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Octagon Wedges... Help, Please.

Old 09-17-2011, 06:17 PM
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Ok, I know that I want to make an octagon (8 sided, not a 6 sided hexagon). I want to use 8 individual wedges. What I don't know is at what degree of angle do I cut the fabric into. I have searched this board and Googled the answer and somehow I'm just not getting it, I don't think. 45 and 60 don't work, the closest that I have came is 22 degree wedges. Please either confirm this or tell me what I am missing. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:27 PM
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the center angle is 45 degrees - 360 degrees divided by 8

The angles of the triangle are 67.5, 67.5 and 45 degrees.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by stitchinbee
Ok, I know that I want to make an octagon (8 sided, not a 6 sided hexagon). I want to use 8 individual wedges. What I don't know is at what degree of angle do I cut the fabric into. I have searched this board and Googled the answer and somehow I'm just not getting it, I don't think. 45 and 60 don't work, the closest that I have came is 22 degree wedges. Please either confirm this or tell me what I am missing. Thanks in advance.
LOL, I obviously don't know as much (or as little) as I thought I did. After realizing I was overthinking this, I worked it out on my rotary mat. I was thinking right angle placed... well, don't ask me to explain what I was thinking... lol. It doesn't even make sense to me, but it's all good now. Thank you for the responses. (Gonna go hang my head in shame now.... lol).
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
the center angle is 45 degrees - 360 degrees divided by 8

The angles of the triangle are 67.5, 67.5 and 45 degrees.
Thank you. :D
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Glad you got it figured out.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:06 PM
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I'll be glad when I can figure out how to make the different cuts of fabric.
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