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45 Degree Diamonds - How to Cut an Eight Point Star - Quilter's Slidelock



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okay we're gonna make an eight point

star with these diamonds that we just

cut a moment ago I need some squares and

some half squares to complete the

diamond into a block so we have a three

and a half inch strip here we're going

to trim up the end of it square up the

end of it let's hold that in place come

in with my tool lock that down this is

two layers of fabric that I'm cutting

here now come back with my tool the

lineup will make the first three and a

half inch square these could be cut in

multiples too if you're doing a number

of blocks okay back again straighten my

strip back in three and a half inch

again and one more and we'll cut this

one into half squares

okay now I don't want to move my fabric

so I'm going to take the strip away come

in with my tool and I tilt it like this

to keep it from moving the fabric so

that I can get lined up with the points

on the square hold it down make your cut

just that easy okay now we'll build a

star take our diamonds here get my

pencil fan out the pieces so I can get a

hold of them and we'll just line them up

with the table line here and like this

now half swears

and now the full squares

just that quick and that easy to build a

block you can cut your pieces in

multiples which will let you make many

many pieces very very fast and very

accurately next we'll switch to a

six-point star