3 7/8 inch Squares
  • CREATE 3 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 4 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 4 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 4 7/8 inch Squares
  • CREATE 4 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 5 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 5 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 5 7/8 inch Squares
  • CREATE 5 1/2 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 6 3/8 inch squares
  • CREATE 6 inch finished Half Square Triangles CUT 6 7/8 inch Squares

 

Making Your Half Square Triangles

Mark one fabric from corner to corner

Layer two fabrics with right sides together

Mark sewing lines ¼ inch from center line on each side and sew. If using a ¼ inch foot you can just sew ¼ inch on each side of the center drawn line


After sewing the two seams, cut down the center on original drawn line


Press open, you have created two half square triangle blocks

 

Nov 19, 2018