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Lesson Four: Ohio Stars and Pinwheels

Lesson 4: Moving right along! Here is Lesson 4 of the Perfect Points Sampler. Ohio Stars: This week's lesson focuses on maintaining straight diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines within and between the two Ohio Star blocks. Quarter-square triangles (QSTs) are made with the grid method.Check out our tutorial on QSTs called Stars - QSTs Variable Stars.

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Lesson Three: the Friendship and Bear’s Paw blocks

Here is Lesson 3 of the Perfect Points Sampler Pattern. Lesson 3 gets more challenging. The Bear's Paw and Friendship Star blocks are made with half-square triangles (HSTs). The one-inch finished size of the HSTs requires precise piecing and most likely a scant 1/4" seam allowance. The blocks are surrounded by frames to allow them to fit in the 8" finished framework of the sampler. This lets you practice maintaining sharp points set against another block or border.

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Lesson Two: Perfect Points Sampler

Here we go with Lesson 2 of the Perfect Points Sampler Pattern. This week's blocks are the Snowball and Sawtooth Star. The lesson focuses on maintaining straight diagonal lines within and between blocks. Yes, the positioning pin can help with that also! Click here to join and the Perfect Points Quilt Along group on and download the PDFs for the tutorial and pattern introduction. 

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Ready for Perfect Points? Come join our quilt along!

Welcome! We are ready to get started with the Perfect Points Quilt Along! Click here to join and the Perfect Points Quilt Along group on and download the PDFs for the tutorial and pattern introduction. You can even look at the suggested fabric requirements here before you begin. 

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Want to perfect your points? Join my new Quilt-A-Long

  Join my Quilt-A-Long on our Quilt With Us community. We start tomorrow, Tuesday FEB. 28th! Each week for 6 weeks, I will walk you through my free block sampler pattern and help you master your points. This will all be guided on our Quilt With Us community. Every Tuesday I'll feature the lesson of the week right here on our NOTIONS blog.  

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