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Thread: Merry-go-round hexagon

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    Merry-go-round hexagon

    http://www.piecenquilt.blogspot.com/

    I love the quilt on this blog but can't find where to buy the pattern. I've googled it and tried to draft it myself to no avail. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Looks fairly simple to copy. just sew two strips of fabric together, then use a triangle ruler to cut the pieces, alternating the ruler with each cut. Then sew the triangles together, sort of like a stack 'n' whack, or OBW to achieve the hexagon shape. hope it helps.
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    Here's the one I did and another member did it too. I started with a video demo of a triangle ruler (but never bought it) for making the hexagons - was a very helpful method to make the 2 color hexagons - and just went from there! I still have some notes if this is what you want:
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    I typed Sandy Klop Merry Go Round Quilt in my browser and found the pattern for sale. I tried to c/p the website but it won't let me. Hopefully you can type this in your browser and it will take you to the page. It's over 1/2 way down the page. Crossing my fingers that it works for you.

    americanjane.com/patterns.php

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    I thought I saw it on a blog somewhere a while ago....here's ann champion's version http://annchampion.com/?p=55 I could be wrong, but I also thought there was a magazine showing how to make it (for same colored center with darker outer fabric for each hexagon). Same idea, just alternating halves with another set of hexagons.
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    here it is from McCall's Quilting, available for free online http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte...s.html?idx=194
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebeka View Post
    http://www.piecenquilt.blogspot.com/

    I love the quilt on this blog but can't find where to buy the pattern. I've googled it and tried to draft it myself to no avail. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    This is really quite simple - sew a double strip, use a 60-degree ruler to make triangles, sew three units with lighter color centers, and three with darker color centers together to make one hex - kind of a yin and yang thing. If you look closely, you will see that there are two of each hex, half and half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post

    This is really quite simple - sew a double strip, use a 60-degree ruler to make triangles, sew three units with lighter color centers, and three with darker color centers together to make one hex - kind of a yin and yang thing. If you look closely, you will see that there are two of each hex, half and half.
    Yep, that is how I would do it. Kaye Wood has a pattern called 'Stacking My Blocks' that works on this principle....

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    http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/...Love_Quilt.pdf

    Here is a free variation, there are several free ones out their if you want to spend time searching

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    Pattern * Opposites Attract * is in Sizzlin Sixties book by Ankas Treasures. This may be what you're looking for. Preview of book www.softexpressions.com

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    see what is meant by "nothing NEW" has come this way in years....same pattern, same technique, so many people claiming it as theirs...eheheh

    looks like fun, but I like the version where the middles are opposite, adds more interest to the quilt!

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    The one at piecenquilt looks like it would be 2 1/2" strips.....then 6 60degree triangle 6 x 60 = 360 degrees......that is a hex(circle)......I have a book with this design in it and it states using a 60degree triangle to cut the pieces......

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    Every pieced pattern available to buy is just a rehash of a pattern that has been done years ago. New color placement, new size, or new construction method are the only changes and then everyone hollers copyright. This is the same as the Tube Quilt only using two fabrics instead of three or four. I think applique patterns are the only ones that are true original designs.
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    The pattern is from McCalls quilting. Go to their site and look up the free pattern. we had a demo about this today at our quild. Can't wait to start mine.

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    Geez, what's the sense of buying McCalls quilting mag, when the pattern ends up free on their site ? Thank goodness I didn't have to buy the mag that has merry go round in it, I picked it out of a free box at LQS.

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