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Thread: One Block Wonder

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    When cutting a one block wonder quilt, is it just as good to split the fabric in half (as I was instructed to do in the Stack and Whack book)? I find it easier to cut a 21 inch stack of strips than to try to cut a 42 inch strip. My thought is that you would have as many hexagons and you may waste a little fabric, and require extra stacking. But is the end result the same?

    How are those cubes that we see in the OBW made? I am sure it is in some book, but not in the one that we have.

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    Yes, it is a lot easier to work with just 1/2 the width. In the book, it instructs you to tear it length wise, if I remember correctly.
    The cubes are in another book by the same author.

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    I'm still trying to figure out what a one block wonder quit is?
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    There's a tutorial for the hollow cubes here:

    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles...llow-cubes.php

    If you scroll down the page there's a single green cube on the right. If you click it, a pdf tutorial will come up.

    Do a search on this board for one block wonder and/or OBW. There's an excellent tutorial and lots of gorgeous completed quilt pix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I'm still trying to figure out what a one block wonder quit is?
    David
    Put OBW in search and you will find many pictures.

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    The cubes are in another book by the same author, "One Block Wonders Cubed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I'm still trying to figure out what a one block wonder quit is?
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    It is a quilt top made with (usually) one fabric, cut into triangles to make up hexagons. Each triangle in a hex is identical. Do a search for One Block Wonder to see some examples.

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    Thank you!
    David

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    There is a whole topic for this quilt. Look at the very bottom of the page and click on "Topic Lists"

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    Thanks so much for all the help on OBW. Maybe I'll dive in and have more questions.

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