Friday, June 19, 2009

Tea Bag Folding with Stripes

Note to self:

I can never remember which way to make the valley fold so that my medallion is symmetrical. When folding tea bag tiles with a stripe, make all eight valley folds with the strips going horizontally. This will allow the variation two to come together and match making a great visual impact. If you are cutting scrapbook paper you would want to try to get all of the stripes in the same cut. One way to do this is cut a strip 1 1/2" wide running with the stripe. Then cut your eight 1 1/2" squares from that strip. All will be identical. If you want bigger tiles, try to get the strip lined up on the same cutting edge, then cut eight tiles. Many times if they do not match up, I will alternate the folded tiles to keep some sort of symmetry in my medallion.

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