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Thread: Fabric for OBW

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    Before you plunge ahead w/ this fabric for a OBW, I'd preview what your hex's might look like by using a hinged mirror. Position it open so you can see 6 images in it and slowly slide it along the width of the fabric. This will give you an idea of what your hexagons might look like. If there's too many places with those straight lines, you might want to pick a different fabric for a OBW. See what K3N said.
    Thats a very ingenious idea! I never would have thought of that!

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    I've heard the "rule" about not using patterns with straight lines or boxes -- but I'm finding that it can work out just fine, particularly if you are not going to obsess about having every little match point fit together perfectly -- the overall effect, from a distance you'd normally have from a quilt on a bed or wall, is just fine.

    That said, if I really loved a fabric, I would be hesitant to use it in a OBW, since you're left with the colors and little hints of the original pattern, but you lose the original fabrics.

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    Beautiful fabric

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    Oh yes, this will be fantastic! Please share again when you have results.

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