June 11, 2018

Sew Along Star 6-11

We're in for a lot of fun sewing in the next few weeks. We will be sewing Christmas Cheer by Cotton Way.  The pattern can be purchased here. The fabric we will be using is Vintage Holiday by Bonnie and Camille. The kit can be purchased here. I will not be posting measurements of the pieces. You will have to purchase the pattern to find this information.



We are now in the second week of making the star blocks. How are you doing with them?


I grouped all of my A pieces with my flying geese and sewed them all together. You will need to press your seams away from your flying geese. Sew your flying geese units to your C pieces. Sew all pieces to make the star blocks.

You are now ready to attach the filler strips. I sewed a filler strip on the right side to 13 of my blocks. Then I sewed all of my blocks together. Attach your end strips to the ends on the left and right side.


Your row should measure at least 72-1/2". I found the center of my row and measured to the end of the left side. My row was oversized, So I trimmed to 36-1/4". I did the same from the center to the right side and trimmed to 36-1/4".

I went a couple steps further. Remember the sashing strips and top border I was using as leaders and enders? I took the first set of sashing strips and cut to the 72-1/2" length, and sewed to the bottom of the row. I then took the top border and cut to the 72-1/2" size. I then sewed to the top of the first row.


Why wait until the end of the project to sew all of the rows together, when we have a few minutes to sew them now.


Here's Julie showing us our first completed row.
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Next week, we'll start working on our Log Cabin Blocks. See you then.


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