LeMoyne Star 8 inch PDF


Print on fabric to sew 8-pointed LeMoyne Stars and Lucky Stars (Millefiori Quilts 3) for better results than with traditional star templates or methods.

Hand or machine. Video.


Print LeMoyne Star 8-inch on fabric to sew 8-pointed LeMoyne Stars and Lucky Stars for better results than with traditional diamond, triangle, or square templates. Sew by hand or by machine. These shapes are used for many other designs like Circling Swallows.

System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.

templates for LeMoyne Star and Lucky Stars

The LeMoyne Star 8-inch shape collection includes 45° diamonds, Quarter Square Triangles (QST), and squares. These 8-pointed stars are usually called LeMoyne Stars but there are other names. The bonus shapes (HST, half diamond, square, and pentagon) make more exciting designs, including Lucky Stars, one of the lovely quilts in Millefiori Quilts 3.

To see all of the sizes of diamonds, triangles, squares, and pentagons, please see the Index of Shapes.

You have a choice of sizes including the 4.5-inch star in the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

LeMoyne Star 8 inch

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • shapes to print on fabric
  • diagrams showing how much fabric you need
  • shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)

& More

  • use a rotary cutter or scissors
  • notes about design variations
  • many design options
  • a choice of regular or combo layouts to save fabric and save time
  • optional layouts for diamonds with different straight grain
  • precision corners and matching marks to make the sewing easier
  • ideal for fussy cutting
  • shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
  • choice of methods—hand or machine

Perfect for Beginners

The shapes are a perfect introduction for beginners. Make 9-patches, Sawtooth Squares, Hour Glass, and other blocks with these shapes if you aren’t ready for an 8-pointed star.

Everything is easier with Inklingo—no measuring, no templates, no worries about straight grain, a line to cut on, a line to sew on—and there are detailed instructions for sewing and pressing on the All About Inklingo blog, so jump in! It\’s fun!

The shapes are larger than the ones in the free Inklingo Shape Collection, but the ideas and worksheets in that downloadable shape collection are perfect for this too.

—Val in Ontario says: Inklingo is a masterpiece. It allows you to prepare quilt pieces for hand or machine piecing in minutes and you are ready to go. Everything fits perfectly. It’s the most important tool in my quilting room.

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Lucky Stars (Millefiori Quilts 3)

Millefiori Quilts 3 Lucky Stars

The original Lucky Stars quilt uses smaller stars, approximately 4.7 inches. The center of the original quilt (no borders) is approximately 37 x 51 inches. With this shape collection, it is approximately 64 x 88 inches.

There are no instructions for Lucky Stars in this shape collection, so you will need the Millefiori Quilts 3 book.

Video and more images

In the 5th LIVE Facebook Video, I demonstrate a wonderful method of sewing 8-pointed stars by machine.

Live video for how to sew LeMoyne Stars

Please see the All About Inklingo blog for lessons about “No Waste Fussy Cutting” and how to sew and press LeMoyne Stars by hand and by machine. One-page guide

Circling Swallows

Circling Swallows Quilt Block

Circling Swallows with the 8-inch LeMoyne Star shape collection

19.3 inch block

2.34 inch diamond x 24
3.31 inch QST x 32

Also required, 5.65-inch square x 4
Not available October 2023. Use a Freezer Paper template in the finished size instead. (Get the exact size by tracing the side of a diamond plus the long side of a QST.) 2.34 + 3.31 = 5.65

Also required, 8-inch QST x 4.
Not available October 2023. Use freezer paper templates instead.

Quarter Square Triangle (QST)   Draw an 8-inch square on freezer paper and draw diagonal linesfor 4 QST in the finished size.

Search here for even more info about Circling Swallows on the blog, including Hybrid Piecing.


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