• 09-17-2011, 06:17 PM
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.
• 09-17-2011, 06:27 PM
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.
• 09-17-2011, 06:53 PM
stitchinbee
Quote:

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).
• 09-17-2011, 06:53 PM
stitchinbee
Quote:

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
• 09-17-2011, 06:54 PM
bearisgray
Glad you got it figured out.
• 09-17-2011, 07:06 PM
BETTY62
I'll be glad when I can figure out how to make the different cuts of fabric.