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The listing, Complete Big Star Quilting Kit has ended.

This week's listing is for a complete kit to make a queen-sized big star quilt. This is a freebie for our January Beginning Quilting Etsy Meet-up. If you are coming here from Techshop, you can check out the complete kit downstairs by the front desk. Please be aware the basket has child's loft filling instead of queen, you can either substitute your own or divide this one as it is high loft. The kit includes:

1. All 2600+ cut pattern pieces sorted and in different bags
2. Child's high loft 100 % bonded polyester fill (40 by 60 inches)
3. Sheeted back for reverse side (We can either send white or black as shown in first photo).
4. 1 yard fusing
5. Printed directions from Quilt-A-Day
Questions & Comments
so is this the full quilt kit fabrics pattern and all
Oct 23rd, 2011 at 9:39:28 AM PDT by
Yes, it has everything you need to actually make the quilt and it is already cut.
Oct 23rd, 2011 at 12:31:29 PM PDT by
what an awsome auction!!
Oct 23rd, 2011 at 8:18:23 PM PDT by
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy.
Oct 24th, 2011 at 10:44:33 AM PDT by
This is fabulous!
Oct 24th, 2011 at 2:18:28 AM PDT by
Awww, I hope people have a lot of fun making this. I took most of the hard parts out so you can finish an intermediate quilt in a couple of days instead of for me weeks-months. For me the cutting is always the hard part, but the sewing is really easy.
Oct 24th, 2011 at 10:46:22 AM PDT by
Truly amazing. I think you will do very well with this one!
Oct 25th, 2011 at 1:07:10 AM PDT by
Oh! And I am a new fan!
Oct 25th, 2011 at 1:08:26 AM PDT by
Thanks so much JJNW!
Oct 25th, 2011 at 7:42:12 AM PDT by
I love to quilt and I'm like you the cutting out is the hard part
Oct 25th, 2011 at 4:15:24 AM PDT by
Yes, I'm very lucky in Nash loves to cut out fabric. Wonderful man. I'm hoping to give away 3 of these kits by Jan.
Oct 25th, 2011 at 7:48:17 AM PDT by
That will depend on how much work Nash gets to cut with the holidays. This may very well be a 1 time deal.
Oct 25th, 2011 at 10:20:52 AM PDT by
I assume this is 100% cotton fabrics? thanks. fanning and bidding
Oct 28th, 2011 at 7:59:06 AM PDT by
Most of it is quilting weight cotton, but the fabric is left-over from one of our Etsy events that was donated so I'm not 100% sure. I think one bag may actually polyester, the dark blue, but it looked pretty good and matched my holiday theme so I threw it in.
Oct 29th, 2011 at 9:26:57 AM PDT by
I love it, wish I had more credits to bid. Good luck.
Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:53:25 PM PDT by
Aww Rose, you can try listing some short-term auctions if you want to get some last minute credits.
Oct 30th, 2011 at 1:02:29 PM PDT by
i am gonna give this a try. but i have a king size bed. so if i win, i am gonna see how to enlarge it. thank you for sharing fanned you Legends Linda
Oct 30th, 2011 at 10:30:41 PM PDT by
You can add the classic strips between it. You'd have to do the math, but probably 1.5-3 inches per block would work.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 8:55:39 AM PDT by
i have just started quilting about a year ago how hard would you think this would be to put together
Oct 31st, 2011 at 8:19:47 AM PDT by
Tonya, it would really depend on your skill and sewing machine. This is an intermediate pattern. If you have a decent machine (industrial ideal) and are familar with blocking and chain stitching, you could probably knock it out in a weekend. My friend Ruth probably wouldn't even need that, but she's got 20 years experience. If you have a more basic machine and have done 1-2 quilts, I might give myself a couple weekends to be on the safe side. I did this auction far enough before Christmas that hopefully even an inexperienced sewer would be able to do it before then if they worked on it a couple evenings a week for a month.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 8:59:19 AM PDT by
The entire thing is 42 blocks if that helps you do the math in your head.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 9:01:11 AM PDT by
LMO, do you have a regular king or california king? I could go ahead and give you the math for the extra yardage if you want to add frames to the blocks to make it fit.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 9:04:56 AM PDT by
The pattern took 12 yards to cut originally, I would probably guess you would need an extra 20-30% which would be 2-4 yards depending. Hope this helps. If you need a more exact estimate let me know.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 9:06:25 AM PDT by
i have a regular king. now i have never made a quilt. but i have taken two types of material and put some kind of padding in the middle and sewn them together and put a silk edgeing around it. turned out kinda cool. thanks
Oct 31st, 2011 at 6:21:38 PM PDT by
Alright you need to add 12 inches to the width of the bed. The quilt size is 6 blocks by 7 blocks, so 2 inches per block should work out right, add the 3/4 inch for the seam allowance and voila.....2.75 inches be block over the whole piece. Depending on your bolt width....probably 2-3 yards. Hope that helps you :-)
Nov 1st, 2011 at 10:42:32 PM PDT by
You'll probably do fine. Just check out a couple videos on youtube about chain quilting (here's one: Most of the really fast quilters (aka-quilt complete in 8 hrs type) lay out their pattern for reference, then lay out the different pieces in stacks which is why I put each color/block in a separate bag for ease of sewing. They will sew the blocks together at a run. This is INCREDIBLY fast and I really like it. Anyways, there's a lot of different ways to do quilts, but this one works for me at least.
Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:42:50 AM PDT by
Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:43:21 AM PDT by
do you have a sample pic of what quilt looks like finished?
Nov 1st, 2011 at 1:15:45 PM PDT by
PSAMO, Big Star is a common German, Amish, and Midwestern pattern. You can see the finished template in blue what what 1 block would look like finished. You can go to the Quilt-A-Day website if you want to see more examples of Big Star Quilts.Our group is actually planning to make these in Jan for a Quilting Bee which is why the kit is up here. We do not have any finished examples, but a simple google search should give you plenty of examples.
Nov 1st, 2011 at 3:45:14 PM PDT by
Ok I have a question. In the description you state this is for a Queen size quilt. Then you state: Child's high loft 100 % bonded polyester fill (40 by 60 inches) . the 40x60 inches is not large enough for a Queen sized quilt. Am I misunderstanding something here?
Nov 1st, 2011 at 3:21:40 PM PDT by
As stated in the original listing: Please be aware the basket has child's loft filling instead of queen, you can either substitute your own or divide this one as it is high loft.
Nov 1st, 2011 at 3:39:53 PM PDT by
Loft is very cheap around here, you can pick up a complete quilt loft to your specifications for $2-7. Wal-mart is actually a great place.I believe you can also order them online for under $10 shipped to you. I included a child's loft as it is smaller and hits under $10 for my shipping charges to mail the complete kit. Otherwise I would have charged $20 to ship it which seems a bit much.
Nov 1st, 2011 at 3:48:33 PM PDT by

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