2. Take one of your background squares and one star square and place them right sides together. Your about to sew your star points. Position star square as the above 2nd step shows. Now this does not have to be EXACT, that is what is nice about these stars. Sew it down at an angle. I use a VERY scant 1/4" seam allowance.
3. After sewing down, flip your sewn star square over and just finger press for now.
4. Take another star square , right sides together...position and sew it down at an angle. Flip this square over as well. Finger press.
5. This is how your 3 pieces should look from the front.
6. Flip your 3 piece unit over....here is how the back looks. You are going to sew up 4 of these 3 piece units. You can click on photos for a closer look at my seam lines.
7. Now it's time to do some trimming. I suggest sewing all 4 units up before you trim. Trim your star squares following the outline of your background fabrics.
Here is your how the back of your trimmed unit looks. Take a closer look at my seam lines. You can see they are not even and don't match up. That is ok.
8. With your unit still face down, trim off excess of your background fabric leaving a nice seam allowance. MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT CUT THROUGH BOTH FABRICS.
Remember, you are to make 4 of these.
Take your left over star square and center it....add your other units and squares around your center as shown here. Now you are ready to sew them all together.
Here is an example of a tiny star I made using up some of my scraps and leftover crumbs. The center square is even 3 different fabric scraps sewn together. When sewing with scraps, just make sure your star point scrap is large enough for when you flip it over it covers the edge of your background square. These stars are so versatile. The sky is the limit in making these little stars. Make them larger, make them smaller. So, STOP...GO NOW......MAKE SOME!! Please email any questions you might have....these tutorials are not as easy as they look, but it's best if you just get some fabric and practice. Look above at my blog header to see some of mine.
NOTE: I don't EVER use steam from my iron when pressing these tiny stars...especially when using my scraps. Some fabrics tend to shrink or draw up more than others resulting in a warped or distorted star. GOOD LUCK!