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« on: July 24, 2012 09:49:46 AM »

I'd like to make a 14 X 14 bag with approximately 14 strips.  However, I want them to be asymmetric rather than straight (uneven top and bottom).  Can someone please tell me how I go about cutting and matching them, so that I end up with the overall desired dimensions?   Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012 01:31:25 PM »

Do you have a picture of what you're talking about? My guess is something like this but I'm not sure if that's what you mean or not.




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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012 04:28:48 PM »

Thanks for replying so quickly.  That is an interesting pattern but not what I mean.  Unfortunately, I don't have a picture.  I've been trying to remember where I saw it.  I'm thinking of a vertical pattern where each strip is the same length -say 10" - but differs in width at the top and bottom.  The strips would not be rectangular but slanted at different degrees on the sides to form an irregular pattern overall.  One strip might be 10x1x2 and another 10x2x11/2 and so on.  How would I cut and join these different slants to end up with a 12x12 block?  Hope this is clearer.  There is probably a name for this type of pattern which would make things easier for explanations.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012 05:09:25 PM »

Ohhh ok, so they are wedge shaped strips? I think I know what you mean, let me dig up a picture. The best way to do that would probably be to just piece it out and then make it a bit big and trim it down to the exact size you want. BRB with pic.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012 05:10:27 PM »

Ok, something more like this? Do you want them all the same size like this, or different, wonky kind of sizes for each one?



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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012 05:37:33 PM »

Ah, bless you!  The wedge is it exactly.  A friend who sews did suggest putting bits together and shaping the block at the end.  I was afraid that I might waste too much material and also hoped for an easier way.  Thank you so much for your help.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012 05:39:46 PM »

Awesome! I just bought something called the Easy Dresden Ruler and it's pretty easy to use and cheap (I used a coupon at Joann's) Or you could just make a plastic/acryclic/cardboard template!
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012 07:25:18 AM »

MareMare, there's an excellent Fons and Porter youtube video on QNNTV featuring their wedge ruler.  It's almost 30 mins long.  I won't be buying one in a hurry, as I just need one block.  I'll make a pattern and use my sturdy Olfa ruler.  Have fun with yours and I hope you'll share something on Craftsters.

The site:  www.qnntv.com/videos/2162-wedge-templates-strips-and-pieces/
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