I’ve had several people ask me how they can make their own Scrappy Lone Star. I’ve put together this chart, so you can make a variety of sizes from 16″ to King-sized.
The top portion of the chart is for the original Scrappy Lone Star with 9 diamonds per panel. (Tutorial is here.)
I have also included measurements for a 36 diamond panel Lone Star, if you prefer the piecing to remain small as the size of the quilt increases.
Scroll down for descriptions of each column in the chart.
Size: this is the size of the star diagonally from point to point. The star will fill the top of the bed and shouldn’t drop over the side. You will need to add extra background and/or borders for your quilt to drop over the mattress.
Strip Width: How wide to cut your initial strips. That one is easy!
Strip Length: I overestimated, so that I was sure you would have enough.
Offset strips: This is how much you stagger your strips before sewing them.
The 32″ star is offset 2.25″. Each size varies.
Diagonal cutting width: The width you cut your strips on the 45 degree angle.
Square Size: This is the size you cut your background squares. I have listed the minimum size. If you want the background to extend further, make your squares larger.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I will update the chart for clarification!