Lone Star Quilt Makeover with Four Tips for Design Success

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Lone Star Quilt Makeover with Four Tips for Design Success

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Image 31I rarely make the same quilt design twice. Tweaking the number of fabric colors, adding sashing, turning the block on point, and/or using portions of the quilt design – rather than the entire design – are just a few ways to makeover the design, keeping the process fresh.

Lone Star Quilt by Nancy ZiemanCase in point, the Original Lone Star Quilt Design. I originally modified the traditional method to eliminate Y-seams. Rather than using inset squares and half-square triangles, the unique template configuration includes a diamond, and two half-square triangles. I designed this template set for Clover. It’s called the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection

Lone Star Package

Only straight seams are needed to create this tried and true quilt design.

Lone Star Quilt Block by Nancy Zieman

After creating numerous Lone Star Designs, I knew there were many more options. It was time for a makeover!

How to Make a Modern Lone Star Quilt by Nancy Zieman

Lone Star Makeover Tips

Makeover Tip #1: Add fabric colors

  • Fabric choices make or break a quilting project. Changing or rearranging color can transform a design. Magic happens when even the slightest variation takes place.
  • For this makeover, I chose a playful collection of fabrics, with two background fabrics—yellow and blue—instead of one. Aligned with the fabric colors chosen for the diamond shapes the blue fabric tricks the eye to see a Tumbler block rather than a Lone Star design.

Makeover Tip #2: Add sashing strips between the block

  • Adding sashing strips between the block is an easy, yet dramatic makeover tip. A solid strip of fabric, or a patchwork strip—both of which are used in this design—add interest and a touch of whimsy to this quilt design.

Makeover Tip #3: Turn the blocks on point

  • Laying out quilt blocks on point—turning the blocks 45-degrees—is one of my favorite ways to showcase a design. I think of it as posing for a photo. Turning slightly at an angle is generally more flattering than facing the camera straight on!

Makeover Tip 4: Repeat the design in a smaller scale

  • Repeat a portion of the block design and/or repeat it in a smaller scale. The smaller designs frame the center motif.
  • The Lone Star Templates can be used to create four different block sizes: 12″ 24″, 32″, and 36″. The middle of the wall hanging features the 36″ block and the four corners are half of the 12″ blocks.

Lone Star Makeover, 52″ x 52″

 

Tools & Supplies

Begin with the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection —traditional (12″) to super-sized (36″) blocks can be easily created. I am particularly fond of this design since the use of the templates eliminates “Y-Seams”—all seams are stitched perfectly straight!

Cutting

Prior to cutting half-squares and diamonds, refer to the instructions included with the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection.

 

Note from Nancy Logo     Prior to cutting half square triangles and diamonds, use Mary Ellen’s Best Press, a clear crisp spray starch, to stiffen the fabric. The crisp fabric increases accuracy in cutting and makes it easier to stitch a bias edge to a straight edge together.

 

 Light yellow print—1 yard

  • Small half-square triangles, one strip 8-1/4″ x 40″. From strip, cut eight 36″ finished block half-square triangles using template A.
  • Small half-square triangles, one strip 3-1/4″ x 40″. From strip, cut sixteen 12″ finished block half-square triangles using template A.
  • Sashing, eight strips 2-1/2″ x 40
  • Center square, 2″ x 2″

Medium multi-color dot print—1 yard

  • Diamonds, two strips 8″ x 40″. From strips, cut four 36″ finished block diamonds using template B.
  • Diamonds, one strip 3″ x 40″. From strip, cut eight 12″ finished block diamonds using template B.
  • Scrappy sashing, one strip 6-1/2″ x 40, 4 strips 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

Dark teal print—1-1/4 yards

  • Diamonds, two strips 8″ x 40″. From strips, cut four 36″ finished block diamonds using template B.
  • Diamonds, two strips 3″ x 40″. From strips, cut eight 12″ finished block diamonds using template B.
  • Scrappy sashing, one strip 3-1/2″ x 40″
  • Binding, six strips 2-1/4″ x 40″ for 225″ of continuous binding

Light blue print—1 yard

  • Large half-square triangles, two strips 11-3/8″ x 40″. From strips, cut eight 36″ finished block half-square triangles using template C.
  • Large half-square triangles, two strips 4-1/2″ x 40″. From strips, cut sixteen 36″ finished block half-square triangles using template C.

