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Thread: Will This Tool Make This Hexagon Quilt Pattern?

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    Will This Tool Make This Hexagon Quilt Pattern?

    I saw this quilt back in July in a JoAnn's add and really fell in love with it:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=jo+an...72&tx=96&ty=89

    I bought this tool
    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/p-1...-quilting.aspx

    the other day and wonder if this is the correct ruler to make a hexagon like the Jo Ann's quilt. If so, what size do you think the hexagons are? Thanks.

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    well if you do your fabric in strips sewn together and then cut the triangles, i guess it would work. not sure of size though. you must practice on some scraps. I bought a large thin plastic template from nancysnotions.com for hexagons and tumbler. it was a set. i can do very large ones with those. good luck.

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    nativetexan, yes, I was planning on making strip sets. I would think you would need a strip about 2 1/2 inches wide for the center hexagon and then a 4 inch or so wide strip for the outer part. I guess it will be through experimentation because I can't find any patterns or directions for this ruler (other than the one that makes a block that is used in the Storm at Sea quilt).

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    Is the Tri-Rec a 60 degree triangle. If so it will work.

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    That quilt looks like the one that my guild is having a class on, but they are using the Marti Michell hexagon ruler. I know that doesn't help you with the rulers you have, though.

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    How do I figure out what degree my template is?

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    That is a beautiful quilt, just watched this video on that tool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CT7g1NXrL4
    To find your angle on the template, do you have a protractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    How do I figure out what degree my template is?
    Locate a protractor, or check your rulers. Half of my rulers have 45 and 60 lines printed on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    nativetexan, yes, I was planning on making strip sets. I would think you would need a strip about 2 1/2 inches wide for the center hexagon and then a 4 inch or so wide strip for the outer part. I guess it will be through experimentation because I can't find any patterns or directions for this ruler (other than the one that makes a block that is used in the Storm at Sea quilt).
    I think if you look more carefully at the photo - you will see that the inner strip and outer strip are actually the same width...it only looks smaller on the inner one because of the angle. The equal width allows you to make reversed (but equal) hexes by flipping your ruler upside-down and right-side-up using your 60 degree ruler. Make sense??

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    it looks like both strips should be the same size 2 1/2 well give you a 8 in. block 3[" will give you a 10" block 3/12 will give you 12" block .................................................Q UOTE=AngelinaMaria;5513752]nativetexan, yes, I was planning on making strip sets. I would think you would need a strip about 2 1/2 inches wide for the center hexagon and then a 4 inch or so wide strip for the outer part. I guess it will be through experimentation because I can't find any patterns or directions for this ruler (other than the one that makes a block that is used in the Storm at Sea quilt).[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by mary quilting; 09-14-2012 at 09:03 AM.

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