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elizthany says:

An easy way to get accurate hexagons is to go to this website:
incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

Type 1.5 into the hexagon size box and you should get the exact size hexagon (if I read it correctly) discussed in the tutorial. This yields you a hexagon with 1.5 in sides that is 3 in from point to point. You can even check a little box that will print a dot in the middle of your hexagons that can help make sure your lines are straight!
2:15PM, 9 January 2012 PDT (permalink)

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suzettra says:

thanks for the link!
39 months ago (permalink)

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Clare@selfsewn is a group administrator Clare@selfsewn says:

Wow how amazing, thanks for sharing.
Its amazing I've learnt two new techniques so far!
39 months ago (permalink)

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elizthany says:

No problem! I forgot to mention this, but you'll also want to make sure that when you hit "print", that your scale is "none". My printer had it set to scale to fit, which altered my measurements slightly.
39 months ago (permalink)

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Hemlock Tea says:

I love incompetech! I use it all the time to print custom graph paper to draft quilt patterns and other design stuff. I tried to draft my own templates to cut apart and use, and if anyone wants to try out the templates I drafted, here's the link to the pdf. Make sure you change page scaling to "None" when you print- rather than "fit to page" or "shrink to page" etc. Disclaimer: I'm pretty sure my geometry is correct, but I haven't tested them yet so use at your own risk!

docs.google.com/open?id=11TY3tnzeVakjUGKODID4FY3n6_fsuoU2...
39 months ago (permalink)

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Christie, Describe Happy says:

This is so helpful... I was stuck and go and get a hexigon and feel like you took that hard part out for me. Can't wait to print and start cutting!
39 months ago (permalink)

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liveacolorfullife says:

www.flickr.com/photos/hemlock_tea/ Thank you so very much. It looks great!
39 months ago (permalink)

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helenjanei says:

hemlock tea - thank you for the pattern, it works and saved me a serious amount of time!
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DukeSaysSewWhat says:

i'm just seeing this. what a handy site. thanks!
39 months ago (permalink)

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space hog says:

I used isometric triangle grid paper (incompetech also) to draft my templates. www.paperpieces.com has free pattern sheets - go here www.paperpieces.com/contents/en-us/d31.html

"kite 001" is what you want, you could enlarge to any size you want. i started the m.o. pattern a few months ago.
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Christie, Describe Happy says:

Hemlock Tea, I'm having trouble getting back to your template... is it just me?
38 months ago (permalink)

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buttoncounter says:

I was just looking through one of my books yesterday called ''Making Antique Quilts'' by Rita Weiss, to find a project for an English paper-piecing class that I am going to teach...She calls this quilt hexagon illusions in her book because although it looks like a hexagon shaped theme...it is actually kites. You can make the entire quilt with one template if you wanted to.
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Clare@selfsewn is a group administrator Clare@selfsewn says:

Yes I have seen that method and mentioned it in my tutorial.
I have just made it simpler, with less pieces, and not the 72 needed with the kite method :o)
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lavender1253 says:

I'm a bit late but I'm so glad I found your blog Clare and this group. I love the rose star pattern, I seem to have a thing for stars lately. I have made the quilt from Material Obsession using only the kite shape (by machine)- those 72 pieces in each block weren't as bad as they sound- but I like this slightly different block and EPP.
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aprilquilts says:

When I try to print out, I don't get "none" as an option for page scaling. What am I missing? When I print it to 100% it isn't the right size.
27 months ago (permalink)

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