Bonnie and Camille Quilt Bee
Shine on Sampler-Month 6
Written by Brenda
The Evening Star Blocks for this month are a fast and easy sew. After going through the details of how to convert this to AccuQuilt, this should be a breeze to see. I will often cut my squares with my ruler, but if you want to cut them all on AccuQuilt, you will cut the following for each block-
Speedy cutting and we are ready to sew!
The points for the stars line up beautifully and notice how I press those seams open to reduce the bulk.
After sewing the first seam, the second lines up beautifully as well. I usually start sewing at the bulky point and then go to the corner. Sew slowly as your machine feeds the bulk through your machine.
Repeat this process for all of your blocks and you will have them done in no time. Fast and accurate with no bulky seams with everything pressed open!
There is a lot of debate in the quilt world about whether to press with or without steam. I fall firmly in the steam camp and I have a dream ironing system that I use to do it. The Laura Star Lift Plus lets you control the steam with the touch of a button. It is a tank system that holds a lot of water and it creates a dry steam so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers. Best part about my iron, it’s pink! Contact us at Pine Needles if you have any questions about the Laurastar system or if you want to order your own!
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