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quilting series: quiltsmart 'cheater' mini lonestar

Learn how to make the Lonestar, a classic quilt, in a fraction of the time using Quiltsmart interfacing. Quiltsmart’s motto is “Quilt smarter, not harder” and it rings true – their time saving products and techniques allow you to make heirloom quality quilts in a lot less time and with tons less frustration and seam ripping! 

Traditional Lonestars involve tricky Y-seams and are difficult to piece while achieving perfect points. But with Quiltsmart, the Y-seam is completely avoided and perfectly matched points are a no-brainer. Plus, you’ll avoid having to work with fabric that is cut on the bias!

In this class, we’ll learn how to make a mini Lonestar that measures 18” x 18”.  You can choose what to do with the finished piece – you may applique it to a garment like a jean jacket or add a background and make a pillow or mini quilt.  In class, we’ll learn the technique and make one section of the star; you’ll leave with all the knowledge you need complete the project.  You can also apply the very same technique to make a larger quilt with other Quiltsmart Lonestar Interfacings.

Required Materials:
(1) panel of Quiltsmart Mini Lonestar Interfacing

- 7 or more coordinating fat quarters for Lonestar (for a scrappy look like our sample, the more the better! You may also use a layer cake)
- 1/3 yd background fabric (if making a pillow or mini quilt/wall hanging)
(1) spool of thread for piecing
- clear monofilament thread (only if you plan to applique the Lonestar to a garment)

Required Tools:

rotary cutter and acrylic ruler
- mini iron - not required but if you have one please bring it!

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Students must purchase the 'Little Lone Star Panel' for class.
Instructor: Megan Whitney

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090