Saturday, November 7, 2020

Quilt Block Shot 126 ~ Elementary School Paper Pieced Star

 Elementary School Paper Pieced Star
 I designed this block using my tricks from teaching
Primary students a few years back.
This block is used making the
Elementary School Star Yard Flag
found HERE
First draw the star on a square piece of paper the size of the block including seam.
For example I need a 6½ inch block so I cut a 7 inch piece of paper.
The location of the points will change the shape of the star.
So put the points where you like.  Then connect points with a straight edge.
Cut apart as shown.
The center piece is all white, so no piecing is needed unless you want to use different white fabrics.
Cut an added 1/4 inch seam.
 (Reminds me of the old Quilt Magazines where we always had to add seam allowance.)
The "No Tear Paper Piecing" method was used.
Directions can be found HERE
Basically, the paper is folded,
fabrics laid underneath with right sides together.
Then the seam is stitched along the side of the fold and not through the paper.
Time and paper pattern is saved by not tearing away the paper.
Notice when each piece is trimmed a 1/4 inch seam is added all around.

A pause was taken to mark the pieces to match to make the puzzle easier when this pattern is used again.
Remove paper and stitch 1/4 inch seams.

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