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Thread: Hexagon blocks

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    Please tell me the best way to join hexagon blocks to make rows that can be joined together. Thank you

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    I'll be watching this one. I have never been able to figure that out.

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    You have to plan and lay out the 1/2 hexagons. Every other half is rotated upside down. That is how you avoid the Y seams.

    You either sew a 1/4 hex at the beginning or end of each row, or you can just trim the sides when you are done sewing them all together.

    The class that cutebuns taught on OBW's shows this method. You may not be making the same type of block, but the theory is the same :wink: :D:D:D

    Search for the portion of the class that is teaching sewing the blocks together, I think the class had 4 parts to it.

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    There's a good tutorial on hexes at http://www.jaybirdquilts.com (click on hexagon quilt a long in the middle column at the top).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    There's a good tutorial on hexes at http://www.jaybirdquilts.com (click on hexagon quilt a long in the middle column at the top).
    Thank you, this is a great lesson. I was hoping there was a way to machine stitch the blocks together. My blocks will be fussy cut, and about 6 inches across. Thank you, Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You have to plan and lay out the 1/2 hexagons. Every other half is rotated upside down. That is how you avoid the Y seams.

    You either sew a 1/4 hex at the beginning or end of each row, or you can just trim the sides when you are done sewing them all together.

    The class that cutebuns taught on OBW's shows this method. You may not be making the same type of block, but the theory is the same :wink: :D:D:D

    Thank you. I was hoping for a way to machine stitch them. My hexagons will be fussy cut, and about 6 inches across. Thanks, Gail
    Search for the portion of the class that is teaching sewing the blocks together, I think the class had 4 parts to it.

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    it's much easier doing 1/2 hex's than whole ones. then they can be machine stitched together in rows. every other one upside down. but match colors in rows above and below so when sewn together, they look like whole hex's!!
    this shows it some
    http://magikquilter.com/2009/11/09/h...rial-part-one/

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    I will be very interested to hear if anyone has an easy way to join rows of whole hexagons. I just finished a twin quilt top, sewing the log cabin hexes-with a fussy cut center- together one by one & I am still twitching. At first it was fun, but toward the end it became a bear in more ways than one.

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    I'm going to watch to see if anyone does the half hexagons too.

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