Light green print—5/8 yard

  • Sashing, 10 strips 2″ x 40″

Backing—3-1/2 yard

  • Two panels 32″ x 63″

Sleeve—5/8 yard

  • Two pieces 9″ x 25″

Batting

  • 54″ x 54″

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Create the large center block

  • Following the directions included with the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection, separate pairs of small half-square triangles, diamonds, and large half-square triangles. Arrange into two groupings: Group One and Group Two. Follow the layout of the templates aligning A-B-C as printed on templates, placing fabric pieces right side up. Group Two is a mirror image of Group One.

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  • Stitch Group One: Align right sides and diagonal edge of small half square triangle (template A) and diamond (template B). The points will match at the top and the seam allowance of the small half square triangle will extend 1/4″ beyond the seam allowance of the diamond at the end of the seam.
  •  Stitch the seam. Repeat process, joining all small half square triangles to diamonds in Group One. Press seams towards the diamond.
  •  Align right sides and edges of diamond (template B) and large half square triangle (template C). The corners will match at the top of the pieces and the seam allowance of the large half square triangle will extend 1/4″ beyond the seam allowance.

 

  • Stitch the seam. Repeat process, joining all large half square triangles to diamonds in Group One. Trim away excess seam allowances where seams converge. Press seams towards the diamond.

 

  • Stitch Group Two: Repeat the process of stitching the diamond to the small half square triangle; then stitch the large half square triangle to the diamond as detailed for Group One. The difference will be that the sewing pieces for Group Two will mirror image Group One.

 

  • Press all seam allowances for Group Two toward the half square triangles.

 

Note from Nancy Logo     Lay each sewn section on a gridded cutting mat and square up each section by trimming away any imperfections.

 

  • Stack one sewn unit from Group One to one sewn unit from Group Two. Align right sides together. Stitch. Press seam open. Square up blocks. Repeat the process to create four blocks.

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  • Stitch 2″ light green sashing strips between quarter blocks.

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  • Add 2″ yellow square at center.

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  • Arrange four blocks to create Lone Star Makeover. Stitch. Press seams to sashing.
  • Stitch 2-1/2″ light yellow sashing strips to green sashing strips. Press seams to yellow sashing.

Assemble the small corner half-blocks

  • Separate pairs of small half-square triangles, diamonds, and large half-square triangles as detailed above.

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  • Rather than creating two complete blocks, create four half-blocks and place on point.

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  • Stitch 2″ light green sashing strips to each half-block. Press seams to sashing. Stitch 2-1/2″ light yellow sashing strips to green sashing strips. Press seams to yellow sashing.

Stitch the scrappy sashing

  • Stitch 3-1/2″ dark teal strip to 6-1/2″ multi-color dot strip. Press seams open. Subcut into 3-1/2″ sections. Stitch three sections together at short ends. Add one 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ multi-color dot strip to end dark teal square. Repeat, creating four 3-1/2″ scrappy sashing strips.
  •  Add scrappy sashing strip to outer yellow sashing of large center block, centering dark teal square. Stitch. Press seams to yellow sashing. Repeat on remaining corners.

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Quilt and finish

  • Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste the layers together. Machine quilt through all 3 layers.
  • Sew the binding strips together to make 225″ of continuous binding. Finish the edges of your quilt with double-fold binding. Read more on finishing the quilt in my book Fearless Quilting Finishes.
  • To display your quilt, make a sleeve and sew it to the back of the quilt.

Watch Sew Speedy Lone Star Quilts on Sewing With Nancy online.

Nancy Zieman - Block of the Month - 2015 Adventure Quilt - Lone Star Quilt Block

 For a chance to win a copy of Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection from Clover, please leave a comment below sharing your favorite quilt size.

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114 Comments

  • Jennifer Reinke
    March 28, 2017

    I would have to say my favorite quilt size would be a twin. Big enough to snuggle under, but not too big that when you are doing the blocks you get bored with the pattern (I find this happens to me alot!) Always thinking before my current project is even completed about the “next one”–lol! Looks like a great tool to use.

