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Thread: Tip toe through the hexagons Cutie style! Cutting

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    Mimi Sharon, here is where I see your repeat, the orange circles, there should be one more where the picture cuts off right near the edge. on the right side. How many lengthwise repeats do you have?
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    I have 6 of those repeats from end to end. There are three repeats across the fabric. Am I good to go or should I choose another fabric?

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    so you need to figure out how many you have to get the biggest pieces cut, I have marked the repeat on what is an easy repeat, how many blue snails do you have down the edge?
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    you just need 6 of them Sharon, if you have a full 6 repeats lengthwise, you can cut your fabric in half lengthwise, so you have two piece each with the 6 repeats,

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    woohoo, going to cut now, lengthwise first, then the repeats. Have I told you "I love you?" I do, mean it!

    do I need to go buy another rule?

    Hugs

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    so the cut edges are up and down and the salvage are on the sides, the red is the first cut line, the pink are the repeats, (no they are not even. )
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    is the tirangle a 60 degree one? check it with the mark on your other ruler, and if it isn't you can use the one with the 60 degree mark. it is hard to tell from here,

    I will be back, I have to pick up Dh from work, I will make him drive home and I can use my phone, no pictures until I get back home though.

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    some of you will have repeats like this, you want to cut as many as you can and still have it manageable with the fabric that you have. (different colors are for different repeats types, but you would want to cut on the pink, it will save a lot of time and scraps in the long run.,
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    Oh, dang, Cutie~ I'm posting a pic of my fabric on here tomorrow so you can help me with all the repeat confusion. You rock!!!!

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    Okay - I've got up my nerve to cut (tear) down the middle and I'm headed to go do it before I back out :).
    Thanks CB. You're making this much less painless than I thought it would be. :) :)

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    It is not a problem. I am glad that it at least gives you the nudge to do it. Once you have it figured out, it it like breathing. So easy. I will look at anyone and everyones fabric that needs me to.

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    I cut it, I cut it! Woohoo!!

    first 6 cuts
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    I am half way there :wink:

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    Awesome. Now the hard part Sharon. Lining up your six repeats as close as you can. Along the edge. Find an easy spot to recognize a tip of leaf or corner. Stick a pin through all the layers in exactly the same spot.

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    We're having a party, a cutting party. We're having a party and Cutie is our wonderful teacher! Wooo wooo hoooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Awesome. Now the hard part Sharon. Lining up your six repeats as close as you can. Along the edge. Find an easy spot to recognize a tip of leaf or corner. Stick a pin through all the layers in exactly the same spot.
    Oh, crap! Here I go......

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    Do this in several places along each side. If you are really careful, you can fully pin it. But you have to make sure that you don't shift your layers when poking them back up through.

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    ok, question umpteen:

    pin along cut sides and both ends? pin in middle, too?

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    Just the edges. The middle should line up if the edges are matched. Some when printed are a little off so a tug here and there sometimes to make them lay flat. When cutting your strips you will be able to see if it is lined up along the way.

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    OK, off to get my silk pins and get the blues together.

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    Here are my strips
    I will start pinning them in a couple of minutes :D:D:D
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    Looking good Amma!

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    Everyone is doing so well!! I won't be able to cut until later this week, maybe weekend. A few questions in the mean time.

    I bought the triangle ruler that mimisharon has pictured. Along with it came a 60* ruler. I'll take a photo of them later tonight.

    Is the 60* ruler needed? or just the triangle ruler?

    What size should I be using in ruler. I think something was mentioned in different size hexes depending on print? What size should me hex triangles be?

    I think I can cut my fabric ok. I will look at it over this week and post any questions that I may have before cutting. Will three yards be enough? I hope so, it was the last of the bolt.

    Thank you for all of your help and putting this tute together. Is there a supply list that I can look at to make sure I have everything when I go to store this week?

    Thanks again, Kyia

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    When I get hoMe I will go and look. Keep reading and more will become clear. I will take pictures of what I doing then as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    so the cut edges are up and down and the salvage are on the sides, the red is the first cut line, the pink are the repeats, (no they are not even. )

    So I have to cut the middle where the red line is? I'm not just cutting the repeats by WOF?

    Kyia

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