Friday, 18 January 2013

A quick how to

I had a few questions about how easy/difficult the stars are to do.  They are not at all difficult: just 3 strips sewn together and then cut at a 45 degree angle and then 3 rows sewn together:




Its important to remember when you are sewing the rows together, that the seams shouldn't match, they should be offset slightly: this picture just about shows how the far apart the seams are

so there will be a little tail at the end


I make sure that once sewn it will all look ok by using the seam allowance on my ruler


I just hold the ruler in place and then turn the top bit of fabric over to make sure it all lines up - I just do this sitting in front of the machine and if it all lines up, sew it up


Four diamonds make one half


I sewed up my third this afternoon, it takes about an hour I guess.


No snow here!! The school I was due to go to this afternoon were concerned that I wouldn't get home so postponed my appointment, which I was grateful for, but the forecast dump of snow has not happened here - I saw about 3 flakes.  Maybe it will snow tonight.......

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for that Catherine. Sorry you didn't get any snow. It really is gorgeous out here. But that's from a nice warm window, not stuck in a car somewhere.

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  2. This is so useful. Thanks for sharing. Your stars look fab. It is very white and narnia like here. But if it hangs about the novelty will soon fade for me!

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  3. The stars look fabulous! Hope you get the snow :)

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  4. Thank you for this tute. It's so effective. Wishing you snow :)

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  5. Thanks for this tute Catherine brilliant!

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  6. Thanks for this tute Catherine brilliant!

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  7. Superb - I love these stars... I think Sunday might be your Snow day!

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  8. Thanks for the tute, the stars are lovely. I hope that your snow day comes. Di x

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  9. Great tute Catherine, thanks!

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  10. Great tip with the ruler Catherine - how many are you planning on making?

    The Saltair fabrics work really well with this block!

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  11. Great explanation. No snow here either.

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  12. you make it look so simple! Must try aligning that way. Thank you. The stars are looking great.

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  13. Fantastic stars! Thanks for the instruction, I've never tried something like this.

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  14. I love the stars! They look gorgeous. I always wanted to try them but I am still scared. Are you going to put hexagons in between?

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  15. OK the way you hold the ruler over the seam is genius - I was guesstimating and ripping which is not so genius

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