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Make a Double Square Star Quilt with Jenny

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  • 00:00: right hi everybody it's Jenny from the Missouri star quilt company and I've got a great project for you today we're calling this the double square star and look how this goes together isn't that pretty so this is a really quick and easy quilt a lot of fun to make and you're going to really enjoy it so to make this quilt what you're going to need is three packs of five inch squares we've used this awesome fabric it's called nostalgia by Jennifer Paige and Ellie for free spirit
  • 00:30: really really a fun fabric you're also going to need a yard and 3/4 of your background fabric and you're going to cut that into strips you're going to need about 24 of those strips and then you just get to put it together so let me show you how to make this this is the block we're going for right here kind of looks like a flying square right there you're going to set one square aside for your for your block and then the other square we're going to cut into fourths so let's do that real quick these little two and a half inch squares are going to
  • 01:05: make the little snow balls on our white strips so two of them will go for each block so we're going to go ahead and cut this up into fourths like this two of them are going to set with this square these two will go with the other square that looks like that in the other pack and so so then we have to put this together now because this is a five inch square what we're going to do is strip this outside so we need we know we need a five inch block on one side and then our other strip is going to be seven so
  • 01:35: then what you're going to do is you're going to take your strip like this and you're going to cut it in two you're going to need a five inch strip and a seven inch strip for each block so here's our five one two three four five and then here's our seven make sure it stays lined up there we go we don't want it going anywhere one two three four five six seven and we're going to go
  • 02:05: ahead and cut that all right now these blocks these strips right here are going to go around this block so one's going to go this way like this and one's going to go this way but it's important that we snowball these corners but we have to snowball them before we put the strip on because we want them to go the right direction so I'm putting a creasing a line in here just like this
  • 02:35: so now I have a sew line and then I want to make sure that it's going to go the right way so I put it on my block like this and I fold it back to see and it's not right so I'm going to turn it this way there we go so this is this is the shape we want us our blocks to look so we're going to put this on this block just like that and we're going to do the same thing over here and I do this because I mangly challenged you know I just can't seem to get it go in the right direction the first time let's see so that should be right these should kind of go straight across like this
  • 03:06: when you get them sewn on so now we'll go over to the sewing machine and we'll sew those down and I'm going to go ahead and make sure they stay on there just right I had a I had a second-guess myself for a second there all of a sudden I was like because my line is my crease going the right way now remember you can draw the line if you want to or you can just crease them which I did finger press them and sew corner to corner here we go we'll do both of these at the same time
  • 03:36: there we are now we need to trim these off so I'm just going to take my rotary cutter right here and I'm going to lay my ruler so it comes off that seam line about a quarter of an inch and make a cut there and I'm going to do the same thing on this side make sure you cut the right side you don't want to cut into
  • 04:06: your strip then we're going to iron these back and here's one more there we go now we get to put these on our block so remember this one's going to go let's see if I can get this out here right now this one's going to go on this side this one's going to go on this side they're still going straight across so we're going to put the five inch one on first and sew a quarter an inch down the side
  • 04:41: and they should line up you know five inches should be five inches so they should line up and I'm going to press this back and then we're going to attach this one on this side so it makes that it's kind of looks like a little flying square so I'm going to go ahead and line this up on this side straighten it out and zip down that side
  • 05:15: all right now we're going to press this open I'm just going to set that seam and roll it back nice flat block so there it is that's the block we're looking for you are then going to sew four of these together to make your square so let's see how they look we're going to put it up here like this and then this just goes together like a giant four patch
  • 05:45: see how that all works together so let's go ahead and sew that together and we're just going to lay two of them right together and we'll grab those next two fold them over just so that right hand seam court of an inch all the way down we're doing a little bit of chain piecing here which I like to do whenever I can now we're
  • 06:17: going to sew the other seam across and I'm going to open these up and make sure that they're going the right direction you can go ahead and press that seam if you want I'm just going to go ahead and sew them together press on the end sometimes you know people will say to me aren't you supposed to press every time and I'd like sometimes I just get excited got to see what it's going to look like so this is one of those times I'm just going to sew the whole thing
  • 06:49: and then I'll press it open all right here we go and keep these lined up keep your little your little corners lined up there we are let's go press this open all right this is this just goes together so quick and easy and it's really a stunning quilt so this is the block we're going for it looks great we
  • 07:23: got them all together now when you're ready to put this together in a quilt this is how it fits it's going to fit in here just like this you're going to sew four of these across and you're going to make five rows so four by five and they're just there's no sashing or anything they just go right together just like this and you'll sew your row and just lay them all out and you just get this great-looking quilt so we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the double square star from the Missouri star quilt company