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Thread: Another easy way to do a Hexie quilt - birthing method

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    Another easy way to do a Hexie quilt - birthing method

    http://seekatesew.com/vintage-hexies...agon-tutorial/

    I would have never thought of doing it this way....only thing I would want different is batting in the middle. Not sure how tough that would be to turn.

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    I'm pretty sure turning all of those with our without batting would drive me bonkers. I never get corners to turn as sharply as I'd like. If you could do it, it would make an incredible quilt.

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    I did a placemat out of yo yos and that was a bit much. Not ready to tackle hexies. Cute though.

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    I wouldn't tackle such small hexies, but bigger ones would be for me. Isn't this easier than using paper/wax paper, etc. then having to baste and remove paper?
    I've never made them, just read about the process.

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    I dont think i like this method. Her finished item looked a little...messy? I love the precision of the EPP GFG. And, I'm not sure I see a huge time savings. Basting would take less time than the machine sewing and turning, and you are still hand sewing the hexies together. The time savings i guess would come from it not requiring quilting.

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    I tried this yesterday. Turning the quilt was not hard and looked good but putting the hexies together was a nightmare...I did 4 and threw it out...bummed...thought it would be easy.

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    Thanks for sharing Carol....I'd like to give this a try. They look like oyster crackers, don't they? Wow that Go Baby sure seems like it would save a lot of work.
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    I don't have a cutter but still cut doubles. I take a strips material,draw all my pattern across then pin to another strip right sides together and sew. Just make sure to leave an opening. I leave all my openings on the bottom then cut all and turn. Sure it takes a little longer but then I didn't have the cost of the Go Baby and could buy more material. I love the hexie design but it's not a pattern I make all the time.

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    Interesting idea. But what the batting?

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    Thanks for the link...

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