  • Carol Elliott
    March 28, 2017

    I like a quilt 50×70.
    I am new to quilting have only made 2 so far.

  • Lesley Drury
    March 28, 2017

    I love making lap size quilts the best. It is a really useful size and doesn’t take as long as a bed size quilt. Freeing me to try my hand at different patterns and fabrics. So I can indulge myself in something new and exciting far more often.

  • Linda Smith
    March 28, 2017

    Oh how wonderful !! I just learned how to do this so the book to win would be Wonderful !! I will have to talk to God on winning this !!~ : )

  • Elaine Armstrong
    March 28, 2017

    I like making queen size quilts for my bed but they take so long to finish that I often end up making them smaller just to get them done. Lone star has been on my to do list, thanks for the giveaway.

  • Traci Y
    March 28, 2017

    I have been making lap size quilts lately but my first quilt was a lone star queen size and sad to say, after 22 years it sits unquilted. I went from garment sewing to quilting and I didn’t understand the importance of the 1/4 in. seam. The center of the star puckers up so I set it aside to be forgotten. I would love to make a Lone Star that I could actually finish.

  • Barbara Hughes
    March 28, 2017

    I am unable to load videos. It says “flash plugin failed to load”. Is that the fault of my computer or something else? I have watched in the past with no problems.

  • "Willie" Loyall
    March 28, 2017

    I saw those tumbler blocks immediately and had to put my brain into “overdrive” in order to see the original lone star! Too cool!!! Gotta try this one. . . .

  • JudyS
    March 28, 2017

    It’s the lap size. Great for teens going to camp, sleepovers or curling up with a book or iPad movie! Sweet for baby’s floor time and warm for older folks achy knees! I also have a shorter attention span and like to see the finish line so I can start something new.

  • Jan
    March 28, 2017

    I love to work with baby quilts or lap quilts. It seems to me that I might possibly get a smaller quilt finished, a larger quilt–probably never. Hope springs eternal!

  • Dawn
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size or baby size quilts are my favorite because I can get them DONE! I have a queen size cut out but haven’t had the time to set started on the sewing part!

  • Lisa S Felder
    March 28, 2017

    I love this quilt. Your color choices really pop and it is just beautiful.

  • Sammie Carey
    March 28, 2017

    I have wanted to make a Lone Star quilt for a long time & I love this version. Would really like to have the Trace n’ Create Quilt Template. Thanks for the good instructions.

  • Jacquelyn Williams
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite size quilts to make are baby quilts with a close second of Queen size.

  • Julie Kill
    March 28, 2017

    I looked at the Lone Star and also see Tumbler Blocks which are my absolute favorite quilt pattern! I’d like to try my hand on creating some additional “patterns’ with color. My favorite size is a queen. It’s all purpose! It’s big enough to snuggle under and have lots of tucking room, great to use for a picnic for a family of 4, big enough for two kids sleeping in the back seat of the car on long trips without arguments. And you can use it on almost any size of bed.
    Thank you for yet Another wonderful Too and More easy to use Patterns and ideas!

  • carolyn montgomery
    March 28, 2017

    i like lap or twin size, there seem to a lot more patterns written for them so there is a wider selection

  • Fran Kuplinski
    March 28, 2017

    I have been looking for a small quilt to make for a gift and i think I can get this one done in time. I love the challenge of making quilts but have a tendency to not finish the larger ones. This one is perfect!

  • Janet
    March 28, 2017

    Our family has a lone star quilt made from a hand stitched top that was given to my grandmother as a gift when my mother was born in 1918. I really was pleased to see your version and method of design for this traditional favorite. I have attempted to make a variety of sizes of quilts as I have been developing my basic skills with quilting. Please keep up your good work, Nancy. Best Wishes.

  • Margaret Scott
    March 28, 2017

    I love the ingenuity of this lone star block. Would love to create a quilt using multiple tumbler blocks. My current favorite quilt size is queen. Perfect for cuddling up for a nap on the sofa and looks great on a bed.

  • Marsha Chibitty
    March 28, 2017

    I make small quilts small than a twin for the Oklahoma City Muscogee Creek Assn. They are given to tribal members in the hospital from out of town.

