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Thread: large wedge tool dimensions needed

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    I watched the wrong tutorial last night -- lol. OK. The bottom measures 6 and 5/8". The sides are 8 and 11/16". The apex (top) angle is 45 degrees with the other two being 67.5 degrees each. I had to find a 10" square and figure out which of my rulers was the same one.

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    Thanks again ladies, I hope to make a couple of these as gifts and also one to donate for an art auction at our school (I work at an "arts" elementary school and we have an annual art auction). I will probably go ahead and purchase the ruler this week as we do get paid this week.

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    Another thing you might try: Take the template that was shared (by BMP, I think) to a glass shop - they should be able to cut an acrylic template of it for you. Although I've not done it personally, I've seen several mentions of folks having done just that to get their own acrylic template. Most have said that it costs $1 - $2 - and you'd also save on shipping $ and time.

    If you do order it from Missouri Star, be sure to check out their daily deal at the same time!

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    I dont think its a template I would use often so I just made it out of cardboard (from a giftbox) usually if its something I know I will use alot I will have one made at the home store from plexi. ^ is correct they usually only cost a few dollars or less.

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    It measures 7.5 across the bottom and 9 7/8 to the top. My husband made me one from plexiglass and I add a line down the center with a permanent maker for cutting the ends square. I have made 6 so far and have 6 to go. Hope this helps.

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    The one from Missouri Star Quilt Co.?- I think I know where you're coming from - I didn't/couldn't/wouldn't buy the ruler for just that one thing. I used a 10" X 4 3/4" piece of fabric and cut from each corner up at a 30 degree angle. The bottom edge is then still 10". For the background you cut the same size and then cut down the middle from top to bottom.

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    It is seven and ahalf across the bottom and nine inches high. I got mine from MSQ

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    Sandyl has given you the correct measurements. I haven't bought the large wedge template, but I do have a self drawn template and the measurements are the same as the ones Sandyl has posted. On some graph paper measure a 10" line and mark the middle. From this line, drawn a downward line 5 1/2 ". Place your ruler at 2 1/2" on the line and draw a 5" line. Now finish with the diagonal lines. If I have heavy, thick cardboard, I will glue my template on it.

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    Where can I find the pattern for the christmas tree table runner? I have looked through the tutorials in the archive and can't find it. I saw the YouTube by MSQC, but can't find the pattern.
    Thanks

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    If you have a protractor, draw a triangle on paper. Draw one side at 9 3/4" (you could make it 10, but I think it is better to leave a little wiggle room.) and then a second side at a 45 degree angle which is also 9 3/4 ". Connect the two at the bottom with a line that should be about 7 1/2" (maybe a hair under). Check the angles at the bottom. They should be 67 1/2 degrees each (give or take).

    No protractor?

    Take a ten by ten inch piece of paper. Fold in half corner to corner so you now have a triangle that is ten inches on two sides and a little over 14 inches on the creased side. Crease it well. Measure from one of the triangle points on the crease down the crease, 9 3/4". Put a mark there. Measure from that same corner to the triangle point (there is no crease here, two pieces of paper come together. ) Also 9 3/4. This should be just 1/4 inch from the point. Put a dot here. Connect the two dots with a line. Cut on that line (you are cutting two thicknesses. ) Cut along the crease. You should now have two templates and leftovers.

    If this doesn't work, let me know and I will try to clarify my instructions. Tired, time to go to bed.
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    Go to Missouri Star Quilt co and click on projects and then on table runners. Maybe there is another click on holiday projects.

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    Not sure if someone gave you this but here goes. Bottom of template is 7 1/2", sides are 9 7/8". Draw a line 7 1/2" at the bottom. Put a dot half way (3 3/4") across the bottom. Drawn a line 9" up the middle from the half way dot, mark with another dot. Connect a line from the top dot to one of the ends of the 7 1/2" line, do this on both sides. This includes the 1/4" seam. I have used the large wedge and I have also used one of my triangle rulers. It works out the same. In fact I think that I like the triangle trees better. They both make trees like Jenny showed. Hope this helps. BrendaK
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    I love all the help you have given! You ladies are too sweet!!! If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to call us! (888) 571-1122 I hope you got what you needed. I would love to see pictures of the table runner!

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    I will attempt to post a picture of my finished table runner that I made with my rough guess of the measurements with the help from the board members. Name:  christmas table runner 2012.jpg
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Size:  650.1 KB I still want to add some small gold stars at the tops of the trees and not sure if I want to quilt a bit more in the white areas. Thanks to you all for the help!

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    There are 2 different tree patterns being discussed here with 2 different shapes ...

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    try nancy,s notions.com go on her tutorials ,she dose a great tutorial on a large wedge table top. i brought my there hope this help you
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    Find someone probably a school teacher to teaches grometry...ask them to look at pattern and draw the wedge.

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    Large wedge dimensions

    Probably too late to help but it's just a 60 degree equilateral triangle, 10" on long side.

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    My earlier post was wrong. Top angle is 45 degrees, sides are 10". Bottom is about 7 5/8"

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    It is 9 1/8 inches tall down the middle of the wedge and 7 5/8 inches across the bottom of the wedge. This includes the 1/4 seam allowance.
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