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Thread: 60* cut for hexagon

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    I am having trouble figuring this out....I would much rather have a template that is 60* than turning my long ruler every which way but the right way to get this to work out for me...would anyone have any tips to help me figure this out !!

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    If you have a ruler with that correct line, it's really not hard. The first cut, to achieve the angle, is the hardest, & then you can just go from there. Try it on a scrap piece first, & play a bit!

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    Are you cutting diamonds or triangles? Either way, cut your strips first then just cut the angles to make diamonds. If you need triangles cut the strips, diamonds, then just cut them in half.

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    I use a special ruler, a "super 60 clearview triangle". I love it.

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    Put some blue painter's tape to mark the 60 lines on your ruler.

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    Bonnie, do you want something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Bonnie, do you want something like this?
    Yep thats what I need, I am having brain block and just cant seem to figure it out!!

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    Bonnie in tutorals they have a hexagon,2nd or 3rd page.

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    Bonnie,sorry it wasn't what i thought.But try drawing out a square and cutting of the corners at a 45 degree angle.My topper is at 45 degree angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Bonnie,sorry it wasn't what i thought.But try drawing out a square and cutting of the corners at a 45 degree angle.My topper is at 45 degree angle
    That would make an octagon, not a hexagon.

    There are free hexagon graph papers online if you want to make your own template, e.g. at

    http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

    Set it to the size you want, download the file and print off.

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    Oh my heck I am not having a good day at all...I want to make a table topper and it asks the strips to be cut into 60* sections, in the end it makes a octagon ?? like above !!!

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    Does the * stand for degree? If so it sounds like a perfect triangle where all of it's angles are 60 degrees and all the sides are the same length. Putting 6 of those together will make a hex.

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    Try applying a piece of colored tape along the 60 degree line on your ruler, that way you can identify it easily.
    Hope this helps.

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    Well what ever my little table topper is,i know it was a paper pieced square and i cut off the corners at a 45 degree angle.Then i just put on the two boarders.
    Could you tell us where we can see the pattern?

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    http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/2...y-hexagon.html

    This is the table topper...
    My son just stopped by and drew me one on some paper I just want to make sure its correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/2...y-hexagon.html

    This is the table topper...
    My son just stopped by and drew me one on some paper I just want to make sure its correct
    Yep 60 degrees! That's a neat pattern.

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    Cut out the shape you want on a piece of paper and then tape the paper to the ruler.

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