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    Well Barb, as usual you have done a masterful job. Thank you for this example.

    I do have one suggestion though. The next time you come across a tartan like this you should do what I do.

    Ball all the fabric up into a big wad. Then toss it all up into the air over your layout table.

    Then get your pin cushion and pin where ever one fold of fabric falls onto another.

    Much simpler and quicker than your method.




    Or, a tried and true method is to simply take the bolt of fabric into the other room and lay it on Erin's table when she is not looking. Then you go and get a cup of coffee and when you come back, Voila, perfect kilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post
    Ball all the fabric up into a big wad. Then toss it all up into the air over your layout table.

    Then get your pin cushion and pin where ever one fold of fabric falls onto another.

    Much simpler and quicker than your method.

    Or, a tried and true method is to simply take the bolt of fabric into the other room and lay it on Erin's table when she is not looking. Then you go and get a cup of coffee and when you come back, Voila, perfect kilt.
    Both are _outstanding_ solutions!!

    B

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    All I have to say is WOW !
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    Wow about sums it up! And that is beautiful work as always Barb!
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    OK, I don't know much about making kilts other than what I have read in Barbs wonderful book, but what about splitting one of the blue stripe between the yellow stripes. one yellow stripe next to the edge of one pleate and two yellow stripes in the other.
    Mark Keeney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Keeney View Post
    OK, I don't know much about making kilts other than what I have read in Barbs wonderful book, but what about splitting one of the blue stripe between the yellow stripes. one yellow stripe next to the edge of one pleate and two yellow stripes in the other.

    That would be an OK solution of this weren't a central (pivot) element. Technically, a central (pivot) element is supposed to be centered in a pleat.

    B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb T. View Post
    That would be an OK solution of this weren't a central (pivot) element. Technically, a central (pivot) element is supposed to be centered in a pleat.

    B
    Hmm, I see, there are two pivot elements, the yellow and the red stripe.
    w

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanCat View Post
    Hmm, I see, there are two pivot elements, the yellow and the red stripe.
    w
    True - most tartans have two pivots. The Bell is an AB tartan, so both A (the block with the triple yellow at the center) and B (the block with the red stripe at the center) are pivots. I've shown it below by spacing - you can see the same sequence on each side of the space:

    ABA B ABAB A BABAB

    Even an ABAC tartan (such as the Black Watch) has two pivots. I've shown them below by spacing:

    ABA C ABACA B ACABAC

    Barb

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    Barb, I want to personally thank you for your contributions to this list. I have learned so much with discussions like this. It is nice that you share your knowledge with us.

    Mark Keeney

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    Wow! Thanks! I love all you guys.

    B

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