Quick Corner Star Quilt – QUICK LOOK (#1)

Quick Corner Star Video-Quick Look #1

This is a quick review of the steps involved in making this four star quick corner quilt.  More detailed instructions about cutting quick corners, sewing, and adding borders can be found in the other videos in this series.  Click here for more star quilts.

Other videos in this series:

Cutting #2

Sewing Borders #3

Adding Borders #4

What Went Wrong? #5

Video Transcript:

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Are you looking for an easy quilt top
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that you can complete and weekend? Do you
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like the look of stars but cringe at
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the thought of matching all those
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triangle tips? Relax – there’s just four
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intersections to match in each star.
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Better yet only squares and other
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rectangles are used in this pattern.
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Ready to start sewing? In this video I’ll
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give you a short overview of making this
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quilt using the quick corner method.
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Videos with more detailed instructions
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will follow.
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I’ve provided diagrams for cutting along
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with other directions. You can download
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these handouts at LearnHowToQuilt.com under Quilt Classes- the Four Star
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Quilt.
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Make sure your fabric has been pressed
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before you begin. You need to cut these
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shapes from the star fabric and these
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from the background fabric.
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First I’ll make these sets of star rays
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using the quick corner method.  You’ll
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need eight of the rectangles and sixteen
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of the squares. Mark a diagonal on the
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wrong side of each one of the small
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squares. Use a pencil or just press. Take
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the small square and a rectangle. Put
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right sides together and then sew on
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that diagonal. I’ll take another square
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line it up in the corner and sew.  Press to
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the corners. After pressing you’ll notice
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there’s three layers of fabric here. You
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may choose to have all three layers or
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choose to cut some out. To make the star
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rays in the center of this quit block
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you’ll need four of these seven and a
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half inch squares and the rest of the
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three-and-a-half inch squares. Mark the
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diagonals and then sew a square in each
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one of the corners. Press and you’ll end
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up with a block like this. Lay out your
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block.  I’ll be sewing in rows. It doesn’t
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really make a difference if you go
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vertically or horizontally.
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However, on these directions, the rows are
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sewn vertically. I start off by putting
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right sides together.
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I’ll take these over to my sewing
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machine and sew with the quarter inch
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seam allowance. I’ll go back to the
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design wall and lay out my quilt. Put
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right sides together; take it to my
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sewing machine and then sew. I’ll continue
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in this manner until I have each row
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sewn together. Next I press the seams in
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the direction of the arrows on the
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pattern. Put right sides together making
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sure to match the intersections.
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My rows are pressed and I am ready to add
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borders. I use the measurement through
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the center as a guideline. Then I cut
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both the bottom and top border strips
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the same size as the center measurement
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to add the side borders. I repeated the
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process of using this Center measurement
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to cut my border strips. I continue in
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this manner cutting each set of borders
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based on the center’s measurement. Here’s
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my completed top pin and basted and
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ready for machine quilting. If you would
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like more instructions about each one of
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these processes, check out the other
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videos in this series.
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Next up – cutting fabric. Thanks for
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