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Thread: Tip toe through the hexagons Cutie style! Cutting

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    Salmon congrats you are officially an OBW addict! :mrgreen:

    Howard you can call yourself a quarter-limey! :lol:

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    k3n - my GM was born in Liverpool, my GD in Wrexham, my mum in Rhos, my dad in Cardiff and his folks somewhere in Wales. I was born in Detroit. What am I? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    k3n - my GM was born in Liverpool, my GD in Wrexham, my mum in Rhos, my dad in Cardiff and his folks somewhere in Wales. I was born in Detroit. What am I? LOL
    Well you're primarily a Motor City girl but with a LOT of Welsh in your soul and just a little touch of Scouser! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    I've been doing more cutting, and am really grateful for everybody's advice. It was great to know I have options! In the mid-term I may decide to buy a cutter I can use with either hand. For now I'm happy to continue to contort... Figuring that if an experienced quilter and cutter (mimisharon) is doing it, it can't be all wrong! :-)

    In case it helps any other contortionists out there, I noticed one tiny thing that helped me. Wihtout thinking about it, I was laying my strips along the horizontal lines of my cutting mat. Tempting, those lines! Now I orient the strip more along the diagonal, like in the pic below; and it means I twist a bit less when cutting the line along the left (starting at the selvedge in the picture):
    (And yes, that's another fabric I'm cutting there...)
    No contortions needed if you use a ruler with a 60 degree line on it. You just line up the lines with the cut edge and cut with the ruler on the left each cut (if you're right handed or on the right if you're left handed).
    You could also do the trick of placing another ruler up to the left edge of your triangle ruler, slowly remove the triangle and then have the ruler's right edge to cut the other side of your triangle. This is a bit more moving of rulers around but maybe more accurate in the end, since there's less chance of moving the ruler when cutting, since you won't be twisting your body and arms around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    That is really beautiful fabric! I saw some last week at the quilt shop that is begging to be made into a OBW, beautiful vibrant chrysathamums. I'm trying to make myself stay away from it until I get more of this one done.
    Beware, this will happen to you every time you go in a fabric shop. You will go directly to those prints that will work for OBW's and that's all you'll be interested in looking at! I know, it's happened to me - I'm addicted!

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    I got my sisters sewing machine on Monday. The tension is broken so I won't be able to sew until I get mine back. So I am cutting the rest of the triangles in the mean time.

    I also cut the 1.5" squares for the swap and working on quilting the train quilt. I took if off the frame today. Tomorrow I hope to clean up my sewing area a little bit.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    k3n - my GM was born in Liverpool, my GD in Wrexham, my mum in Rhos, my dad in Cardiff and his folks somewhere in Wales. I was born in Detroit. What am I? LOL
    Well you're primarily a Motor City girl but with a LOT of Welsh in your soul and just a little touch of Scouser! :mrgreen:
    That's why I love music (fast cars too). :lol:
    Hope to make it "home" in the next year. Only been to Wales once and absolutely fell in love. Stayed in New Market my first trip to England and took lots of day trips, including Nottingham (looking for Robin Hood :( but didn't find him). Second trip went to Cardiff and stayed in B&B. The proprietress was Mrs. Loveluck. Loved her name and she was a great historian. Walls were 3 feet wide. Ate breakfast in the old milking room. Home full of her family heirlooms, fire places, gardens, and toddies at nite. Wonderful trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    That's why I love music (fast cars too). :lol:
    Hope to make it "home" in the next year. Only been to Wales once and absolutely fell in love. Stayed in New Market my first trip to England and took lots of day trips, including Nottingham (looking for Robin Hood :( but didn't find him). Second trip went to Cardiff and stayed in B&B. The proprietress was Mrs. Loveluck. Loved her name and she was a great historian. Walls were 3 feet wide. Ate breakfast in the old milking room. Home full of her family heirlooms, fire places, gardens, and toddies at nite. Wonderful trip.
    I used to live not far from Newmarket - just the other side of Cambridge in a little village called King's Ripton. :-D

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    Those are beautiful!!!

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    I'm so curious how the rest of you are coming with making your hexagons and arranging them in a design you like. Post pics when you have a chance, please.

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