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Southern Super Star Quilt with Barbara Black

Make a "Lone Star" Quilt the easy way - NO DIAMONDS! Using only half-square triangles you can successfully make this traditional, favorite quilt design. Learn several methods of half-square triangle construction.

Teacher: Barbara Black

Sample quilt size: 78" x 78", can be enlarged with additional borders. Sample is Savannah Garden, Queen Size, page 6 of book noted below.  For King size, use Canyon Sunset, page 10.

Fabric Requirements:


Fabric #1: 1/4 yd
Fabric #2: 1/3 yd
Fabric #3: 1/2 yd
Fabric #4: 5/8 yd
Fabric #5: 1/2 yd
Fabric #6: 1/3 yd
Fabric #7 (center of star): 1/4 yd
Background: 1 3/4 yd
First Border: 3/4 yd
Second Border: 7/8 yd
Outside Border: 2 2/3 yd
Binding: 3/4 yd
Backing: 8 1/4 yd



  • Book - Southern Stars, by Debbie Maddy, required - purchase at Sweet Home Quilting.
  • Sewing machine.  Pack extension cord and remember foot control and power cord.
  • Basic sewing supplies: Scissors, seam ripper, pins, extra needles and bobbins (wind 2 bobbins prior to class)
  • Thread: neutral, gray or beige, 100% cotton sewing thread
  • Paper and pencil
  • Rotary cutter: 45mm or 60mm
  • Rotary cutting mat: 18"x24"
  • Rotary cutting rulers: 6" or 8 1/2" x 24" AND a square, 6 1/2' OR 8 1/2"
    • The Half-Square Triangle ruler will also be demostrated and is strongly recommended.  Creative Grids, Omnigrid, and Easy Angle are all the same type of ruler. Creative Grids is the easiest for most to use.
  • NOTE: Sewing machine must be in GOOD WORKING ORDER. You must know how to sew a quarter inch seam accurately and you must know how to use the machine you bring to class.  Start with a fresh needle (and bring an additional one in case the needle in your machine breaks).  Have at least 2 bobbins ALREADY WOUND.

Instructor: Barbara Black

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.