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    I'm getting everything together for the quilt...and have noticed that we have 46 squares...

    I'm not sure how to lay that out...23 wide and 2 thick won't work...and no other numbers multiply up to 46!

    Any Ideas?

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

  • #2
    Anybody close that can cut a couple more squares?
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

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    • #3
      Three more would be perfect (7 across and seven down) but two will work as well ( 6x8 )

      Bob
      www.GrobetUSA.com

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      • #4
        Maybe some of the folks who submitted more than one square wouldn't object to having one left out. I submitted two so feel free to omit one of your choice if it will help. I know you're in a crunch for time so in this case "less is more". A six by seven is about the best you can do with what you have to work with. Maybe put a little bitty frame around each of the remaining individual tiles and auction them separately.
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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        • #5
          You could put several 5x5 pieces of plain wood, different species, in the quilt.
          Nothing says they have to be scrolled.
          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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          • #6
            You could also do a panel with the names of the contributors on it, maybe in a corner like a signature block.
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Carl,

              You had the original idea on this thing, and by Jove I think you'll have the last words too.

              I love your idea of 2 blanks with the names.

              You have my vote.

              Marcel
              http://marleb.com
              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

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              • #8
                I don't trust my cutting ability with it, but what if I convinced my wife to wood burn the names on? I see one in each bottom corner...

                Great idea Carl!

                Bob
                www.GrobetUSA.com

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                • #9
                  That would be a lot to ask Bob.
                  Why don't you print the names on paper and decoupage them on.
                  Or print them in reverse and use heat transfer to get the text on the wood.

                  You could also laser print them onto a transparent label.
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                  • #10
                    Good thinking Carl

                    WOW!!!! That Carl really is more than just another pretty face!!!
                    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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                    • #11
                      Carl , are minds think alot alike. I was going to mention ther same thing. even the fox chapale lego. and the date the quilt was made. even the charity it would go to. so on. I think just emplty tiles in the 4 corners would still look great. even 4 1/2 squir triangales made in 2 differnt colors of wood. or even stipes. differn woods. maybe one larg squar in the middale, like a medalion. mmm maybe not. it will look great no matter what. Evie

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                      • #12
                        WOW CARL and Neal, you guys are so fast. I really love Carls idea the best. printing the names on the emty tiles. Evie

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                        • #13
                          As my boss once said when we were troubleshooting a process...........I am all for whatever works best!!! Dale
                          Dale w/ yella saws

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                          • #14
                            Love the idea of the contributers' names on blank tiles.
                            You can seal the wood with a sealer, then use a sharpie or other fine, permanent pen to print the names with. Sharpies do tend to fade over time, so if you can find a pigma Micron pen it would work better.
                            Theresa
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                            • #15
                              Bob,
                              If you know someone close by that does laser engraving, you could type up the names on the computer (any font or style or size you like) and have them burned in in no time.

                              Bruce
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