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« on: March 12, 2009 09:38:04 AM »

So my coworker just had a kid and is on maternal leave for about a year, and while I don't like kids, I rather like my coworker, so I made her a toy! (Which my other coworkers covet like possessed)
It's a folding cube thingy, that you can just keep on folding and folding and folding and it's very addictive...

Different co-worker demoing the use of said cube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zcbrGopPDU

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We work at a poker company, so I used poker related fabric for the "green" side. The background of it IS green, I promise Cheesy It's got basically every color of the rainbow, though I replaced orange with the multicolored red-blue-yellow thing Wink But it's got Red-Yellow-Green-Blue-Violet (I skipped indigo too, I confess)

She hasn't gotten it yet, but I hope she'll enjoy it Wink Everyone else at the office does Roll Eyes

Oh, and I used way too stiff interfacing, so it's not a complete success... it works fine to play with, but it doesn't sit very prettily, as it keeps wanting to fold out  Embarrassed

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leighi123 was kind enough to make a tute for this, which can be found at
http://rootsandwingscraftsandthings.blogspot.com/2009/03/magic-cube-tutorial.html
Thank you leighi123 Smiley
Her tutorial uses several fabrics, while mine only uses 6, giving a slightly different color effect but as far as I could tell it moves just as nicely Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009 09:50:36 AM »

Wow....how the heck did you make this?! lol (I'm sure you'll get a lot of that)
You did a fantastic job! Kudos to you for having the patience to make something so mind-boggling Grin

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 10:10:48 AM »

I would love to make something like this!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009 10:39:37 AM »

That is AWESOME! If you ever develop a pattern for public consumption, please post about it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009 10:41:10 AM »

i have to say that i thought this was pretty neat before watching the video.

after seeing that - it totally rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009 10:53:07 AM »

I rarely hit the 'this rocks' button - but I just have!!!!

This is awesome, and I want one!



PLEASE post a tute!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009 11:04:16 AM »

That's wonderful. It must have been fiddly to make though.

My cousins had a much-less-cool paper covered thing like that when I was little, but I think it only had two proper sides with pictures on. Yours is much better!
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009 11:12:29 AM »

OMGosh--- I've been trying to figure out how to make one of these with dice.  I've been taping them together in all different configurations and I can't get it right!!

I'd love it if you would post tips on where the cubes are attached to each other. 

Until then, I'm going to watch the video a million times to see if I can work it out.

Awesome jOb!!  I think this could be a toy that will get a lot of use.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009 12:05:04 PM »

Thank you all Cheesy I can't post a tute unfortunately, because this is from a purchased pattern. You just put all the pieces on the foam cubes with needles and then sow them together where the edges meet.
But from watching the video I'm sure you could figure it out Wink Some pieces are square, some pieces are rectangular (i.e. two squares next to eachothers, without a seam in the middle) Just think about where it would need to have a double instead of a single, to be able to fold that way and still stick together! (and remember, doubles always go "together" like >< imagine one cube standing on edge on top, and one on the bottom)
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009 12:30:03 PM »

I wonder if it's possible to purchase the pattern in the sates? It's a really neat idea almost like a rubix cube but more kids friendly! My little sister would love something like this if it had bears or penguins on it. Smiley
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