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Thread: I bought the book One Block Wonder

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    Can anyone share some advice or tips before diving in this week to try to make one???

    TIA :-)

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    don't stretch you triangles, and sew a consistent 1/4" seam. The usual ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    don't stretch you triangles, and sew a consistent 1/4" seam. The usual ;-)
    DITTO, with an emphasis on the first one. And have fun!!

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    Cute buns has an awesome tute to help with the OBW. There are many discussions for this one.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1006

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    Starching the fabric before cutting really helps a lot.
    Flower head pins are very helpful for pinning the fabric stacks in place. Regular pins make cutting the stacks more difficult. :D:D:D

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    Be careful to read through the book before starting. Unless you've had a class or talked to someone who has made one of these, the assembly can be a little confusing. Pages 31,40 and 41 of the book will clarify it.
    A friend of mine made one of these and missed the note on 31 and sewed all the hexes together and then had to unsew the halves.

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    Oh, and DON'T prewash your fabric!!

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    GOOD to know....Thank you!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    Be careful to read through the book before starting. Unless you've had a class or talked to someone who has made one of these, the assembly can be a little confusing. Pages 31,40 and 41 of the book will clarify it.
    A friend of mine made one of these and missed the note on 31 and sewed all the hexes together and then had to unsew the halves.

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    I seriously advise that, since you will be cutting triangles which = oodles of off-grain edges, STARCH STARCH STARCH before you cut, and handle carefully. Other than that, Go For It! And post pictures of your progress!
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    I would take the time to read the book thoroughly. She has a lot of good tips. Take it slowly and make sure you have the correct ruler to cut the 60 degree triangles!

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