Inklingo Star 9 inch
Print on fabric to sew 8-pointed Stars for better results than with traditional diamond, triangle or square templates.
Sew by hand or by machine.
Print the shapes for Inklingo Star 9 inch on fabric for better results than with traditional diamond, triangle or square templates. Sew by hand or by machine.
This new star design also uses the shapes in the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES + INSTRUCTIONS 43.3 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This shape collection PDF includes 45° diamonds, Quarter Square Triangles (QST), and squares to make 9 inch 8-pointed stars to use with the shapes in the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection to make a unique new star. The four bonus shapes (half diamonds, HST and QST) make this collection even more versatile.
When I designed this star I wanted a 9 inch block and I wanted to use the diamonds in the free shape collection. That resulted in a tiny little seam at the point of the small diamonds (above). Not a problem! It actually makes it easier to machine piece and press the block—and get beautiful results!
To see all of the sizes of diamonds, triangles, squares and pentagons, please see the Index of Shapes.
There are many other star shape collections available from Inklingo, like Hunter’s Star, Feathered Star, LeMoyne Star, Celestial Star, Mariner’s Whirl, Rose Star and more.
Print identical sheets of fabric for Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting. It is similar to Stack n Whack™ and One Block Wonder methods but without templates.
Sew 8-pointed stars by hand or by machine with Inklingo.
Features of the Inklingo Star 9 inch 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 Good Things about Inklingo Star 9 inch
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- notes about design variations
- a choice of 5 layouts for kites for a choice of straight grain
- a choice of regular or combo layouts to save fabric and save time
- many design options
- detailed instructions for sewing by machine
- detailed instructions for pressing so the seam allowances nest together when you sew rows of stars
- precision corners and matching marks to make the sewing easier
- ideal for fussy cutting
- shapes fit on 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.
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Video and more images
Visit the Inklingo Projects Blog to see more fabulous quilts made with this collection by Inklingo quilters, and join the Inklingo IO Group, where members share photos. Of course, there are also images on Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest.