Today we have a special guest post from Karri who blogs at KarriofBerries. She will be sharing a tutorial for a Christmas Star made from 5 inch charm squares. Be sure to look for a new holiday themed tutorial each week back here!
Hi! I'm Karri from KarriofBerries. I'm a member of the Houston
Modern Quilt Guild, and I'd like to share a tutorial with you for a Christmas Star making use of your 5 inch charm squares.
This past summer, I participated in a Christmas charm swap. I received 112 charm squares. I used up most of them in my Christmas banner and
Christmas tree skirt and I still had a few left over. In an effort to
make do with what I have I used the left over charms to make a Christmas
I used 9 - 5 inch charms and left over Kona black. I followed this tutorial - Solstice Stars.
tutorial calls for 3 - 5 1/8 strips and the charm squares are only 5
inches. The 1/8 inch is important unless you want to re-size the
pattern. Math is not my friend and somewhere out there my former math
teachers are dying on the inside but trust me, you need the 1/8 of an
inch. So, I cut 2 strips of the the strips.
make the triangles - I cut one side of the 5 inch charm to 3 5/8s.
Then I folded it half and ironed it. Then I cut off the extra piece.
There is probably some geometry theorem that proves why this is so.
think this is going to be a wall hanging for someone special!