BRING TO CLASS
Your 4 bags of pre-cut fabric (2 paper bags and 2 baggies)
Sewing machine with a new needle, thread, bobbin, all-purpose foot and a ¼” foot
Pins, basting needle, and just in case...seam ripper
Rotary cutter (with a new blade)
6" x 12" ruler
Cutting mat - a small one is fine
Highlighter (any color)
Add-a-Quarter ruler – optional (18"available for sale in class for $10)
This is the perfect project for using the small scraps of fabric that almost(?) every quilter has. The reason this pattern works so well is because the star points are made of lots of different alternating lights and darks or contrasting colors. The background, however, is very controlled and you’ll get a secondary pinwheel pattern.
I have arbitrarily chosen the terms "Light" and "Dark" fabric simply to mean contrasting fabrics. So please don't get hung up on whether a fabric is dark or light
Star Point Fabrics
Dark Fabric – 108 2” x 5 ½” rectangles of dark to medium fabrics in assorted colors and patterns. Please avoid neutrals. Put the pieces in a paper bag labeled “Dark Fabric” with your name on the bag, and then shake the bag to help separate strips of the same fabrics.
Light Fabric – 108 2” x 5 ½” rectangles of light to medium fabrics in assorted colors, again avoiding neutrals. Sometimes the back of a dark fabric is perfect. Put the pieces in a paper bag labeled “Light Fabric” with your name on the bag, and then shake the bag to help separate strips of the same fabrics.
*Remember, we will be swapping these fabrics in class, so it’s a perfect time to use your “what was I thinking when I bought that?” fabrics😊
Background Fabrics - for pinwheel background
You will need a 3/4 yd. (includes a little extra) of both a light neutral and darker neutral.
Then, cut four 4 ½” strips from the lighter fabric and four 4 1/2" strips from the darker fabric. From those eight strips :
Cut thirty-six 4 1/2" squares
Then cut the squares diagonally into half square triangles.
Place the light triangles into a baggie and the darker triangles into another baggie. Plastic baggies are fine.
*Remember, the background fabrics are yours and yours alone. They aren't traded with anyone, so now you’ve got some control back😊
**There is no need to bring an iron. Pressing stations will be set up**