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    Does anyone know if I can find the one block wonder pattern for free??

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    Right here on the quilting board. Search for cutebuns OBW tutorial. :o) Its title is something to the effect of "tip toe through hexagons". The tutorial is fantastic and many here have made OBW's from it. I've read it through and have fabric, but haven't tried it yet!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104721-1.htm

    Did you see this post...someone is giving away a free book...you just need to send her a PM (private message)

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    There was a person who had a book she was willing to give away earlier. Go to search and it should come up.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92503-1.htm
    I made mine using this information

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    I used Cutebuns tutorial. I just need to redo the borders and get it finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104721-1.htm

    Did you see this post...someone is giving away a free book...you just need to send her a PM (private message)
    I hadn't seen this...thank you for sharing! I sent her a PM. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyo
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92503-1.htm
    I made mine using this information
    I checked this out too and saved it to my favorites....thanks!

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    I hope you get the book (One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal is the first one, there are two others, Encore and Cubed. The first has hexagon and octagon information the second two concentrate on hexagons and the cubes, using two fabrics, interlocking, introducing triangles etc etc...)

    You need at least one of them, not only for the construction details but also for all the design tips and ideas for borders, layout etc... It's a small investment for such a diverse and adaptable technique - I've made I think around 17 or 18 of these so I think I've had my money's worth from the three books!

    You can also look here on the board at the Topic List which features all members' finished tops and quilts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual_section_list.jsp This won't tell you how to make one, but it will maybe give you some inspiration and ideas. :-D

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    No, you need to buy the book. The tute by cutebuns gives some hints, but it is by no means comprehensive. Someone else found this out within the last week. You can find the book fairly cheaply on Amazon and Ebay. It is well worth the investment.

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    I nearly had a cow when she started to rip it in the middle one - you'll pull the warp and weft crooked and NEVER get the repeats to line up! :shock:

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    I'm with Gai and k3n - why have all the hassle of possible errors - get the book. You then have help with how to choose a fabric, colours, repeat measurement queries, yield of blocks per repeat. What to do with fabric before cutting. How to line up, pin and cut repeats. How to stack accurately and securely for cutting. Best tools to use. How to construct rows and the whole quilt. How to extend the design into the border, different border ideas. Loads of illustrations, examples of finished quilts.
    All in a compact book at your elbow.

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    While there are lots of good posts/tutes about doing the OBW, none of them are comprehensive. All of us who have made OBW's are happy to help and give advice to someone who has the book but is still struggling with a specific aspect. . But giving someone what is essentially the contents of the whole book is not only unfair, it is a violation of copyright law.

    There is more to the process than just cutting strips and sewing pieces together. How you choose your repeats, how to align and pin and cut, and then how to construct the block is much more involved than a regular pieced block like a log cabin for example. It really is a complex process, but not necessarily a very difficult one.

    So, whether you buy a used copy or a new one, please buy the book before you ask for advice. It's the right thing to do. Then you will get all the help you need.

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    I agree with Gai entirely. :-D

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