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Thread: Tip toe through the hexagons Cutie style! Cutting

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    So here we are Monday morning. Way to early for me to see straight yet. Good thing I do t need to. I was going to wait til a bit later but as they say there is no time like the present. So I will make sure that there is a link to here. And then we will figure out the best way for each of you to cut your projects to suit you and what you are making. There is a few differnt things. Some want to make a wall banging to full size quilts. We want to make sure this is as easy and as pain free for everyone as I can. There is a number of ways to go about it and hope to hit on as many as we can. Pictures are greatly appreciated. I would love to see everyones work and some rimes they will make it easier if I am needed for suggestions.

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    I plan to make a hexigon I spy quilt this summer or fall. I'm in a flannel I spy swap on this board and I'll get my 5" squares later in the spring. I'm looking forward to your tutorial. Thanks.

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    So first need to find out many repeats we have to decide the best way to cut them. The ones that are utilizing the ones in the width as well the length will be cutting a bit differently that those using strictly the length wise ones.

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    So, this method wouldn't work well for charms then, right?

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    Right. We are doing a pieced hexagon.

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    So are people cutting their fabric now? I am wanting to follow along and thought maybe I missed a "thread" change?

    Sheila

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    We will be cutting today. At least I will.

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    Very Cool! Watching and waiting for the steps to follow along later. Thank you so much for doing this!

    Sheila

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    Not a problem. I enjoy helping others.

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    I will be checking back, too, lots I want to get done but I want to go step by step with you so I don't get lost. :roll:

    You do such a good job of teaching. Thank you

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    You won't get lost Sharon. Just send up a flare if you need to.

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    WooHoo!!! I am starching my fabrics right now :D:D:D
    Two more cups of coffee and I will be ready to start cutting :wink:

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    I am moving slow, I have to clear a spot on my table yet, yes I am working along with you all! it is easier that way, I can stop and take a picture if need be and if I work ahead I may not have the right one and have to back track. I was playing with the idea of doing more than one, since I have a week to get them all to the next point. I have so many ideas after seeing everyones fabrics.

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    So here is my fabric that I will be using today, I have 19 repeats so now I have to decide how many I will be using and how,
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    Since I don't want a huge quilt, I am going to use 12 of the repeats, so I am going to count 12 and cut an inch or two longer just to make sure I get the full repeat in,

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    so I went and cut off where I needed to and then split the fabric in half length wise, I will be working with half of the fabric at a time, depending on where you are getting your repeats from, you may be doing this differently,
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    if I was to use this piece, it is smaller but I can still get 6 repeats out it if I cut it correctly, so it would make a good wall hanging or doll quilt or something of the sorts.
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    so I can cut my width in half and then length in three?

    Im afraid of cutting up the fabric wrong, I dont know where on the repeat I want to cut. are the triangles cut best lined up on a grain? or I can turn it whatever way to get the pattern? what size is best for a sixinch repeat?

    I figure I will try to follow along with your posts the best I can, but it may take longer for me, being this is my first wbo. if Im being a pest or get behind I guess I can watch and learn, then do this some other time.

    Im so EXCITED! especially to see everyones blocks

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    We are only working with half of the fabric, if you are using repeats out of the width you need to cut those on the repeat as well, half usually isn't on the repeat, we have as little as possible in the scrap bin,

    can you post a picture with the width and at least 2 repeats lengthwise? then I can show you what I mean,

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    ASk as many questions as it take to make it clear, that is what I am here for,

    THe pattern on the fabric has to line up with each other when you stack it.

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    So I looked for something easy to line the ruler up with, I want to make it easy to find, and so here is where I start, I want to see what it looks like as I have to do it a few more times, you can cut the little piece off if you would like, I just left mine on
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    so then I move the ruler along and match it to what I saw in the start, if you cut that little piece off you can move it and match it where you cut to make sure that you are in the same place, but if you pick an obvious spot to line you your fabric it is easier, some prints are easier as well.
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    so then I get a piece like this and need 5 more
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    So now I have 6 pieces of fabric that all look the same, and I am ready to start stacking them,
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    Just checking in quick, will have to catch up tomorrow. I'm trying to finish up a few projects so I can concentrate on the OBW :)

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