  • Gina M
    March 28, 2017

    I’ve never made a quilt larger than a double bed. I make a lot of table runners & wall hangings-easier to quilt by myself! Last summer I made a smallish twin size to brighten a hospital bed for a sick friend. It is AMAZING how much a quilt changes the mood and conversations in a hospital room! I would like to make a supply of that size for spontaneous gifts for friends-in-need.

  • Sunni
    March 28, 2017

    Twin or lap size quilts make great gifts, allow me to try something new (more fabric shopping, yea!) and make it easier for the end of the project to be in sight. I’ve made a Lone Star quilt but would like to try your techniques. Hope it helps with those points!

  • Sharon E
    March 28, 2017

    Looks like an interesting project. Never made a Lone Star Quilt. Here is my chance. I like making lap size quilts.

  • Bonita
    March 28, 2017

    I have made a king, queen, and twin size quilts, and have enjoyed them all. If I like the pattern the size does not matter to me. The Lone Star is one of my favorite patterns and is on my bucket list to complete.

  • Mary S
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size quilts are my most frequent size to make. Love the colors used in the Lone Star above. My favorite shades. Thanks Nancy for all your tips.

  • Midge
    March 28, 2017

    I like the remake on this lone star design. Very interesting change.

  • Marion
    March 28, 2017

    Would love to try this design. My favorite quilt size is king.

  • Theresa West
    March 28, 2017

    I really don’t have a favorite size. I just love to make quilts so there isn’t just one size I make. When I find a fabric that I like is when I decide what I’ll make and how big. I’ve never made a lone star but it is on my list of many to make. Thank you for all the tips you give us quilter’s. I love to watch your videos they are so helpful.

  • Rosemary Townsend
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size and Twin size, one of each since I’ve only made 2 quilts so far. Looking forward to doing a King Size in 2018, so between now and then I need to practice and build up to the King size experience.

  • Linda
    March 28, 2017

    I love the freshness of this remake – what a great way to recycle quilt patterns! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful tools to make sewing easier and fun – my quilting grandmothers would be totally amazed!

  • Peg Rowlee
    March 28, 2017

    I like to make queen size quilts, especially if the quilt is a
    gift and I’m not sure where it will be used.
    I think the queen size is most versatile

  • cbfanger
    March 28, 2017

    I prefer sewing crib size or a little larger as I sew quilts for a children’s hospital

  • Juke
    March 28, 2017

    I like lap and full size quilts, sometimes wall hangings. I have always wanted to make a lone star quilt but haven’t yet. This template may be the perfect thing for me! Thanks for posting such great tips and ideas!

  • JulieG-AZ
    March 28, 2017

    I love this lone-star makeover. The lone star is on my to-do list. I really like square quilts to hang on the wall or lap-size.

  • Clovis
    March 28, 2017

    Just starting out, Wall/Lap quilts is good for me. More easy for me to handle. In making the other sizes, at least I will make once.

  • Elaine
    March 28, 2017

    This is a beautiful Lone Star variation that I probably wouldn’t without the books detailed instructions. I have made one queen size quilt totally pieced and quilted by hand. But a machine made queen size is my next project.

  • DebbieW
    March 28, 2017

    Double aka full size, right in the middle, versatile.

  • Susan Spiers
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size-as I am working on a domestic machine!

  • Joyce
    March 28, 2017

    I am rather new to quilting and enjoy smaller projects so that I can try new things. Lap size is my favorite but I am embarking on a queen size for my daughter.

  • Beverly
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size quilts are great for me because I use my domestic machine and make many of these to be given to local charities or gifts for friends and neighbors.

  • nancy lewis
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite size is a throw size. I love them because they are easier to handle, and are faster to make. I also like to decorate with them, so they are they perfect size to draw on a bed, couch, or chair. I love this tutorial, stars are my favorite designs.

  • Arlene
    March 28, 2017

    This design is a project that I have wanted to do but have hesitated because of the Y seams. Now it seems so easy and I love the tumbler block look.

  • SONDRA ENGEL
    March 28, 2017

    I’ve always wanted to make a Lone Star quilt and Tumbling Blocks quilt. Just seeing how you put together these without Y seams is going to make this happen. Having the template set will really ease the whole process!!

