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Flying Stars

Salute Betsy Ross and Martha Washington with a pariotic, flag-inspired quilt. The quilt is made with 50 two-color Martha Washington Star blocks.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. 

 

From one tan print, cut:

•    3—1-1⁄2 ×42" strips for middle border

•    4—8-7⁄8" squares

•    12—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles 

•    18—3-1⁄4" squares

•    6—2-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 12 triangles total 

•    60—2-1⁄2" squares

From each remaining tan print, cut:

•    2—11⁄2×42" strips for middle border

•    5—87⁄8" squares

•    12—21⁄2 ×41⁄2" rectangles 

•    16—31⁄4" squares

•    6—2-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 12 triangles total 

•    52—2-1⁄2" squares 

From blue dot, cut:

•    8—3-1⁄2  ×42" strips for outer border

•    8—2-1⁄2  ×42" binding strips

•    1—8-7⁄8" square

•    8—2-1⁄2  ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

•    4—3-1⁄4" squares

•    4—2-7⁄8"squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 triangles total

•    8—2-1⁄2" squares

From blue tone-on-tone, cut:

•    1—8-7⁄8" square 

•    6—3-1⁄4" squares

•    12—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles

•    6—2-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 12 triangles total

•    12—2-1⁄2" squares

From one red print, cut:

•    2—2-1⁄2 ×30" strips for inner border

•    12—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles 

•    6—3-1⁄4" squares

•    6—2-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 12 triangles total 

•    12—2-1⁄2" squares

From each remaining red print, cut:

•    2—2-1⁄2 ×30" strips for inner border

•    3—8-7⁄8" squares

•    8—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles 

•    4—3-1⁄4" squares

•    4—2-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 triangles total 

•    8—2-1⁄2" squares

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