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Thread: I Found A Quilt Template at the Dollar General

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    I went to Dollar General - or as my husband calls it 'The Gates County Walmart' - to pick up some sandwich size ziplocs to put my sorted scraps in.

    Went through the office/school supply section looking for a battery operated pencil sharpener. While looking, I found new Post-Its notes. They are hexagon shape and measure a hair over an 1" on the side and 2 1/2" across. Unfortunately for me, the 'hexagon' templates that I am looking for have only six sides and these are true hexagons with 8 sides. They are newer Post-Its with the adhesive strip through the middle instead of the top. So I a putting this information away for later use.

    BTW - there are two pads of 40 sheets each (total of 80) for $1.
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    A "true" hexagon is 6-sided. 8 sides is an octagon.

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    Okay, my brain isn't really working today I guess. I did take Geometry in High School and did well. Unfortunately, that was almost 30 years ago. Thanks for the correction.

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    You can still use them for templates. Just cut little squares to fill in the corner gaps when you connect the octagons together. It would probably require Y seams, but if you're doing like English PP, that should be okay.

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    Sorry, but I've got to comment on your Boxer/pumpkin --Love them both I have boxers (two) I'd use the post-its to remember to buy dog bones or more fabric :)

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    Must be a boxer kind of group here. I also have a boxer. His name is Jack (rabbit), he loves to run and jump.

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    What a great picture of your Boxer and the Pumpkin. Puts you into the fall spirit.

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    That is so cool that you found those! I will have to look at my local Dollar General store. What a great find!

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