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EQ7: Design a Lone Star Quilt

How do I design a Lone Star quilt?

First, look at the Lone Star layouts in the Layout Library. Maybe you can just use one of those layouts.

Using a Lone Star from the Library

  1. Click LIBRARIES > Layout Library > Basics by style > Stars. Now scroll through the layouts, toward the end, and you’ll see Lone Star layouts.
  2. Click on the one you want.
  3. Click Add to Sketchbook.
  4. Click Close to close the Library.
  5. Click the View Sketchbook button.
  6. Click the Quilts section of the Sketchbook. If you have other quilts already in your Sketchbook, scroll through to find the Lone Star layout, and click to select it.
  7. Click the Edit button. The Lone Star layout will now be on the worktable.

Creating your own Lone Star

If you don’t find the Lone Star you want in the Layout Library you can design your own.

  1. Click LIBRARIES > Layout Library > Basics by Style > Stars.
  2. Click Add to Sketchbook to add the first layout.
  3. Click Close to close the Library.
  4. Click the View Sketchbook button.
  5. Click the Quilts section of the Sketchbook. If you have other quilts already in your Sketchbook, scroll through to find the Star layout, and click to select it.
  6. Click the Edit button. The Star layout will now be on the worktable.

Draw a grid to fill the star point

  1. Click WORKTABLE > Work on Block.
  2. Click BLOCK > New Block > EasyDraw.
  3. Click the Grid tool.
  4. Right-click the middle of the worktable and click Grid Setup.
  5. Change the grid number to the number of rows and columns you want. Be sure your grid number can be evenly divided into your Snap number.
  6. Draw a grid on your block by starting at (or just outside) the top-left corner of the block and dragging diagonally down, releasing the mouse at (or just outside) the bottom-right corner.
  7. Click Add to Sketchbook.

Set the block into your layout

  1. Click WORKTABLE > Work on Quilt.
  2. Click the Set Block tool.
  3. Set the grid block in each of the star points individually. (Do not use CTRL + click. You only want blocks in each star point.)
  4. Now you can color the quilt.
  5. When you want to print the pattern, click the Select tool and click the star point to select the newly placed block. Click FILE > Print. Choose a Printing Style and be sure Use size from quilt is checked.