LeMoyne Star 8 inch
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.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES + INSTRUCTIONS 33 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
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.
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
- 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.
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Lucky Stars (Millefiori Quilts 3)
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.
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