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    large wedge tool dimensions needed

    I am hoping to make the Christmas runner that is featured in a recent tutorial and have hopes that one of you can share the wedge dimensions so that I can make my own wedge pattern. I know it is cut from 10" squares so I assume the height is 10", but I also need the width of the wedge. Thanks, Dee

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    Love to help, but don't know which tutorial you are refering to ................
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    Milwaukee quilt company tutorial for the Christmas tree table runner, it uses the large wedge ruler.

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    All wrong with that tutorial, it is this link: http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...l-t203958.html

    She uses the large wedge ruler and I need to know the height and width of the wedge to create my own template if at all possible. Thanks!

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    Or do you mean the Missouri Star Quilt Company and Jenny Doan..............
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    Yes, that's the one.

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    I don't know why that link copied that way, I actually was looking at the Missouri quilt co tutorial and copied the link; freaky how some things just change like magic in the copy paste operation.

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    Perhaps you should ask the store or better yet you could purchase one so you will have accuracy.

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    Ijust watched part of the video, i think i would take a 10 inch square of paper, fold it katty corner, then cut it to form a triangle. I would have to try it first with ugly material to see if it would work. GOOD LUCK

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    It uses a 1/2 hexagon. That means the top 2 angles will be 45 degrees each and the top and side lengths should be equal, with a straight line across the bottom. You can make it any size you want knowing that.

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    I don't want to invest in a ruler at the moment, and had hopes of creating my own template. I guess I was hoping for too much.

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    printable template try this link
    http://www.google.ca/search?q=templa...w=1004&bih=441
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    I have the large hex ruler and the bottom measures 10" and the top is 5". I think it you make the diagonal lines from bottom to top, and that measurement is 5 1/4", you should be fine for that tree. Hope this helps.

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    I should add that these measurements that I supplied include a 1/4" seam.

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    I think I have the wedge, will measure tomorrow.....not to sweat the small stuff.....someone here will help you....
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    I ordered the large wedge ruler from MSQC to make the table runner but it has not arrived so I can't help yet. I will post measurements as soon as it arrives.
    Last edited by Gail B; 10-28-2012 at 03:44 PM.

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    The table runner that Dee wants to make uses the large wedge ruler. There is another runner that calls for the hlf hex, but not the one she wants. The large wedge ruler is a big triangle to use with layer cakes.

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    I think I can tell you how to make one: On cardboard draw the 10" square - you could start with one of the fabric pieces, but make sure the angles are 90 degrees each. On the bottom edge, mark 1/4" dots in from left and right edges. Find the middle of the top edge (should be 5" in). Mark that point lightly, but then mark a 1/4" dot exactly below it. You can now draw a triangle from the three dots. Cut out the triangle to use as template. From each 10" of fabric, you will get one whole triangle and two halves that you will sew together. I believe that the 1/4" marks will allow for the seam. Try it out on something and see if it works. Questions? Let me know if it worked.

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    OK. I knew I'd forget something (lol). When you cut the fabric at the top of the triangle, cut it straight so the that the two halves will match.

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    Thanks Patti, but the tutorial actually shows that I should get two triangles out of the 10" square. I will probably invest in the large wedge ruler this week, I was just trying to save a dollar or two and start the project today. I did actually create my own wedge pattern and got the runner assembled with hopes of beginning the quilting process tomorrow. My measurements were not exact, but it worked out just fine. Thanks for all your help here ladies (and gentlemen).

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    Show us a picture of the runner when you finish. It is really a cute idea.

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    The video shows you get 2 whole trees plus leftover for trunks. No need to piece 2 halves together to get a whole tree. I believe the wedges are either 60 or 90 degrees. Just eyeballing it it appears to me to be 60 degrees

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    I have the template. The bottom measures 7 1/2" and the sides are a teensy bit larger than 9 3/4".

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    I posted a scan of it the other day ....actually the large and smaller one

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgeskine View Post
    Thanks Patti, but the tutorial actually shows that I should get two triangles out of the 10" square. I will probably invest in the large wedge ruler this week, I was just trying to save a dollar or two and start the project today. I did actually create my own wedge pattern and got the runner assembled with hopes of beginning the quilting process tomorrow. My measurements were not exact, but it worked out just fine. Thanks for all your help here ladies (and gentlemen).
    I personally do not blame you one bit for trying to create your own template....that is a simple table runner, that you will only probably use the template a couple times, why waist your money on it....on something like this close enough is good enough....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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