I thought it would be fun to show you how easy it is to cut the pieces out with the Star 60 tool. The Star 60 tool will cut Diamonds, Hexagons, Half Hexagons used in the Journey to Nebula Quilt Along. One thing I love about the Studio 180 Design tools is that they are designed for Right and Left Handed Quilters, plus they can make multiple sizes.
Today, we started with the Seaside pattern. I will be showing you how I cut this out with the Star 60 tool. For this pattern I will be using the Island Batik "Islander Batik" Collection from the Summer 2019 I had left over.
|Right Handed |
Now we can start cutting the diamonds from the strips. Start by laying out the strip flat right sides up on your mat. Trim off one of the short edges at a 60° on the strips.
With the end trimmed, which gives us a 60° angle to start cutting from the strip. I now need to find what my tool guideline size is for the 2 1/2" strips. To find this guideline number, I need to use the Basic shape Cutting Chart found in the Star 60 instructions. I located the Diamond Strip size of 2 1/2" and moved over one column to find the Diamond Sub-cut guideline, which is the 4 1/2".
I then located the guideline on my Star 60 tool and aligned the 4 1/2" guidelines along the raw edges of the strip. From there I made my angle cut from this alignment.
Then continued cutting in the same manner until all my diamond were cut.
I continued to cutting all my background and featured diamond shapes out. I love how easy they are to cut out and now I'm ready to start stitching all these pieces together to make this table runner together.