Celestial Star 125%
Print on fabric with Celestial Star 125% to sew the beautiful cover quilt on Sharon Burgess’s lovely Quilting on the Go book in a larger size.
You can sew by hand or by machine or print templates for English Paper Piecing.
Print on fabric to make Sharon Burgess’s Celestial Star 125% of the original size for better results than with traditional octagon, square, triangle or diamond templates.
Quilters asked for the gorgeous Celestial Star design on the cover of Sharon’s lovely Quilting on the Go book to be made Inklingo-able, so they would have the option to sew with a running stitch instead of English Paper Piecing and Sharon graciously agreed. Her designs appeal to everyone!
This Celestial Star 125% shape collection includes all of the shapes at 125% of the original size in Sharon’s beautiful book, Quilting on the Go. There is a choice of 3 sizes.
About the Sizes
Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size. In this case, the sizes are unusual and difficult to measure with a ruler. For example:
100% Octagon 1.66 inch each side (this shape collection)
75% Octagon 1.24 inch each side
125% Octagon 2.07 inch each side
The shapes in the collections are accurate to 4 decimal points but I rounded them to 2 decimal points in the written instructions.
A Choice of Methods
I sew these shapes by machine unless I need a portable project. With Inklingo lines printed on the fabric, you can sew some seams by hand and some seams by machine.
PLEASE NOTE It is not necessary to use EPP unless that is the method you prefer. Either way, if you have the Inklingo shape collection, you do not need paper pieces or acrylic templates. It is faster and more precise to sew with a running stitch. On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP.
Detailed, illustrated instructions for choosing fabric, sewing the units and assembling the quilt top are in Sharon’s lovely Quilting on the Go book.
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)
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- a choice of regular or combo layouts to save fabric and save time
- optional layouts for different straight grain
- notes about design variations
- precision corners and matching marks to make the sewing easier
- some of the shapes fit on small scraps or Jelly Rolls
- ideal for fussy cutting—two methods
- choice of methods—hand or machine
- a refreshing change from hexagons but the sewing and pressing are similar, so the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value) is added as a bonus
When you buy a Celestial Star shape collection, I manually add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages) as soon as I see your order, so you can download it too. The design book focuses on 60° hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes.
65 x 65 inches is 125% of the size in the book (without borders)