  • Mary Brock
    March 28, 2017

    Love the Lone Star block!! Great design, love it gives more than one option.

  • Sandy
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite size quilts are over 100″ in Length and Width.

  • Ro Grund
    March 28, 2017

    This would make a smashing wall hanging. Would love to try it.

  • Ruth Reidle
    March 28, 2017

    Love the design and the tips-after making a star quilt with Y seams and struggling to make the points match and secure, I wish I had known about your template set to make the straight seams. Would love to win the template!

  • Ruth Reidle
    March 28, 2017

    Additon to my previous comment-my favorite quilt size is the queen.

  • Starla
    March 28, 2017

    My favorites are the wallhangings and the lap quilts. And, of course, I have to have stars!

  • Pat
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite quilt size is a lap quilt or wall hanging. I am new to quilting and a little hesitant to start a large project. I have tried to do Y seams and not done very well so I can see the advantage of this technique. Thanks for the clear instructions and the chance to win the template.

  • Donna Ohl
    March 28, 2017

    Nancy, as usual, your instructions are so easy to follow. The cris-cross sashing is a terrific idea for people who have issues with matching points.
    Most of the quilts I have made are cuddle size: 48″ x 60″ or 60″ x 72″ or somewhere in-between–something to snuggle in while eating popcorn and watching TV.

  • Melissa Bates
    March 28, 2017

    I love the look of the lone star quilt but have not tried as to the y seams are imtimidating, I would love a simpler way. I usually stick to smaller projects , wall hanging or table topper.

  • Angela Curtis
    March 28, 2017

    So far I have only made baby quilts. Thanks for the great instructions and the opportunity to win!

  • Karen G.
    March 28, 2017

    I enjoy making wall hangings for every season, and change them out frequently. This is the way I change room colors and moods.
    Love the large star. Thanks for all your help and tips.

  • Faye Wiggins
    March 28, 2017

    I love the update of the lone star. I’d like to make on that is easier.

  • Beth B
    March 28, 2017

    I like smaller quilts (crib, wall and throw) for the ones I make, but like all sizes.
    Great variations on the lone star! I want to try this one.

  • Linda Shumway
    March 28, 2017

    I attempted to make the lone star with Y seams….it never got finished. Would love to learn the easier, more satisfying way!

  • beth
    March 28, 2017

    I love making lap size quilts, sometimes queen. I would love to make a lone star quilt. Would love to have that template to make them.

  • Dottie Bishaw
    March 28, 2017

    Queen size is my favorite size. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Cheryl
    March 28, 2017

    The smaller the quilt the easier it is to machine quilt but lately my family have been requesting the larger ones. I’m going to try this as a pillow and give myself a break from wrestling those monsters under my machine.

  • Trudy V
    March 28, 2017

    Lap quilts so far are my fave. Would like to try the Lone Star as I have always admired it.

  • Chris K.
    March 28, 2017

    I don’t generally do anything larger than lap size, because I do my own quilting.

  • Mary
    March 28, 2017

    I love the fact of no Y seams, love the way the lone star is put together. With the help of the new tool, I believe it would be easier, now it would be nice to win the tool.

  • Kit Ritter
    March 28, 2017

    I think I enjoy doing the twin size or a bit smaller. that said my last quilt was a queen size for my daughters 50th year. It is a “lone ” star but has two smaller stars also. I had it machine quilted.

  • Jenedel Wilcox
    March 28, 2017

    I loved this quilt, colors, settings, construction. I enjoy making baby or lap size quilts, but it seems like lately I have been making large ones, king or super king. To Tracy Y above, March 28, suggestion-try cutting a circle out of the center where it puckers and add an appliquéd circle to make it lie flat. Take it to a long arm quilter and ENJOY your creation.

  • Angie T
    March 28, 2017

    I prefer to make queen, bed sized, Quilts, although I do make other sizes and have recently collected quite a bit of fabric to make a stockpile of baby and toddler Quilts

  • Judy W.
    March 28, 2017

    I make both Quilts of Valor and quits for sick children and teens, so I guess my favorite size is the one I’m currently working on. This looks like such a fabulous tool! I’ve been putting off making a Lone Star because of the Y-seams, but this tool makes it look really simple. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  • Mary
    March 28, 2017

    I love the lap size quilts for snuggling on the couch. They are easy to make and give as gifts also.

