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Thread: One block wonders- repeat

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    I want to make a OBW and have the fabric pick out and the repeat pattern does not go straight across the fabric. It is about 14and 1/2 inches and will this work for hexagons even if the repeat does not go straight across? I hope this is clear. in other words to explain, next to the cut edge I found a spot and the repeat is 6 and 1/2 inches lower on material and 14 and 1/2 over from the first one. Can anyone help to tell me if this will work? Thanks

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    Cute Buns here on the board may be able to help you - she has done a tute on the OBW here on the board and is awesome on them :wink:

    But I am wondering if you are finding the true repeat - do you have a pic ?

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    I'm thinking you haven't gone far enough for the repeat...when I took a class on one block wonders our instructor showed us some fabric where the repeat was 24 inches I believe...and she showed us how some fabric had what appeared to be a repeat that was offset a few inches and we were to ignore those.

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    here are my pictures of fabric I want to use if possible for OBW Hexagons. I have 4yds and 2 inches
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    Your ruler is not on the repeat. If you look at the selvedge, you should be able to get a better idea because those color dots they usually print are going to be aligned with the repeat.

    I think you are only halfway across the repeat. Looking at your last picture I can see it almost at the top.

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    OMGosh...really?!! I always wondered why those were there! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Your ruler is not on the repeat. If you look at the selvedge, you should be able to get a better idea because those color dots they usually print are going to be aligned with the repeat.

    I think you are only halfway across the repeat. Looking at your last picture I can see it almost at the bottom.

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    sorry, that should say at the TOP of the bottom picture, LOL

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    The repeat that I see is the Ace of Spades, I've outlined in red. You need six of pieces cut across the width of fabric, at the same spot, to make the OBW.

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    I see your repeat, it's nearly the entire length of your last photo.
    On the left side, look at the 3 cards together, Ace of spaces, king of clubs and Jack of hearts...then go all the way up to the top and you'll see the repeat. Hope that helps.

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    Linda how nifty is that making red outlines on the photo!

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