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verenaerin
June 15th, 2013, 06:32 PM
Have any of you used this product? I am considering using it for the "Lone Star" pattern. Also, if any of you have made a Lone Star quilt, do you have any advice about color placement.

Thanks in advance.

Jean Sewing Machine
June 15th, 2013, 06:34 PM
I bought it for the lone star quilt, but haven't used mine yet. I figured that would be the only way to get a Lone Star put together correctly.

verenaerin
June 15th, 2013, 06:54 PM
Yea, the end of the day is when I sew. After caring for all the kids, I couldn't handle a night of angles, math, and a million bias edges. That's why I am considering the Quilt smart method. It looks fun.

bubba
June 15th, 2013, 07:20 PM
I just went and looked at this because I had never heard of it. So, it's paper piecing, but with interfacing you leave in place instead of paper that you remove. Also, I am not sure about not trimming down the excess fabric after you sew....I think it could create a bulky mess. If I used it, I would definitely trim the fabric off. It certainly look like it beats ripping all that paper off!

verenaerin
June 15th, 2013, 07:46 PM
Yes, I've read that most people trim off the excess. I imagine it would be very hard to quilt otherwise. I have made mariner stars with paper piecing with excellent results. i think this might be a little better since the interfacing is permanent. I wish they had introduction tutorials on the other kits. I really like some of them, but am hesitant to purchase them since i am not sure of the construction.

Jean Sewing Machine
June 15th, 2013, 07:48 PM
My problem is choosing the fabrics for it. Since it is rather expensive, I want to make sure I like my fabrics before I dive in.

bubba
June 15th, 2013, 07:49 PM
That is what I thought too. Do you think you fold the interfacing to sew the strips together as you go? I wish she would have shown that part.

Jean Sewing Machine
June 15th, 2013, 07:51 PM
That is what I thought too. Do you think you fold the interfacing to sew the strips together as you go? I wish she would have shown that part.
Yes you do.

KatiesQuiltingCorner
June 17th, 2013, 11:49 AM
I've used a few different quiltsmart kits - the bag ones are fabulous! I have the lone star kit but haven't done it yet. I love her methods.

6swolcott
June 18th, 2013, 11:02 AM
Ive used quilt smart products to make the bags, mondo bag, midi bag etc, they are easy to use, the key is to remember that you may have to use a pressing sheet, and that the correct side is ironed on , ROFL ask me how i know this? anyway i had trouble with one of their panels and contacted them and Ive made lots of the bags, they were awesome and offered to replace the kit at no cost I havent tried a quilt one yet but I love making the bags.

KatiesQuiltingCorner
June 18th, 2013, 02:37 PM
I started working on the lone star kit last night - so far so good! It's a bit of a learning curve. I'm hoping to really make progress on it this weekend.

KatiesQuiltingCorner
June 21st, 2013, 10:20 AM
Two of eight sections done!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9098495979_32089d885c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/)
Quiltsmart lone star (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/) by MagnoliaFly (http://www.flickr.com/people/magnoliafly/), on Flickr

Jean Sewing Machine
June 21st, 2013, 10:23 AM
Two of eight sections done!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9098495979_32089d885c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/)
Quiltsmart lone star (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/) by MagnoliaFly (http://www.flickr.com/people/magnoliafly/), on Flickr
Wow, Katie! That is an out of the box Lone Star! I never would have thought of using prints! It's going to be beautiful!

toggpine
June 21st, 2013, 01:19 PM
I thought that when you left the stuff you are sewing your fabric to it was called foundation piecing.
Whatever it is, Katie is doing a nice job with it!

KatiesQuiltingCorner
June 21st, 2013, 02:58 PM
Wow, Katie! That is an out of the box Lone Star! I never would have thought of using prints! It's going to be beautiful!

This is from a Lily Ashbury line called Summer House - I bought two jelly rolls last year and decided to use most of them for this lonestar. Wasn't sure how the prints would read but I like how it's going so far :)

K. McEuen
June 21st, 2013, 04:55 PM
I've been keeping my eye on this thread. I've looked at the Quilt Smart stuff before, but didn't bite. It sure does line your seams up nicely Katie, good job so far.

Jean Sewing Machine
June 21st, 2013, 06:12 PM
This is from a Lily Ashbury line called Summer House - I bought two jelly rolls last year and decided to use most of them for this lonestar. Wasn't sure how the prints would read but I like how it's going so far :)are you able to get enough of each colorway from your jelly roll for the entire 8 segmnts!? That's one thing that stopped me, wonderingif one jelly roll is enough. I would like to use one of those kona solid jelly rolls, but they only have one of each color per roll. Still searching for the right fabric.

KatiesQuiltingCorner
June 22nd, 2013, 08:09 AM
are you able to get enough of each colorway from your jelly roll for the entire 8 segmnts!? That's one thing that stopped me, wonderingif one jelly roll is enough. I would like to use one of those kona solid jelly rolls, but they only have one of each color per roll. Still searching for the right fabric.

You need six colorways, 8 strips for each colorway for 48 strips total. I had to use two jelly rolls to accomplish that and I've got lots leftover to create a border or binding if I choose. Some jelly rolls will work and others won't work as well.

madampolo
June 27th, 2013, 11:35 AM
I made my Lone Star with it. Pic attached. I recommend it.


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Quiltsmart
November 14th, 2013, 04:18 PM
I just went and looked at this because I had never heard of it. So, it's paper piecing, but with interfacing you leave in place instead of paper that you remove. Also, I am not sure about not trimming down the excess fabric after you sew....I think it could create a bulky mess. If I used it, I would definitely trim the fabric off. It certainly look like it beats ripping all that paper off!

Hello bubba! I am so pleased to hear you are considering our lone star quilt pattern! You can absolutely trim the excess fabric if you'd prefer to reduce the bulk. The interfacing technique is so easy, even a beginner could do it, and you're right, there's not paper to rip off :)

-Mandy with Quiltsmart

Quiltsmart
November 14th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Hello Verenaerin! We will be working on getting more videos up in the future to help answer questions and give a visual aid for the patterns. The interfacing technique is quite simple, and the pattern kits as seen on our web page do come with instruction sheets. The patterns are printed on interfacing, and the fabric is ironed in place, making the construction much work than traditional methods. I hope this helps :) happy quilting!

-Mandy with Quiltsmart

Quiltsmart
November 14th, 2013, 04:23 PM
Katie's Quilting Corner, I love <3 the fabric selection! Great job!

-Mandy with Quiltsmart :)

bec
November 14th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Two of eight sections done!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9098495979_32089d885c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/)
Quiltsmart lone star (http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnoliafly/9098495979/) by MagnoliaFly (http://www.flickr.com/people/magnoliafly/), on Flickr

Fantastic job, Katie!!!

Peggi
November 15th, 2013, 03:08 PM
That's going to be gorgeous!

I was thinking how awesome would it be if the printed interfacing was water soluble....