  • Sue Cullifer
    March 28, 2017

    I like to make throw size and baby size. Sharing with new moms and family and friends is easier with smaller sizes.

  • Rhonda D in KY
    March 28, 2017

    Since I started quilting I’ve made 4 baby quilts and working on the 5th. Guess that would have to be my favorite size. I also enjoy quilting wall hangings and table toppers. Would love to win the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Lone Star Collection & add it to my collection of your other template sets.

  • Robin C
    March 28, 2017

    Lap size to twin. All colors, planned scrappy the best.

  • lavonne hansen
    March 28, 2017

    I make queen or king Often start with a pattern for something smaller and then incorporate it with added boarders . I like my quilts to be used. Will be starting a couple of lap quilts since the folks just moved to assisted living and they always seem to feel cold.

  • Jodi Bowlden
    March 28, 2017

    I always say go big or go home! I love making King size quilts and so perfect for a lone star quilt. Looking forward to making this next.

  • Florence Dupuis
    March 28, 2017

    Lately it seems that it has been wall hanging size for me. Although my next project is a full size bed quilt for my granddaughter who is always looking for another “blanket” from Gramma.

  • Mary Ann
    March 28, 2017

    I love the colors you used and hope to duplicate them to make a pillow.

  • Jane Murray
    March 28, 2017

    I like to make full or queen size quilts. You can never have enough quilt to cuddle up in.

  • Cindy Mills
    March 28, 2017

    I am fairly new to quilting, but if I am going to make a quilt I want it to be a good size for a bed. Queen size is probably my favorite.

  • Pamela B
    March 28, 2017

    I love making Queen Size quilts. My motto—Go big or go home!!! But actually it is for our home–that we make most of our Quilts. I decided when I retired that I wanted to make a Quilt for each bed (we have 3) for each Holiday. So far I have only done Christmas and a Quilt of Valor for my Husband. And a bunch of Bear Quilts. LOL (Those are the ones I kept). My husband loves the King size or bigger ( I put a limit on how big for him 115 inches). That looks like so much fun to use the templates to make a very BIG Lone Star Quilt or mix and match it to make a Big Quilt.
    You, Nancy, have always inspired me!!

  • Debra zierden
    March 28, 2017

    I personally like to use a oversized lap quilt, but like to make all sizes, mostly queen.

  • Shirley K. Rosich
    March 28, 2017

    Since I give all my quilts away to friends and family, I usually know who is getting the quilt and plan the size accordingly. I like the 73″ x 86″ size personally. Lately I have been making a lot of queen tops.

  • Mary Ellen Honan
    March 28, 2017

    I usually make around 50 x 70. However, my next quilt will be a lap size and I want to try some miniatures. Thank you for the give away.

  • Peggy S.
    March 28, 2017

    I make baby quilts, twin and queen. I have several of your templates and would love to try a lone star quilt for our bed.
    Thank you Nancy for your inspiration to those of us who love to sew.

  • Gail Beam
    March 28, 2017

    Baby quilts have to be my favorite. I did a twin quilt once and it was a hassle because my sewing table is not big enough to support something that big.

  • Guillermina Runge
    March 28, 2017

    I would like to make this lone star quilt for my nephew who is in the service and will be retiring soon. Can I use the patriotic fabrics? I would like your suggestions for the color combinations. I was in the process of doing the mystery monthly fat quarters, but will put it aside since my nephew will be retiring soon and I would like to give this for his retirement souvenir for the country.

  • Susan T
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite size to make is always the next one!

  • Kathy Renz
    March 28, 2017

    I love quilts of all sizes yet I seem to make more lap quilts that any other size so they must be my subconscious favorite.
    I always wanted to make a Lonestar Quilt. I love the variations here.

  • Therese Bocchino
    March 28, 2017

    A snuggle-up on the couch size – 48 X 36.

  • Joyce Schoonover
    March 28, 2017

    I like making quilts to put one beds. So either queen for adults or twin for the grandchildren. Then the ones to curl up in on the couch.
    Beautiful quilt. Love the bright colors

  • Renea Yarolim
    March 28, 2017

    I like to make all kinds of sizes for my quilts. Right now my favorite size will be crib size as we just found out our son and his wife are expecting twin boys. 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway and for the tutorial.

