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Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

We will be using the HSTs we pieced last month to make some stitch and flip units, which gives us the opportunity to make bonus HSTs. Be sure to read on for all my top tips to make block construction this month a breeze! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Piecing Instructions #2 PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along – Piecing Instructions #2. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Star Pulse Quilt Along and I will add you to the email list and get the information out to you soon!

Note: This is my blog post and not the newsletter email with the pattern PDF link. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along – Piecing Instructions #2 at or after 6:15am Eastern|5:15am Central|4:15am Mountain|3:15am Pacific. Check your spam directory if you don’t see the email!

HSTs & Cut Pieces Needed for Piecing #2 - Lap Size, Multi-Color Background

HSTs & Cut Pieces Needed for Piecing #2 – Lap Size, Multi-Color Background

Tip #1: Double check to make sure that your HSTs have been trimmed to 6½” square. The HSTs we made last month were slightly oversized, so trimming the HSTs to size before you begin the Piecing #2 step this month is important!

Tip #2: We will be using the labels on rows 2 and 3 of page 13. If you have lost your label page, simply download the Piecing #1 instructions (there are several links in the email) and print out page 13.

Piecing #2 - Pressing Tip

Piecing #2 – Pressing Tip

Tip #3: If you prewashed your fabric, press as desired. If you did NOT prewash your fabric, I recommend pressing stitch and flip units with a dry iron and no starch and no spray water. When working with a dry iron, using a tailor’s clapper or a heavy book to help set the seams is really beneficial!

Piecing #2 - SNF Units - Throw Size, Single Background

Piecing #2 – SNF Units – Throw Size, Single Background

Tip #4: On the squares I use for stitch and flip, I like to mark the diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. After marking the diagonal line, I measure ½” away and mark the line to sew to create the Bonus HST. I find that the time I take to mark these lines helps with my accuracy.

Piecing #2 - Bonus HSTs - Throw Size, Single Background

Piecing #2 – Bonus HSTs – Throw Size, Single Background

TIP #5: If you are going to make the bonus quilt (instructions to piece the bonus quilt will be released in May), don’t skip the step to “square up” the bonus HSTs to 4½” square. I can tell in the photograph above that I took my photo of the bonus HSTs prior to trimming them to size!

Piecing #2 - SNF Units & Bonus HSTs - Lap Size, Multi-Color Background

Piecing #2 – SNF Units & Bonus HSTs – Lap Size, Multi-Color Background

Upcoming Star Pulse Quilt Along Schedule

  • April 1, 2024 – Piecing Instructions #3
  • May 1, 2024 – Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions
  • June 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024 – Final Linkup for Pieced Quilt Tops or Finished Quilts

One thought on “Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

  1. Elizabeth E. says:

    I’m not quilting along, but I did want to pop in to say that this is a visually beautiful post!

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