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"Wishing Star" by Peggy Martin

Wishing Star: This star design looks great set straight or on point. Block portions can also be used as setting triangles or as borders for many different design options.



Wishing Star Workshop Supply List Peggy Martin, Instructor

Block Size: 12"

The Wishing Star block is pieced very quickly using Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, an assembly-line method of paper piecing on strips. You will begin by working on one Wishing Star block during class, with many people having time to make more than one block. Add borders to your block for a small wallhanging, or make more blocks for the quilt size of your choice. Patterns will be furnished in class. All skill levels.   *SPECIAL PRICE: Only $35.00 for this workshop*


Spray starch (see below; use on fabric before cutting strips before class)
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Sewing machine, with extension worktable if you have it; size 80 or 90 needles for paper piecing Open-toed foot or satin stitch foot if you have it, plus regular foot for 1/4” seams
Neutral sewing thread to blend with your fabrics
Fabric scissors and paper scissors, pins, seam ripper and other basic sewing supplies
Paper grocery bag for your trash and trimmings
Iron and ironing board or surface (optional, these can be shared)
Piece of muslin or other light-colored fabric to protect ironing surface from ink of foundation papers

Before class: Spray starch fabric, then cut strips from the table below to be ready for sewing. If you are unsure of your fabric choices, you can bring fabrics to class and cut strips there, if you choose. Because fabric varies in width, be sure to bring along all your fabrics in case you need to cut an extra strip or two. There may also be time for you to work on an additional block, so bringing along all your fabrics is a good idea!

Wishing Star, 12” block

Fabrics: Numbers below correspond to the numbered block pictured, and reflect strips needed to piece one block. Check out my website, and click on workshops to see quilts using this block in color, or look in my book, "Paper Piece the Quick-Strip Way" at the "Tequila Star Rise" and "Starlight, Starbright," "Dusk to Dawn", or "Night Fire" projects.

Important: Bring along all your extra fabric in case you need it - mistakes can happen! Note: All strips are cut from selvedge to selvedge (about 40" long)
Bring extra fabric - you might have time to make more than one block!

Strips for one block:

A1 & B1 (background) A3 & B3 (background) A2 & B2 (star point) A4 (half star point)

B4 (half star point) A5 (half star point) B5 (half star point)

1 strip 4 3⁄4"” 1 strip 2 1⁄2 " 1 strip 2"
1 strip 2"

1 strip 2" 1strip21⁄2" 1strip21⁄2"

Yardage for four blocks:

Background (A1, B1, A3, B3): A2 & B2 (star points):
A4 (half star points)
B4 (half star points)

A5 (half star points) B5 (half star points)

1 yard 3/8 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 3/8 yard 3/8 yard

Event Information

Event Date 01-11-2023 9:30 am
Event End Date 01-11-2023 3:30 pm
Cut off date 01-10-2023 5:00 pm
Capacity 22
Registered 9
Available Place 13
Individual Price $35.00
Location QIAD

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