Combination Star is pieced per the directions on page 27 OR Paper Pieced OR Pieced using the “connector method” – both options featured in the Supplemental Packet offered at Patched Works.
Julie Q says: I'm still pressing as many seams open as I can. I find it really cuts down on bulk and helps the finished block lie flat. When I cut my white and red blocks I cut them a little bigger and then trimmed them down to a perfect 2 1/2". I fussy cut the four corner blocks and the center block. It helps if you use foundation paper you can see through when placing your fussy cut pieces.
Lisa says: I used a stripe for the quarter square triangles so I had to make sure the stripes were all going in the same direction-I made my quarter square triangles a little larger than the book had them cut and then I used the June Tailor Half Square and Quarter Square Triangle Ruler to cut them to size, making them easier to piece into the block.
Beryl says: 1-3/4” Squares for paper piecing makes Combination Star easy.
Additional blocks made by Shirley A. & Lisa K.
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