Blooming Star Window Acrylic Templates 1/4″

$26.50

This is the Brimfield Blooming Star Window Templates 1/4″.  Please scroll below for more details.

Description

This is the Brimfield Blooming Star Window Acrylic Templates 1/4″ set These sturdy acrylics are versatile. They will enable you to cut the both fabric plus seam allowance for your Blooming Star quilt blocks as well as trace your own papers. Each paper piece has it’s own shape with this window acrylic set (unlike the solid acrylic template set.) We sell the pattern instructional booklet, paper piece packs,  and solid acrylic templates separately here and here and here.

Why Blooming Star Window Acrylic Templates 1/4″ vs 3/8″?

You might be wondering why some people purchase the Blooming Star Window AcrylicTemplates 1/4″ seam allowance vs 3/8″ seam allowance. Some folks like to stitch our blocks by doing traditional hand piecing instead of EPP. So, for that reason, we offer our acrylics in two different sizes. Traditional hand piecers like the 1/4″ seam allowance.

What is EPP?

The Brimfield Blooming Star is an English Paper Piecing (EPP) pattern.  To do EPP, you wrap fabric around temporary paper templates and baste them. (We prefer glue basting.) Use the acrylic templates to trace the fabric plus seam allowance. Then, you stitch those wrapped paper pieces together by hand to make the Blooming Star quilt block. The papers are removed before appliquéing the blocks down.

The Brimfield Blooming Star design was inspired by a “cutter quilt”, found at the Brimfield Antiques fair.  As a result, the cutter quilt came back to our studio and we cut it up.  Days later, we created the Blooming Star.  This EPP design features “cut out” portions within the center of the block, bringing an element of negative space in an unexpected way.  Like all of our patterns, this project combines EPP and appliqué and creates a beautiful negative space between blocks.

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Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 8 × 6 × .5 in