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what a lovely scrap buster. I think I would put the three hexies into a triangle then sew the triangles together. Seems a bit easier to me, but I wonder if I can still do that dreaded y seam.
I'm wondering if one could use the Missouri Star Quilt Company half-hexie templates. They come in 2 sizes for precuts, for 10-inch squares and 5-inch squares. So, if you wanted any other size, you would have to draft your own. I'm going to try it with one of those templates (once I find them) and see if it will work. Not sure if you could get other sizes for Accucut - I don't have one myself. (My sister is a new Cricut owner, and she's driving me crazy, saying I need one to fabric, because you can cut any size you want. But while I was visiting her in December, we played with her Cricut, and it has a pretty steep learning curve. And from what I can tell, I could cut out pieces for several quilt blocks with my rotary cutter before she could cut out ONE piece with her Cricut. But she is not a sewer or quilter - she uses hers to cut vinyl pieces as decals for glass blocks, tiles, etc.) I would buy an Accucut before I would buy a Cricut.
Anyway, the half-hexi template:
JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:
And from what I can tell, I could cut out pieces for several quilt blocks with my rotary cutter before she could cut out ONE piece with her Cricut.
One of the quilt gals and I cut out 220 8 in circles, with the quilt shop owner's Accucut. The big one! We cut and starched 9 in squares, and cut the circles (6 squares at a time) in less than an hour. Don't want to think of how long it would have taken us to hand trace and cut that many circles. Still, don't want to get one, but it sure is handy to borrow hers!! And we were going to use the scraps for dog beds, then I got to looking, those corners are nice triangles with a little trim. Of course, I rescued them to make triangles!! Don't want to run out of fabric.
Of course, I rescued them to make triangles!! Don't want to run out of fabric.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
LABFIEND said: Of course, I rescued them to make triangles!! Don't want to run out of fabric.
Don't want to run out of fabric.
Should we assume from your convulsion of laughter that our dear Labfiend has enough fabric to last multiple lifetimes?
I *will* say that Patty really does USE a lot of her fabric, and also gives a lot of it away, like to Aunt Margaret and her quilting friends. And she makes a LOT of charity quilts and quilts for others, so that also uses up a lot of fabric. But rarely can a quilter with a substantial stash get truly caught up. LOL The fabric just comes in a lot faster than it goes out. But she does actually finish a LOT of quilts - or at least quilt TOPS, a lot of which go to Hilda and Pat H. to be quilted for the pediatric patients. There's just no winning in the "getting ahead of the stash" race. LOL
So, fabric stashers unite! (Hi, I'm Jonna, and I am a fabric and scrap hoarder. haha) Patty, I don't know about you, but they can have my fabric stash when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands. Hmmm, on second thought ... I might just take it with me. Or better yet, if I go before Patty does, she can move my fabric into her big ol' building. Hah!