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Thread: hexagon size for grandmother's flower garden

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    I am ready to start a winter-time project of making grandmother's flower garden with hexagons. My question is.....for those of you have made a double-bed sized quilt, or any other size....what is the best size of hexagon to use? And, please send me a site to find different sizes, so I can print them out. Thanks.
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    I used about a 4 1/2" hexigon for the two Queen size GFG quilts that I made. I just used a template that I made from tracing a pattern from a book in the Library. I made my templates from cereal boxes. I found the cardboard was pretty stiff and made sewing the hexagons together vary easy.

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    I used the plastic templates....come about 50 in a bag at LQS...mine were 1 1/4" and you stitched fabric around them and then stitched them together. I don't know if www.brandy.com has them yet or not.

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    paperpieces.com has all the sizes and different shapes for english paper piecing.
    i have made them with every size from 1/2" to 2 1/2" --they are measured along one side.
    i thought my 2 1/2" ones were huge, 4 1/2" would be way fun...i think i would make bowls/baskets out of hexagons that big :)
    hexagons are fun to make things with!

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    http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

    This is the site I use to print hexagons. I used 1 inch for my queen GMG. ( my avatar) I know some who use a larger hex so it may go a bit faster. I am thinking to try a 1.5 for my next project. A word of warning. This can become quite addicting, so be aware. :)

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    i had to giggle when i read your post.....I am currently hand quilting one that my aunt hand pieced back in the 50s/maybe 60s.....

    The hexagons from point to point are 1 7/8"

    The flower is 5 3/8"

    Mine has one row of white hexagons between the flowers - I've seen many w/ 2 rows of white hexagons

    I added the border w/ vintage reproduction fabrics so that the quilt will fit her full-size bed

    I am thoroughly enjoying the quilting of this.
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    here's some closer pictures....The first ones don't show up very well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    I am ready to start a winter-time project of making grandmother's flower garden with hexagons. My question is.....for those of you have made a double-bed sized quilt, or any other size....what is the best size of hexagon to use? And, please send me a site to find different sizes, so I can print them out. Thanks.
    P.S. This group is great!! Can always find help here!! So glad I found it.
    http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper

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    ckcowl, that wall hanging is lovely!!!

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