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    Hope this helps...I just learned after I used and re used a paper one someone sent me.(the last fold (pic4)) should be lined up,,it popped open when I took the pic

    start with a circle(any size) I used a pizza pan
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    line up ruler and cut from edge to edge
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    open up and there ya go!!! Make bigger or smaller by adding or subtracting from each side after you cut it...just use your ruler and cutter...
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    Thanks for that information. It seems simple enough - famous last words. That way, one could make several different sizes.

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    Thank you very much for this tutorial! This is going to be very helpful :D:D:D

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    Youre welcome!!

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    Thanks, I needed that. PS Your table toppers are beautiful. all of them!

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    Thanks that makes sense to me and I could never figure that out I am going to try that later today!!

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    I always tried doing it with a square. After I saw how simple the circle was I felt silly!

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    Thanks so very much--every time I see one of your table toppers (that are always so beautiful,) I wonder how you do those so beautifully--and so fast! :lol:

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    Hooray! thank you so much! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks, riversong! I always have trouble with that.

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    I was just going to PM you for help! I have done smaller ones with a circle and compass but this is so easy and great! I love your work and admire all you have shown us. Thanks.

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    Thanks for this tip on making octagons. I was making it waaay too hard. Your table toppers are gorgeous. Keep up the good work!!! You inspire me☺

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    Thank you for that! It makes so much sense & is so easy! I have loved looking at all of your toppers!

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    OMG, who would have thought it could be so easy. Thank you.

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    Thank you, that's a great trick! :thumbup:

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    wow-that seems so easy thanks for posting

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    Riversong,

    Thank you so very much. I wanted to make an octagon table topper but didn't know how I would accomplish the shape. voila!!

    Thx,
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    Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for showing us that. Now where do you get those beautiful pictures you put on them. I would love to make one but aren't good at doing applique. Thanks

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    Thank you that takes all the quess work out of trying to make one.

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    Thank you for the tutorial, Riversong! I have an idea for an octagon table topper and have been puzzling in my mind for the last couple of weeks how to make the shape! So, very timely.

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    Thank you! This looks so easy, I was making it difficult when I tried to figure out how to do it.

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    thanks for the tute - now I really feel like I might be able to 'whip one up'

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    Thank you.

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    I tried measuring each edge of the octogon and I couldn't get it to come out right. THis is a lot easier to do and the good thing is , you make it larger or smaller. I have a Santa done and I just have to quilt it and such. Now I gotta go find that fabric I have that has poinsetias on it and make another one. THanks for all you've done, Huiggies, Fay

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