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Thread: Im so glad I studied all that math--NOT!

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    I was a math wiz. Almost became a math teacher. Remember all that a2 plus b2 equals c2 stuff. That was just the beginning, then there was high school and college trig and calculus.....

    I am making a Cathedral Windows with a rectangle. Of course, I do not want to make it the two sizes that are in the book. She gives you a drawing and says to map it out on graph paper unless you are a math geek.

    I didnt have a printer that worked at the house and math geek that I WAS ONCE, I just knew I could accomplish this task easily, no lazy old graph paper for me!

    Last night, I worked on it until 11:45 pm. Felt like a high schooler doing home work. Of course I have no calculator with cosines and square roots.

    What am I doing this morning. Drawing it on graph paper! I will have it done in ten minutes!

    Should have taken home ec not calculus in high school!

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    LOL!

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    I'd like to see a Cathedral Windows with rectangles...does that mean no curves?

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    and I bet there is an APP for that somewhere....or at the very least a BLOG or Utube vid..hehehe

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    This is from Lynne Edwards book. You can look it up on Amazon. The rectangles work just like the squares only it gives you the ability to make abstract shapes.

    Yes there is an app. My old tablet you could draw it and cut and paste it. But the tablet died and my home computer doesnt have many programs on it. Got to the office and could have done it on the computer but just drew it on paper.

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    funny story, thanks for sharing. sorry there was so much time involved.

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    Oh how funny! :lol:

    I bought a Cathedral Window ruler at a LQS back in the spring that makes rectangular CW's, but have not used it yet. I really should get it out and use it!

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    All I remember from high school math is "Oscar Had A Heap Of Apples". I can tell you the formulas for sine, cosine & tangent. Just don't ask me what to do with them! And I love my graph paper, that's fun.

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    I plug simple math questions into the Google search box for answers.

    5 inches = ? cm

    Answer: 5 inches = 12.7 centimeters

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    I always thought that if my teachers applied the algebra and geometry to something useful, say quilting? I would have learned it much more easily. I use it all the time now.

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