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Thread: Is this good for OBW?

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    Super Member Jennifer22206's Avatar
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    I also have been inspired by debbie to reorganize my sewing area. I found this fabric at the bottom of one of my totes and think it *might* be good for an OBW. My DH got me the 60degree triangle for my birthday so I've been dying to try out an OBW.

    I've got about 3 yards, maybe 4.
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    It's pretty fabric. I don't know what OBW is though.

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    One Block Wonder Think it depends on your repeats and what pattern you pick how many yards you need But I would say yes ones with black are usually very sharp and stunning

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    Yes, I think it would look fantastic as an OBW. What is the repeat length of it, doesn't look like a large repeat?

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    It would be very good. It looks like you have enough repeats. Would love to see pictures when you get it done.

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    without going upstairs to measure it again, offhand the repeats are 12"

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    Looks like a great choice!

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    So I've got the book, and I follow how to cut the repeats, but now how big would I cut my triangles? That's the one thing I'm really confused with.

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    I think it would be great. I can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    So I've got the book, and I follow how to cut the repeats, but now how big would I cut my triangles? That's the one thing I'm really confused with.
    If you have the ruler, you would line it up on the 3 1/2 inch line (I try to do a healthy 3 1/2). A 12 inch repeat will be fine, too, its going to look great!

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    Make sure you post pics after you are done!!! Can't wait to see. :-)

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    It looks like a good choice to me. I am wanting to do a OBW myself and have 2 books and the ruler. Have been watching for the perfect fabric for mine. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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    I think this would make a really pretty disappearing 9 patch. That pattern is a quick and easy one.
    Happy Stitchin' crafty_linda_b

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    I don't make them, but I think it would be beautiful with all of the bright colors!

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    I think it would be stunning.

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    that is beautiful fabric, looks like a small repeat.

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    I bet it will look gorgeous!! Be sure and post the blocks as you make them and the final quilts. I love looking at all these quilts! I'll have to make one someday.

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    Stunning, would be great if you have ennough repeats & yardage.

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    I've done several OBW before I know they were called that, and have never made one smaller than 5" per triangle size, but this looks like a great fabric for a smaller size "flower." Can hardly wait to see it.

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    I am addicted to OBW's so I vote yes, yes, yes!!!!

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    I'm doing one right now, and I'm following the 2nd book (the one with cubes) and she says to cut the rows 3 3/4" wide because you avoid getting repeats of the same triangles. Then you cut your triangles using the 3-3/4" line. You could do it with 3-1/2" rows and the 3-1/2" line - your hexagons would be a bit smaller.

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