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Hex Star Placemat

Item:
16749

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

Victoria Findlay Wolfe traces her love for quilting to her grandmother, Edla Wolfe, a "crazy quilter" whose patterns were ahead of their time. Victoria's series of Double Wedding Ring quilts are based on happy childhood memories with her grandparents. Victoria is also a teacher, lecturer, fabric and thread designer, blogger and author of the popular quilting books, 15 Minutes of Play and Double Wedding Rings - Traditions Made Modern.

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Print Idea

Overview

Put your mark on everything you do. With some fabulous fabrics and Bigz dies from the Sizzix appliqué collection, you can show your personality in every project. 

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 1/2" Wide
  • Sizzix Bigz Plus Die - Hex Star, 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" Assembled

Instructions

Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
25cm x115cm Floral cotton print Cut (6) star points
15cm x 115cm Plain yellow cotton Cut (6) smaller background triangles
25cm x 115cm Plain aqua cotton Cut (1) 6cm wide Strips x WOF for the binding
40cm x 35cm Backing fabric
40cm x 35cm Wadding

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 36cm x 31cm (14" x 12")
  • All seams are 6mm (1/4") unless otherwise stated.

Piecing the Project:

  1. Place two star points right sides together and sew together along the short, 60 degree angle sides. Stop sewing 1/4" before the inner point of Star point. Press seam allowance open. See Diagram 1.
  2. Sew a smaller background triangle between the star points. Sew along the wide Y-seam. At intersection, stop at the seam with needle in the down position. Lift presser foot and pivot fabric, bringing the triangle edge and the remaining Star point edge together. Continue sewing to the end. Press seam allowances open. See Diagrams 2 and 3.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to form eight more sections.
  4. Sew three sections together to form a Hex Star block. Sew these units together along the wide Y-seam. Start in the center, sewing the two Star points together. At intersection, stop at the seam with needle in the down position. Lift presser foot and pivot fabric, bringing the triangle edge and the remaining Star point edge together. Continue sewing to the end. Press seam allowances open. See Diagram 4.
  5. Layer the backing, wadding and top right side up and pin through all layers.
  6. Quilt as desired.
  7. Join the binding strips together to make one long piece.
  8. Fold the binding in half, wrong sides together along the length and press the fold.
  9. Stitch to the edge of the placemat, right sides together matching the raw edges, mitering the corners and overlapping the ends.
  10. Press away from the placemat, fold over onto the back and slip stitch the fold of the binding to the backing.