Falling Charms Tutorial
The best part is, I don't have to quilt it! This is a quilt for charity. Our wonderful long arm quilters will take care of the quilting, and I'll bind it when it's done.
On Veteran's Day last week, I started a star quilt.
I made this quilt using my Accuquilt cutter. I used the Accuquilt to cut the triangles, and just rotary cut the squares. Below is a tutorial if you'd like to make one, too.
1. First, cut 80 half square triangles from red. (You need 4 for each block.) When I do this, I cut my fabric in strips as wide as the die (in this case, 6.5 in.), and then feed the strips through the cutter.
In most cases, you will want four of the same fabric for each block, but if you don't have enough you can mix and match. I did that for some of the blocks, and I actually like them better.
2. Next, pair up strips of red prints and background prints for the quarter square triangles. You will need 4 of each for each block, which works out to 80 of each for 20 blocks. This goes pretty fast because the die cuts 8 of each of these in each layer of fabric.
I only used the Accuquilt cutter for the triangles. I cut everything else the "old-fashioned" way, with a rotary cutter.
3. Cut 20 blue squares 4.5 in. for the star centers.
4. Cut 80 background print squares 4.5 in. for the star corners.
If you're setting the blocks like I did:
5. Cut 31 sashing strips, 12.5 in. x 2.5 in., from blue.
6. Cut 12 cornerstone squares, 2.5 in. x 2.5 in., from red.
7. Cut 8 strips 3.5 in. wide from blue for borders.
Okay, cutting all done!
Make 20 blocks, and set them together as in the photo further up the page.
Lots of us care. Some of us can say it with a quilt.