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« on: February 13, 2014, 10:39 AM »

I am about to start building a Sixthsence. I have downloaded the files and have taken them to the print shop and put on large paper. Now, how do I know the orientation of the fabric grain when I make the templates?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 01:08 PM »

I'd look at Davides' pictures to get an idea how he did it.  Study the pictures here and you can get a sense for most of the panels https://plus.google.com/photos/101998790818404649404/albums/5717106778500272481?banner=pwa

The orientation is mainly to reduce the stretch in the bias which is diagonal to the squares. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 05:53 PM »

OK, I think I got it. thanks
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 06:32 AM »

Thanks Hifly, that is what I ended up with.  Can I assume that all builds start with the grain parallel to the spine, leading edges, and trailing edges and meeting in the middle of the half kite?
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