Adam’s Star

Adam Star 6-21-09

Since I’m making one of these potholders, tivet, coasters for each of my co-workers, friends & family for Yule tide giving this year…each one will have the name of the receipient (sp)

This one is for Adam one of the tool makers

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3 comments on “Adam’s Star

  1. I love the coaster with the prairie points. Do you have a pattern or some instructions on how to make
    Thanks
    Marsha

  2. Folded Patchwork-Star
    A discription translated by Claudia from German to English
    I tried to give both measurements:
    centimeters and inches. The original is indicated in centimeters.
    1. Cut a square from stabilizer or muslin fabric
    a. 15 x 15 cm or
    b. 6 x 6 inch
    2. Fold this square like indicated and iron the horizontal, vertical and
    diagonal line. On this square you will lay the triangles to form a star
    3. Choose 2 contrasting fabrics.
    Cut from the darker fabric 20 rectangles and from the lighter fabric 16
    rectangles in:
    a. 4 x 7 cm
    b. 1.6 x 2.8 inch
    4. Iron the triangle as follows:
    Fold on the long side of the rectangle as shown in picture No. 2
    a. 0.75 cm
    b. ¼ inch
    Then mark the middle and fold both sides to this middle line to form a
    triangle.
    You have 20 dark and 16 light triangles!
    5. Lay out four dark triangles onto the stabilizer/muslin square like shown in
    the picture into the middle following the lines you ironed before. Pin and
    fix it by handstitching along the bottom lines of the triangles. The stitches
    don’t need to be very nice, as they are hid later by the following triangles.
    Fix the peaks of the triangles with 1-2 tiny invisible stitches in the middle.
    You finished the first round.
    Then lay out the next round with 8 triangles in the light fabric. At first the 4
    opposite positions, then cover with the next 4 triangles. Hand sew and fix
    the peaks like discribed before.
    Go on with the next round with 8 dark triangles (see picture)
    For the last round you need 8 light triangles like usual. End up with 8 dark
    triangles to cover the “holes”
    5. Mark the middle of the star by running a pin through from the right side to
    the backside. Make a circle pattern of paper with a diameter of
    a. 15 cm
    b. 6 inches
    (I used a small bowl, coincidentally this bowl has the right meassurement)
    Mark the middle of the circle and run the pin through.
    Trace a pencil line around the circle and cut your star back to this line.
    6. Using the circle pattern cut a circle for the back.
    7. Cut a bias binding approximately
    a. 4 cm wide
    b. 1.6 inches
    8. Pin all together: star, back and biasbinding. I don’t fold the bias binding
    twice like usually done for quilts. With the sewing machine sew the
    binding on the front all the way around. Then fold the binding to the other
    side, fold in and handstitch.
    Now your star is READY FOR CHRISTMAS!

  3. Folded Patchwork-Star
    A discription translated by Claudia from German to English
    I tried to give both measurements:
    centimeters and inches. The original is indicated in centimeters.
    1. Cut a square from stabilizer or muslin fabric
    a. 15 x 15 cm or
    b. 6 x 6 inch
    2. Fold this square like indicated and iron the horizontal, vertical and
    diagonal line. On this square you will lay the triangles to form a star
    3. Choose 2 contrasting fabrics.
    Cut from the darker fabric 20 rectangles and from the lighter fabric 16
    rectangles in:
    a. 4 x 7 cm
    b. 1.6 x 2.8 inch
    4. Iron the triangle as follows:
    Fold on the long side of the rectangle as shown in picture No. 2
    a. 0.75 cm
    b. ¼ inch
    Then mark the middle and fold both sides to this middle line to form a
    triangle.
    You have 20 dark and 16 light triangles!
    5. Lay out four dark triangles onto the stabilizer/muslin square like shown in
    the picture into the middle following the lines you ironed before. Pin and
    fix it by handstitching along the bottom lines of the triangles. The stitches
    don’t need to be very nice, as they are hid later by the following triangles.
    Fix the peaks of the triangles with 1-2 tiny invisible stitches in the middle.
    You finished the first round.
    Then lay out the next round with 8 triangles in the light fabric. At first the 4
    opposite positions, then cover with the next 4 triangles. Hand sew and fix
    the peaks like discribed before.
    Go on with the next round with 8 dark triangles (see picture)
    For the last round you need 8 light triangles like usual. End up with 8 dark
    triangles to cover the “holes”
    5. Mark the middle of the star by running a pin through from the right side to
    the backside. Make a circle pattern of paper with a diameter of
    a. 15 cm
    b. 6 inches
    (I used a small bowl, coincidentally this bowl has the right meassurement)
    Mark the middle of the circle and run the pin through.
    Trace a pencil line around the circle and cut your star back to this line.
    6. Using the circle pattern cut a circle for the back.
    7. Cut a bias binding approximately
    a. 4 cm wide
    b. 1.6 inches
    8. Pin all together: star, back and biasbinding. I don’t fold the bias binding
    twice like usually done for quilts. With the sewing machine sew the
    binding on the front all the way around. Then fold the binding to the other
    side, fold in and handstitch.
    Now your star is READY FOR CHRISTMAS!

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