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Old 12-05-2015, 05:28 PM
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I'm almost done with my version of the crayon quilt. But I'm not sure at what angle I need to cut the pieces for the points of the crayons.
Could someone who had made one please let me know how you did yours?
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:59 PM
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It depends on the width of your crayon. Mine crayons segments were cut 5-1/2 inches long. Since I changed the size of my crayons, I used graph paper cut at 5-1/2 inches square for the crayon tip and drew in my angles. Once I had the point looking the way I wanted, I cut along the lines and added the seam allowances. My point sewn in measures 1-1/2 inches and the tip thick base 4-1/2 sewn inches. Just use those two measurements centered on the graph paper and you should be able to get the slant if your crayon segments are the 5-1/2 inches also.
If your segments are a different size you will need to figure out your own tip. Remember when the pieces are sewn together, have the thick end of the crayon in about 1/4 inch from the crayon edge so it has the little shoulders like a real crayon.

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Old 12-05-2015, 06:17 PM
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Thanks Tartan.
Doing mine all from stash. My crayons are also 5-1/2" but the squares (on hand from a precious project) I have for the tips are 3-1/2". So plenty of shoulder there!

Had my sashing all cut (white on white) but found a couple of remnants today that look just like Manila paper so will change that out as this is for an elementary art teacher.
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Look forward to seeing a picture of yours. I really loved Tartan's version.
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:36 AM
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I am too looking forward to a photo of your crayon quilt.
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