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RE: How do I make a 45 degree octagon template that has 3 3/4 len (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: toolgranny on 09.26.2014 at 09:39 pm in Quilting Forum

OK. Here's how I do it.

Remember an octagon is just a square with the corners cut off. So you make a square to create a pattern. I've already graphed it so I know it takes a 9" square.

Fold a 9" square paper in half and then in half again so it's quarter size. Make a mark on each edge 1-7/8" from the folded edge (half of 3-3/4). Connect the two marks diagonally 45 degrees across the corner with a ruler and you should have a 3-3/4" line and when you cut it and open it up you have your octagon.

I hope this makes sense.


clipped on: 09.28.2014 at 08:45 pm    last updated on: 09.28.2014 at 08:45 pm

Shannon's Sweet Talk

posted by: loisf on 08.03.2014 at 06:23 pm in Quilting Forum

My niece is getting married next January, so I asked her mom if she thought they'd like a quilt as a wedding gift. Her mom said absolutely "yes." I asked what colors and traditional or modern. The answer was "modern and in the eight colors of the smallest color crayon box." This is what I came up with. The pattern is Ringle & Kerr's design from "Transparency Quilts." Now I just have to find a backing fabric. I choose the medium orange print for the binding, but that's subject to change depending on the backing I find.

I'm debating whether or not to quilt it myself. I've got a few months before the wedding, so maybe I can perfect my FMQ skills by then.

The colors of the quilt are so much more vibrant in person. And the fabrics are all prints or tone-on-tones. Many of them look like solids in the photo.


Wonderful colors and great design.
clipped on: 08.04.2014 at 01:45 pm    last updated on: 08.04.2014 at 01:45 pm

My wedding quilt

posted by: nannykins on 05.25.2014 at 10:53 am in Quilting Forum

This will go to DGS and fiancee as soon as they announce a date and not before. And I will probably wait for the actual wedding. Just call me Grinch!
All batiks except for the white which is a WOW.
Long time in planning and discarding some patterns in favour of this. The bride's family is from the Caribbean so to me these are Caribbean colours. It is so big I had to wait for a good day to lay it out on the deck.


clipped on: 06.03.2014 at 07:10 pm    last updated on: 06.03.2014 at 07:10 pm

RE: Don't read this if you don't dig scrappy... (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: littlehelen on 01.12.2014 at 10:59 am in Quilting Forum

Great ideas...those scraps just continue to build...and build. I'm ok with trying another scrappy...yet like many it will be a controlled scrappy!
Here's the one top I've done, still need to quilt it.


This is a scrap quilt suggestion. Bonnie hunters crumb quilts are another.
clipped on: 01.12.2014 at 03:11 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2014 at 03:12 pm

RE: Rotary blades (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: littlehelen on 02.16.2013 at 12:33 pm in Quilting Forum

Bev, I order Olfa blades from Amazon, I don't recall exactly the price I paid for a pack of 10, but it was close to half of the cost at JoAnne's. The other convenience, they are sold and shipped directly from amazon, and arrive at your doorstep.


clipped on: 02.16.2013 at 12:35 pm    last updated on: 02.16.2013 at 12:36 pm