Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Tutorial Debut!

Here it is.....

My first tutorial.....

(A number of followers asked for a tutorial, I just hope you can understand what I have written and that I have included enough photos!)

This is a slightly different version of my Vintage Pink Scrappy Stars Mini Quilt 

I have chosen not to use scraps for this mini and to also fussy cut some of the fabric.

I think you will agree it has a different feel to it!


      Scrappy Star Tutorial      

Please read all instructions before beginning!

Instructions and yardages are given for a 19” ‘fussy cut’ Scrappy Star Quilt as pictured below:


3 fabrics used each requiring approx. 20cm each


From Fabric 1 (Eiffel Tower in this example) cut:
4  X  5” squares (piece A)
8  X  5” x 2.5” rectangles (B)
4  X  2.5” squares (C)

From Fabric 2 (solid) cut:
12 X 5” x 2.5” rectangles (D)
12 X 2.5” squares (E)

From Fabric 3 (spot) cut:
9 X 2.5” squares (F)
72 X 1.5” squares (G)

·      Before beginning to piece, rule a diagonal sewing line on each of the 72 – 1.5” squares, (as shown)


1.         a. Take D piece and place G piece on one corner; sew along the diagonal
(as shown)

b. Repeat for all D pieces before adding to the opposite corner on the long side.

c. Trim each corner and press the G pieces open.

d. Repeat a. on the other side.

These become piece H

2.         a. Take E and sew G piece on one corner as with previous rectangular pieces.

b. Trim and press open before adding 2nd G piece.

c. Repeat for all E pieces

            These become piece I

 You now have the points of each star-

3.         Assemble rows- There are 7 in total:

ROWS 1  &  7- 
Piece C , I, B, I, B, I, C

(Make sure you have the star point squares facing the correct way)

ROWS 2, 4 & 6-
Piece I, F, H, F, H, F, I

ROWS 3 & 5-
Piece B, H, A, H, A, H, B

(If you have fussy cut your fabric and have used directional prints like I have, make sure they are all facing the correct way too)

4.         Pressing seams correctly at this point will assist in getting them lined up neatly (butted up is the correct term, I believe).

Even numbered rows press first piece with seam allowance IN, etc across the row
On odd numbered rows press first piece with seam allowance OUT, etc across the row.

5.  Join rows together to complete your quilt top!

And to honour my new quilt I have named this one

"Stars Over Paris"....

Should anyone out there 

a) like a PDF of this, leave me a comment and I will email you a copy...

b) make a mini Scrappy Star Quilt from my tutorial, please share it!

Happy sewing!




Coisas da Laura said...

Suz! thanks a million!super well explained!easy to follow instructions!I'd love to receive it in my e-mail :)))

The AfterCraft said...

Oh I love it!! looks awesome!

BubzRugz said...

Congrats on your tutorial debut..... great mini quilt... I'd love a PDF .... but I am most worried about getting those corners to meet so perfectly???

Deanna said...

Nice job and good design.

natalie.leppard said...

Very cute and great instructions, Suz! Congrats on the debut :) I'll have to give it a whirl!

Valspierssews said...

Great tutorial. I love stars.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Awesome quilt, great colours and fabrics. Congrats on your first tutorial!

Mary said...

Hi Suz!
I am back from my visit with mom and your blog is the first thing I needed to look at!!! I am so excited for your first tutorial!!! Whoot! I purchased some fun new/old vintage fabrics so I can't wait to play around with it!

Adele said...

Oh flip, this is gorgeous! I have so many patterns I want to do and so little play time...... okay, I'll just add this to the list. So glad to have found your blog!

Salsy said...
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Salsy said...

Congrats on your violet win...I will look forward to seeing what you make with it. I already love your choices in the photos. Nice blog!

dakota essence said...

Hi Suz, I'd love a pdf of your tutorial. Got some fabric to fussy cut that will be perfect for this pattern... Jillian

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