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Need triangle/hexagon help

Old 03-31-2015, 05:05 PM
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I am trying to make a "tuffet" for my daughter using 6 - 15" equilateral triangles on each side that are then joined with 15" by 5" strips of fabric. The directions I'm using say to mark dots a quarter inch inside all the sides, and attach the strips to the sides of the triangles first. But then it seems to indicate I should sew all the way to the edge of the fabric in every step. How do I join all these pieces? Do I sew all partial seams til all the pieces are together? Sew partial seams only on the triangles and not on the strips? I am confused. Can anyone tell me how this should work? TIA

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Old 04-01-2015, 04:32 AM
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does sound confusing. Not having actually seen the pattern, I'm guessing that the top and bottom are made from 6 60 degree triangles, with the strip joining them to form the sides. Assuming this is the case, I would cut the side rectangle a bit long. Then I would do all the triangle seams except one, on both the top and bottom portions, then attach the side, aligning the triangle seams across this piece. When you've attached the rectangle all the way around, to both the top & bottom, sew the last seam in the top and the side seam. Then part of the last seam on the bottom. Turn, stuff, hand stitch the opening, add the buttons & give it to little miss muffet.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:51 AM
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From your description it sound like they want you to sew the strip to the ends of the triangles stopping 1/4 inch from the edges for the seam allowance. Then you would sew the sides of the triangle together to form the hexagon?
I would also sew the triangles into the hexagon shape first and then use the 5 inch strip to connect the 2 hexagons. With careful pinning, you can sew the strip to the 2 hexagons and you will be able to turn it through the end seam in the 5 inch strip, stuff and then hand sew the 5 inch strip end seam last.
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