The Atomic Starburst Quilt Pattern CS
Your Price: $8.99
The Atomic Starburst Quilt Pattern
Many people have found this additional explanation of sewing together angled pieces helpful. I hope this is helpful for you too!
In the step where a short sashing strip is added to a diamond, when they are placed right-sides-together, a small triangle piece, (often called a dog-ear) will hang out on either side. The fabric should align perfectly along the 1/4" seam allowance. The illustration at right shows the small triangle sticking out on each side and the stitching at the 1/4" mark matching the ends of both pieces of fabric. Then when the fabric is folded out, as in the second image, there are no dog ears as they are behind the sashing. Then when the long sashing is placed on the other side, the same situation will arise.
When you sew two of those units together, the same situation will arise. You'll need to align them right sides together with the dog ears sticking out and then sew along the 1/4" seam allowance. When it flips out it should line up.
Once the Diamonds are sewn into rows and the rows are placed right sides together, the rows will again match their points along the 1/4" sew line with dog ears at each end.