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Thread: Hexi Addiction

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    I'm doing a hexi the way my mother taught me. I cut a template out of plastic, and draw my seam lines lightly. I put a darker dot on each corner. She cuts hers with scissors, but I cut them out with a rotary cutter and little ruler laid on the quarter inch. I sew them old school, I guess, with regular piecing seams and matching dots to dots. My hexies are 1.5 inch on each side, and my mom's are 1 inch on each side. I have some typical flowers in mine, but it's a picture quilt with sun and flowers in green, and night sky with snow and snowflakes in blue and white.

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    Oh WOW, what great comments and lovely, lovely work. Charming, do you design your kits yourself? Sounds like a very exciting venture you are just launching there. Don't be nervous about batiks, I have a friend who is not a quilter at all. She caught the hexi bug from others in our sewing group and just jumped right in and with batiks. She is making a throw, coverlet style, 1" hexies, and its stunning.

    I am playing around with half inch babies on and off, filling in time in the car. Also have a couple more projects on the go and will add some pictures later. I haven't started a Grandmother's Garden yet but the beauties on here are really inspiring me. Love the one you have linked too Humbird. What a magic site eh.

    Love your storage idea Auntpiggy and many, many thanks for the calculator. I haven't seen anything like that before.
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    Not my cup of tea! They are beautiful, but I cower from them! I just noticed that Accuquilt Go has several new dies for all sizes of hexies.

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    My personal challenge for myself a few yrs ago was a GFG and I did finish piecing, maybe this winter will quilt it. I used freezer paper hexes, ironed onto strips of fabric then cut out adding seam allowance then took to my sewing machine and machine basted. Then as I needed to work on a flower, took it out of storage box and whip stitched it together.....recently I have found a book that does them beginning with a circle.....no basting or drawing seam lines or whatever...just follow the directions with needle and thread and a hex is created out of that circle quickly. May tempt me to do another..............am planning to order the large circle die from accuquilt for this.

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    I just purchased my first set of hexi papers and have been working on the pieces. Don't know what design I'm going to do yet but I'm sure having fun making them!

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    I bought a pak of 1inch hexie paper at AQS show this summer and the small Moda blocks. Now I'm hooked. It is a nice project to take along wherever you go.
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    Judy5cents, love your grandmothers garden, it resembles one I have been working on for the last couple of years. I am making single row flowers like yours but my neutral is white with white center. I purchased a good supply of 1 1/2 inch hexies for it and I am hand basting the fabric to the papers and then hand sewing everything together. I have a small plastic kit that I pick up and take in the car when we go almost anywhere and in the summer, sit on the porch working on some while the dogs are swimming and playing.

    More recently I found a "rose star" on the web that I fell in love with and have made my own hexies then duplicated and printed on card stock at a print shop. The hexies start at 3 1/2" for the center of the star and then are cut into different sized pieces to reassemble. I am using a glue stick to form the fabric to the paper and then hand sewing the pieces together. So yes, I am addicted to hexies, love the look.

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    I am totally hooked on them. I use the mylar templates (Brandys] because they can be used again and again. Take a look at pinterest under GFG and hexies--there are lots of good ideas including some very unique decorative pillows. Hexies are such a portable project, so always keep some in the car and in my purse.

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    I made my first hexi table runner last fall and I am now hooked. They are a nice take a long project.
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    I was wondering if anybody uses Inklingo to make their hexies?

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