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Thread: hexagon size for grandmother's flower garden

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    Addicting???? I know! I've done a small quilt before, and I can't wait to get started on another one!! :)

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    becca....thanks. That is nice and what a treasure!!

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    P.S. Hexagons are measured by the length of their side.

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    I'm working on a blue & yellow 3/4" hexagon quilt. 3/4" is the measurement of one side of the hex. It is addicting, but I don't figure that I'll be done any time soon.

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    I want to make one too. Already started my collection of scraps!

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    Where do you order your paper templates?

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    OK... I have been curious about trying this out for a while now. Thread like this make me want to try it even more!

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    I started one a few months ago. I was making the diamonds instead of the typical flowers. I started with a 2" hexagon but I wasn't all that happy with it. I changed to the 1".

    I'm using the freezer paper method to make my hexagons. It's so much cheaper than buying hexagons. Granted, it is a bit more labor intensive having to trace and cut the paper hexagons. Thankfully many years ago I purchased a multi-sized hexagon template from Yours Truly which makes it a bit easier. There are several hexagon templates on the market today that could be used.

    The tutorial (with photos) for the freezer paper method is here:
    http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2009...r-piecing.html

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    I printed my hexagons from this website:
    http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/

    It was free & I used some cardstock. I can reuse several times. Some may find it tedious to cut them out, but that was cheaper than ordering the die cut hexs. I tried the plastic ones with the hole in the center, but I didn't care for them-too slippery for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingladydi
    I tried the plastic ones with the hole in the center, but I didn't care for them-too slippery for me.
    I started out with them too and found the same thing. By the time I got around, the 1/4" seam allowance was practically non-existent. I think that's why I like the freezer paper - nothing shifts.

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