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Americana Lone Star

The Antique Americana collection from RJR Fabrics steals the show in this Lone Star wall hanging. A two-color collage of vintage postcards provides an unexpected background in the LeMoyne Star blocks and setting units. Abrupt changes from light prints to dark prints make this small Lone Star radiate. A trio of borders visually contains the star.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the order that follows.

To help keep fabrics stable, consider spraying them with starch and pressing before cutting out pieces.

To cut the blue star print diamonds, trim the right-hand edge of a 2-1/2"-wide strip at a 45˚ angle. Rotate the strip 180˚. Cutting parallel to trimmed left-hand edge, cut strip into eight 2-1/2"-wide sections to make diamonds (Diagram 1). Repeat with remaining blue star print strips.

From red star print (fabric A), cut:
1—2-1/4x42" strip
2—1-1/2x38" middle border strips
2—1-1/2x36" middle border strips

From blue print (fabric B), cut:
2—2-1/4x42" strips

From (fabric C), cut:
3—2-1/4x42" strips

From navy-and-gold print (fabric D), cut:
4—2-1/4x42" strips

From gold print (fabric E), cut:
3—2-1/4x42" strips
2—1-1/4x36" inner border strips
2—1-1/4x34-1/2" inner border strips

From red print (fabric F), cut:
2—2-1/4x42" strips

From paisley print (fabric G), cut:
1—2-1/4x42" strip

From blue star print, cut:
6—2-1/2x42" strips, cutting each strip into eight 2-1/2" diamonds

From red-and-cream print, cut:
8—5-5/8" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 32 triangles total
20—3-1/2" squares

From navy blue print, cut:
5—3x42" strips for outer border
5—2-1/2x42" binding strips