  • Cynthia Hair
    March 28, 2017

    I like to make wall hangings and baby quilts mostly. Lone star is one of my favorite patterns. Y seams have never bothered me.

  • Helen Jaroslawskiour Name
    March 28, 2017

    Queen size is my favorite, our bed size. I love your choice of colour, cheerful for spring!

  • Patricia Rhodes
    March 29, 2017

    I think this template would really help a beginner not to shy away from doing this block because it look a lot simpler

  • Michelle Hall
    March 29, 2017

    as I am fairly new to quilting i have only made a couple baby quilts and some table runners. I think a lap quilt is going to be my next project

  • Linda Edwards
    March 29, 2017

    Thanks for the clear instructions and the giveaway. My favorite size to make is baby or lap size.

  • Anne Z.
    March 29, 2017

    I love making queen size quilts.

  • Becky McGuire
    March 29, 2017

    Prefer lap size quilts because they’re easier to manage with my sewing machine, plus I’ve not been quilting all that many years. This Lone Star has been on my “bucket list” to try, so this give away is great!

  • Karen
    March 29, 2017

    My preference is queen size but due to not having a large sewing table, I have difficulty managing them.

  • Delaine
    March 29, 2017

    My favorite size of quilt to make is a large lap size. I use them for tablecloths in my kitchen. Thanks!

  • Doug Riggins
    March 29, 2017

    I really enjoy making all sizes of quilts. However, the most common sizes I make are lap and queen. I would love these templates to help me to make more quilts more quickly and easily with more precision. Thanks!

  • Janice Pecenka
    March 29, 2017

    I usually make BIG quilts as all my grandsons are tall. I love your show!!! and learn a lot.

  • VickiT
    March 29, 2017

    My favorite quilt size to make is a slightly larger lap quilt.

  • Maggierose Copple
    March 29, 2017

    My favourite quilt size is big at least twin or double size. Rarely do I make a smaller quilt.

  • Sandy Mazer
    March 30, 2017

    Nancy, thank you for the great tutorial. My favorite quilt size is always the one I just finished. I have done them all from crib size to king. Am now trying to learn to quilt with templates on the machine. Not as easy as it looks. I sometimes think my hands are older than I am. Thank you for being there for all us sewers. You have helped more then you will ever know.

  • Ruth A. Pray
    March 30, 2017

    I like making lap size quilts and wall panels. I like the colors that you made the quilts with.

  • Ruth A. Pray
    March 30, 2017

    I like making lap size quilts and wall panels. I like the colors that you made the quilts with.

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  • Candice
    March 30, 2017

    Any size I work on is a favorite size. However, easiest would bring a far different answer!

  • Bonnye
    April 1, 2017

    I like making wall size and lap size. I am presently hand quilting my last king size quilt. Smaller quilt size is more manageabl.

  • Julie Lee
    April 3, 2017

    I really like the color combination and fabric design you used! Your quilt pattern makeover was simple but doable! I prefer lap or runner size quilting as I am physically limited to sitting at my machine for 30 minute intervals due to spinal stenosis, chronic back pain. Sometimes I can stand and sew with a table lift !

  • S Carter
    April 3, 2017

    I love making a twin size or double size quilt for my 10 grandchildren. I have never tried using templates for my designs and would love to try.

  • Jennifer Fried
    April 4, 2017

    I have the perfect fabric for the Lone Star quilt ! I like the double size bed quilt the besy, then Twin for a twin bed or to throw on the coach and be comfy cozy .

  • Janice Henson
    April 5, 2017

    I like doing lap quilts for my family. Would love to make a larger one at some point. I love your colors you pick for your quilts.

  • Mary T
    April 7, 2017

    I love to make lap quilts, and queen size. Would like this tool to help with my projects. Most of my quilts go to batted women shelters or laps quilts go to sick people.

  • Christine
    April 11, 2017

    I like lap, or twin sized the best. They’re small enough to cuddle up with, but not so heavy that you can’t take one with you in the car. And they’re easy enough to quilt yourself at home, on a traditional machine.

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