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Thread: Hexi Addiction

  1. #21
    Vat is offline
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    I would like to introduce you ladies to a new book "Quick & Easy Hexie Quilts by Dr. Peggy G.Rhodes and Julia C Wood published byAQS. It is by far the easiest way to make hexagons I have seen. You start with a CIRCLE ! ! Yes, circles. The book has been out for less than a year and is a wonderful book. Very well written and hundreds of pictures showing how to make them without a PATTERN ! ! !

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    Senior Member ghquilter53's Avatar
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    Add me to the list of hexagon addicts. I like little ones, big ones, fussy cut, whatever. I usually use the precut papers but have recently learned how to make them from a circle...really fast and easy.

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    Super Member Quiltbeagle's Avatar
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    Yes, my name is Quiltbeagle and I'm a hexie addict. They're like potato chips aren't they? Can't have just one! I print my own hexies on card stock from a free website and keep a small portable case filled with hexie-making supplies so I can grab it and go on a moments notice. Great for something to do when riding in the car or when band rehearsal runs late and I'm waiting to pick up the kids at school. I've yet to complete my first big hexie-quilt since it's an project I only work on part time, but it's coming along.

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    I am making a GFG quilt with 1" hexies. I cut papers from card stock from a web site I found and cut the fabric into 2.5 inch squares, snipping off the corners. I fold the fabric over the paper form, and hold it in place with 2 paper clips. I baste the fabric into the hexie. I can do about 20 or more in an hour. I also found that using a small (very small) binder clip when stitching the hexies together keeps them tight and saves on the fingers. I am making the flowers and them putting white around them. I plan to connect them all with green hexies, then figure out what to do from there. I also have everything in a plastic case with 3 separate bins, so I can pick it up and go. I have 65 flowers done, all but 11 have the white hexie around them. Once they are all done, I will put them on the design wall for placement and add the green for the rows. I will send a photo when I am able to get to this part.

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    Junior Member AlvaStitcher's Avatar
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    SW Florida, USA
    Last year I started making a hexi table runner for BFF. Her dining table is long so I am still adding to it. Hope to have it finished for Christmas this year. Plan to appliqué it to the backing. The hexis have 1" sides. My son and wife just had a baby boy and I have been staying with them to help. Have gotten quite done but wish I had brought more to work with. I use freezer papers and sew up around those.

  6. #26
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    I am a hexie addict too. Am doing the one inch size but my friend is doing half inch ones. They are really small. Was making my own papers but that got old so bought them by the 1000 on the internet. I have a hexie quilt my great grandmother made in the 40's.

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    I call sewing my hexies my new diet because I can't munch and sew at the same time.
    Thankful to still be here.Someone upstairs must still have a plan for me.

  8. #28
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    I love hexies. I have Inklingo's 300 hexies. It is for making pieced hexes but also has the patterns for full hexies. I like Inklingo. No paper piecing or drawing patterns. You iron the fabric onto freezer paper and run it through your printer. It is great. The cutting and sewing lines are printed right on the fabric. The sewing line is marked with an x at each corner so you sew from x to x. I made GFG about 30 years ago using sandpaper for my pattern. I said never again. Inklingo changed my mind. I am not associated with Inklingo. Just a happy customer.

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    I don't use papers, I use the Go die and cut the fabric into hex shapes. I then hand stitch two hexes together using a 1/4" seam. No basting and whip stitching. I keep adding a hex to all sides in the shape I want.
    Got fabric?

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    Hexies saved my sanity. About 20 months ago I crushed a bone in my leg and was not allowed to put any weight on it at all (I wasn't even allowed to touch my toe to the ground) for thirteen weeks. Then grandually was allowed to begin rehab. The break was in the knee and so the leg was splinted with the knee immobilized. I worked on a queen size GFG to keep my fingers and mind occupied. I ended up having to stay with family - thanks goodness for family, and my granddaughter took great delight in helping with the colors for each flower. It is now almost finished and will be forever "The Leg Quilt." Some day it will go to my granddaughter. Can't wait to start my next hexie project.

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