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Thread: Tip toe through the hexagons Cutie style! Cutting

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    alaskasunshine, it was recommended to me to put all the color groups together as others have already said and then take a pic. The ones that are out of place will jump at you until you get them arranged like you want. Just keep taking pictures and printing them out and studying them. It worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    alaskasunshine, it was recommended to me to put all the color groups together as others have already said and then take a pic. The ones that are out of place will jump at you until you get them arranged like you want. Just keep taking pictures and printing them out and studying them. It worked for me.
    I have also found that just taking a picture and uploading it to the thread reveals a lot! Saves ink

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    alaskasunshine, it was recommended to me to put all the color groups together as others have already said and then take a pic. The ones that are out of place will jump at you until you get them arranged like you want. Just keep taking pictures and printing them out and studying them. It worked for me.
    I have also found that just taking a picture and uploading it to the thread reveals a lot! Saves ink
    good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Repeat as many questions as you have to, even if it is the same question, the simple answer is yes it is easier to work with all the way around, there is no easy way to accurately cut the width of the fabric, and you don't want to be trying to repeatedly stack a big piece either, you can use more than one repeat at a time, though I don't recommend more than 3 at once,

    It also depends on what book you are using to what they are telling you to do,
    And, back at the beginning, you mentioned that if the repeats across the width of the fabric are very similar, cutting the fabric in half along the length would allow you to start you next cuts just a bit along the stack, you will get completely different hexagons. I will go back and see if I can find it for you
    That is what I did. I started my repeats on the other side at a different point so when I cut my 3" strips I had all different patterns. Worked great!!

    Rachel

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    Cute are you still open on this thread? can I post a pic and get your pro opinion on what size to cut triangles?

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    absolutely, anyone that still needs help all they need to do is ask!

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    OK! I will go take a picture and post!

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    ok this is what I have. I ended up with 7 or 8 yrds, Im thinking of cutting up half and making it into hexs then the other half leaving squares making it another top and doing a two sided quilt.
    the squares are about 17 inchs, just shy of it. how big would you cut triangles???

    thank you so much Cute!
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    I think that you can go with a bigger cut with this one, though it also depends on it you are going to cross the lines or not as well, if you are not then you are going to loose some fabric on each end, but it is a personal choice, the bigger the cut the more loss you will have.

    If you are sticking within each block I would divide it as close as you can to the block size to get the optimum space used, so 4inches which will give you 4 across or 5 inches which will give you 3 across. though 5 might be a bit big for this,

    if you are using the side piece as well for blocks you will want to go a little bit smaller, as it is smaller there,

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    yes I wanted to stick cutting in the block, I want to leave the side whole for a border.

    if I cut it 5 will I have less variation than cutting it 4?
    I will have several sets the same so I want to get some variation

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