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Thread: Hexagons

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    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
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    Hexagons

    Paper or plastic templates to make them? I have researched and the preference is split, so wondering if anyone here wants to contribute their thoughts before I venture into my first ones.
    Thanks in advance and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
    The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.

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    My husb just cut some for me from 1/8 (?) in clear plastic. I like being able to see thru to the design in the fabric underneath.

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    I just started my first grandmothers garden quilt. I never did hexagons before I am using paper ants find it quite easy to use and can make abunch at a time. But then again I have access toa copy machine.
    I am enjoying this process.
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    How are you sewing the hexagons together? I am working on one that uses the whip stitch. The flowers were made by my husbands grandmother and we are adding the black hexes around each flower. I am joining them on point with green diamonds.Name:  DSCI2581email.JPG
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    MamaW ... I've been using ones I made out of cardstock.
    Otherwise, I have no experience.



    Dedemac ... continue on with the whip stitch ....What a treasure you have, to have those from your DH DGM!!!
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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    I too am using a whip stitch. I am making my flowers with a red center then yellow. After yellow it will be random colors with green connecting hexies. This is my plan right now. I work on it while watching tv.
    what a great project to be able to finish up..
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    I just paper hexagons. They work well for me - easy to remove and I have reused them.

    I use this project as my portable one to take to my quilting group.

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    I print mine off on cardstock weight paper. Works well for me.

    Dedemac...I LOVE the black setting hexagons...what a treasure!

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    I use the paper. Works for me, but everyone is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
    I just paper hexagons. They work well for me - easy to remove and I have reused them.

    I use this project as my portable one to take to my quilting group.
    Yes I find this very portable also. I too have reused the paper hexagons and they are very easy to take out. I believe connecting threads has a great Video on how to.
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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