Last fall when I was in UT sewing with some friends, I picked up a project (pattern isn't the right word) for a folded star hot-pad at a local quilt shop. The "pattern" is made by "Plum Easy" patterns and can be ordered from Amazon if you're interested.
It took me until now to actually cut up some fabric squares, iron them in to Prairie Points, and sew them down to the interfacing/template. But when I did, I thought it was kind of fun. You can see the first folded star project I did on my Instagram account.
Once I had done one, I wanted to do more!
At the same time I bought the project for the hot pad, I also purchased a plastic template for folded stars. I figured that the template would be the same as the pre-marked piece of interfacing. But I was wrong. The interfacing comes marked to make a star with 4 different layers of fabric, but the template only lets you do three layers. I'm sure that there's a way to add more markings to the template, but I wasn't in the mood to do math. So the template got filed away and I ordered more of the pre-marked pieces of interfacing.
Once I had more interfacing templates, I made three more stars and sewed them together to make a mini-quilt of sorts. Maybe a table runner?
It's always fun to try something new, and even better if it's clever. I love learning how things go together and this project was unlike anything I'd ever made. Now I'm going to pack this guy away for a few months and look forward to seeing it again in December.
The blocks are each 8 inches finished, so this guy is just under 23 inches long and 8 inches wide. I did use batting and quilted just right around each outer star.
Thanks for stopping by!
8/20/2017 09:34:33 pm
If you like folded stars, you should check out Rachel at "Blue Mountain Daisy." She has had lots of success with elaborate folded stars and circles.
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