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Thread: Tip toe through hexagons Cutie style, assembling blocks

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    So here we are early Monday morning ( at least for me) and there are at least a few chomping at getting going on the assembly part of our project. Which I can talk some before I actually have to get moving and take some pictures. We are working with an equalateral triangle. Which for those that remember back that far in math it has three equal sides. For us that means that we can make three different blocks from the same pieces. So the first thing I want you to do is to audition the first couple of blocks in all three layouts before deciding which one you like the best. Now remeber that you are still going to loose the outside 1/4 inch so it won't be quiet what you see when you put it together. Really pay attention to what makes you decide to put them that way. Because you won't want to be auditioning the whole stack of blocks. Sooner or later you will want to be able to just pick the up and sew. Which in reality you can do that as well. This is just to show you the differences at the moment

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    Pick up and sew, yeah, right! I preview every block I sew. Hugs

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    It will get there where you recognize what you are looking for. A specific thing in the piece that will stand out. Like your stripe. Notice how it reacts to where it it. If it is a bit do you want the bit in the venter. If it is all along the edge. Do you want it to run the outside. After the first 100 blocks or so it gets easier. Just kidding. It takes as long as it takes. My mom when she was helping me with one did it til the end. She was growling at me as I just picked them up took one look and could pretty much tell which way I wanted it to go. And really, there is no wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    So here we are early Monday morning ( at least for me) and there are at least a few chomping at getting going on the assembly part of our project. Which I can talk some before I actually have to get moving and take some pictures. We are working with an equalateral triangle. Which for those that remember back that far in math it has three equal sides. For us that means that we can make three different blocks from the same pieces. So the first thing I want you to do is to audition the first couple of blocks in all three layouts before deciding which one you like the best. Now remeber that you are still going to loose the outside 1/4 inch so it won't be quiet what you see when you put it together. Really pay attention to what makes you decide to put them that way. Because you won't want to be auditioning the whole stack of blocks. Sooner or later you will want to be able to just pick the up and sew. Which in reality you can do that as well. This is just to show you the differences at the moment
    I had to repeat this! It took me a minute to understand - - three sides, three different possible OBW .... LOL ... no wonder your mom was growling at you she was probably like me - - the way it looks is just fine, what do you MEAN, I have to make a choice????? LOL I was impressed with the first lesson about selecting fabric, lining it up, cutting the triangles (and, happy!) and, now you point out that in two hexagons, there are SIX different looks! Oh, my! the possibilities! LOL just so cool to have someone who can see that ... I don't know if I would have gotten to it without your input. Good show!

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    I am all ready to sew.

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    Great, i am not but I am happy that someone is, my fire is taking a bit to get going and warm me up, so here is what you do after auditioning your block, take two pieces and right sides together and sew from the center out, do that for two sets, press your seams open and add the third piece and sew, I find it easiest to sew from the center out, and press and then pin the twins together to make a whole block, (pictures to follow)

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    I am pressing open as there is a lot of bulk other wise when putting the blocks together. this spreads it out,


    I do not trim my points, when I am assembling the blocks I like them to help line up my pieces and probably just to lazy to cut them off afterwards, some times I nip them when I am cutting the pieces apart as I chain piece, and we will be covering how I do that with these as well,

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    I can already tell I need to move my ironing board close to my sewing table, this is going to be alot of getting up going on. Sewing looks simple enough. When I get some done Ill post a picture. This is fun.

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    ohhhhhh goodie! didnt you mention to only sew three and then three and leave the two sides in half???

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    yes, so you end up with two pieces, this is one of the only times that I will actually pin anything, and that is to keep the pieces together until the next step, no way I want to be sorting pieces to find matches.

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