"Creating the Native American Star Quilt, Vol. 1:
A Beginner's Workbook"
My book was written especially for beginners.
It literally shows every step of the way how to make a stunning Native American star
quilt of any size you want from baby size to king size. But even if you are an
experienced star quilt maker, you will still find lots of neat tips and shortcuts worth
The book has 64 pages and a large 8 1/2" X 11" format, with a great two-page Table
of Contents. It's lavishly illustrated throughout with big, easy-to-see photos, and the
detailed step-by step instructions make learning a breeze.
The book contains full instructions for making two different baby size star quilts and
two different queen size star quilts. It's exciting to learn how to make any size of star
quilt that you want, and to choose your own fabric colors too.
Other topics in the book are how to put borders and length panels on your star quilt to
fit a mattress properly, and how to make a simple-as-pie binding to finish your quilt.
Suggestions are given for selecting the types of fabrics, battings, and backings for your
quilt, and Diane even tells you what her 12 favorite old fashioned star quilt sewing
One of the best features of this book is its helpful TIPS section that's devoted entirely to
sharing the "closely guarded TRADITIONAL star quilt maker's secrets" that will help you
meet any challenge and make a perfect plains style star quilt to be proud of.
Here are some more important subjects covered in the TIPS section:
* Got a VOLCANO in the center of your star? There are FOUR WAYS to fix it.
* Are you accidentally cutting off the star tips when you sew the four borders around
the star? The way to avoid this is so simple that you'll wonder why you never thought
* Have you made your own custom size star and now you don't know what size to cut
the background squares and triangles to fit around the star? There's an easy solution,
no matter what size the star is.
There are tips galore in this book. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
Many emails have arrived that emphasize how easy it was to make a star quilt with the
That sure makes my day, that's the reward of encouragement that I receive and my
heart is warm and satisfied.
Thank you for reading this, and I hope that my book offers the solutions that you need.
P.S. It was so awesome when I received this letter!
"Dear Ms. Hill: Just wanted to let you know that we have added your book to the paper version of our
quilt bibliography. Someone in Washington will soon be adding it to the on-line version as well."
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