Use with From Marti Michell Set D Product 8254 (pieces 22 & 23) and Layer Cake Squares trimmed to 9″.
Cutting the Pieces
Cut the #23 triangles the same way for all blocks so the stars will spin consistently. DO NOT fold fabric to cut triangles.
In the quilt shown, the D-23 stars were cut with the template face down and fabric right side up.
Trimming the Squares
Illustrated for Right and Left-handed Cutting
Work on a rotating mat
1. Trim the corners of the squares. Use template 22 to trim the first corner as shown. Mark the trimmed edge in the seam allowance (or all 8 edges will appear to be the same length).
Align the blunt corners of the template carefully against the top and side of each square. (D-22 is symmetrical so it can be used face up or face down.)
2. Turn the fabric 90º counterclockwise. Continue trimming and marking the corners.
Making the Block1. Join a D-23 triangle to the first marked side. Press the seam allowances toward the center.
2. Continue rotating 90 and adding the D-23 triangles to the marked sides to complete the block. Press the seam allowances toward the center.
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