Christmas Stars Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric for better results than with traditional quilt templates.
Sew by hand or machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
Christmas Stars is one of the wonderful quilts in Millefiori Quilts 1 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
IMPORTANT I have not created a shape collection for Christmas Stars but the shapes are available. TWO shape collections are required.
Willyne’s Favorite Diamonds for Christmas Stars
Willyne’s lovely design only uses two popular shapes, so you might already have the two shape collections you need!
1 inch Hexagons 60°
1 inch Diamonds 60°(add to cart on this page)
The templates in the book are 2.5 cm (0.98 inch), very slightly smaller than 1 inch.
IMPORTANT I had to choose one shape collection for this page, so I chose the diamond shape collection. You will need to order 1 inch Hexagons 60° too, if you don’t have it already.
Detailed diagrams for assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts 1 book (the first book).
A Choice of Sizes for Christmas Stars
You might prefer to make this design with larger or smaller shapes. Any matching Inklingo 60° hexagons and 60° diamonds will work. e.g. 0.75 inch hexagons with 0.75 inch diamonds or 1.5 inch hexagons with 1.5 inch diamonds. Inklingo makes it easy.
Continuous stitching and “circling the intersection” by hand are perfect for this design.
The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. She teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.
It is NOT necessary to use EPP unless that is the method you prefer.
It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
There are some good, short videos collected under a tab on the page for the Millefiori Quilts 1 book which show how Inklingo makes this design even more fun by hand or by machine or a combination of both.