Part 3 of the Stretched Star tutorial continues with sewing and pressing. Now that all of the squares are cut, marked and pinned (see previous post 2) sew the two point squares onto the star square along the diagonal lines that were drawn in post 2. I find it best to chain piece this step.
Trim away each of the fabric corners that extend beyond the sewn diagonal line. Bonus: The trimmed discards can be saved for future use. They make great half square triangles. If you plan on using these for another project like I do, then sew them together too.
Finish the block by the corners away from the center.
Easy peasy. Now its time to sew the blocks together.
Assemble the quilt top by sewing the blocks together, side by side until complete rows are formed. Press the seams between the blocks to one direction on the first row then alternate the pressing direction on the second row. Continue sewing and pressing rows in alternate directions until they are complete. Then sew each of the rows together, pressing these seams in the same direction until the entire top is finished. Good luck with your sewing!
The next post will address batting, basting, quilting and binding!