Quick Corner Star Quilt – CUTTING FABRIC #2

Quick Corner Star Video - Cutting Fabric #2

In this video, you’ll learn how to rotary cut the fabric needed to make this quick corner star quilt.

Other videos in this series:

Quick Look #1

Sewing Borders #3

Adding Borders #4

What Went Wrong? #5

Looking to buy rotary cutting equipment for cutting those quick corners? Follow these links:

Rotary Cutters ,   Rotary Mats ,   Rotary Rulers,   Rotary Blades

Quick Corner Star Quilt HANDOUTS:

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Supply List

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Star Quilt Assembly

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Star Cutting Layout

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Background Cutting Layout

 

Video Transcript:

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Stay tuned to learn how you can make
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this four star quilt. In this video
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you’ll learn how to quickly cut these
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shapes using your rotary cutter. Gather
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your supplies. I’ve posted this supply
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list with other handouts at LearnHowToQuilt.com
under Quilting Classes-
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Four Star Quilt.
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I’ve given directions for a two fabric
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quilt but you can make the stars in
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different colors or use scraps for the
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background. I think this quilt looks
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great in almost any fabric combo. I will
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add a word of caution here – directional
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fabrics like the stripes in this pattern
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or the rows of sewing machines or rows
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of matches require a little more
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thinking about their placement. They’re
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okay to use but you’ll have to spend
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more time planning. To make the Stars
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you’ll need to cut thirty-two three and
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a half inch squares and four seven and a
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half inch squares. I provided this
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cutting layout for you in the handouts.
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Fold my fabric from selvage to selvage
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and then I’ll fold it in half again and
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I’ll line this edge up with one of the
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lines on my cutting mat. Cutting this
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off to get a nice straight edge. I like to
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not only line up my ruler with this
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vertical line but I also like to check
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and make sure these horizontal lines are
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lined up – just a double check.  I’m
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ready to cut. I’ll take my straight edge
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and flip it to the other side. Line up
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your straight edge and your folded edge
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with the lines on your cutting mat to
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cut the three and a half inch squares
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for the star raised. We’ll need one two
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three strips that are three and a half
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inches wide. I’ve measured over three and
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a half inches. I need to cut I’ve cut my
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three three and a half inch strips and
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now I’m ready to cut one seven and a
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half inch strip for the star centers.
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Since I’m at the cutting table,
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I’ll also cut these for one and a half
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inch strips for the inner border. I’ll
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put these inner border strips away for
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later. Cut these three strips into 32
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three and a half inch squares and this
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one strip into four seven and a half
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squares. I’ll be cutting through three
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layers of fabric. I could fold these and
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cut through all six but I usually only
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like to cut through about three to four
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layers at a time. I find I’m not that
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accurate when I cut through a lot of
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layers but that’s up to you. So first
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thing I do is line up my ruler on the
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horizontal and vertical lines and trim
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off the selvage. You don’t want that in your
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quilt. These are going to be three and a
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half inch squares
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so I measure one two three and a half
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over. Okay,
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I’ll continue cutting till I have 32
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squares I’ll do the same thing for the
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seven 1/2 inch strip I’ll line this up
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trim off the selvage. Measure seven and a
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half inch over one two three four five
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six seven and a half will be at that. I
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line up my ruler with vertical and the
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horizontal line and then I’ll cut here.
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These are my squares and strips from the star
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fabric. I’ll cut my border fabric using
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the same process
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as I did for the star fabric. I folded
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selvedge to selvedge and then I fold it
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again I trim the edge. I flipped it and
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then I’ll follow the cutting layout.
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You’ll end up with four five and a half
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inch squares five seven and a half inch
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squares twelve five and a half by seven
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and a half inch rectangles four four and
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a half inch strips plus two one and a
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quarter inch strips that you can use for
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the binding.In the next video in this
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series I’ll show you how to sew the
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quilt together using the quick corner
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method.
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