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    Hexi Addiction

    I am a hexi addict. Are there any more of you out there? Would love to hear your stories and see your work. Do you buy your papers or make them yourself? Do you like to work with big ones or little ones? Do you enjoy appliquing them to a background or make your whole project from them or both? Do you like to take-along stitch or curl up in front of TV or a warm fire in winter and stitch?
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    Wow...I don't even know where to start to answer all these questions....lol
    BUT I can say yes love all the hexis you mentioned but only made one that the flowers were appliqued to the background and loved it and was made of 1930s fabric...and now I just ordered custom made hexi dies for my studio to start cutting kits with it. I am thrilled and can't wait to receive them next week.
    I am wanting to have the courage to make one with Batiks as I think it would look weird as my eyes are used to seeing this pattern only in 1930s so we'll see how that goes.
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    Just got into the hexagon thing a few days ago, and it is certainly addictive! I bought some precut paper hexies from paperpieces.com and started with scraps - planning a small square centre mat for my dining table to protect the table from the fruit basket. Most of the time I do it in front of the TV but have been surprised with how info you can get on the web - several different ways to baste round the hexagons.
    Hopefully I can post a picture once it is complete.

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    I have just recently wandered into the world of EPP hexies and I love it! I work part time at a small pet supply/dog grooming store. I have lots of down time, depending on foot traffic. I started doing hexies to pass the time. I've gotten a lot done. My goal is to make a scrappy 1 1/4" Hexie throw where every single Hexie is made from a different fabric. I have lots of scraps but I did buy several of the Moda Mini Charms which are the perfect size. I cut my own Hexie shapes out of Mylar template plastic. It is heat resistant and I am able to press them after spraying with a good dose of Bounce Ironing spray and then I remove the Mylar template. The hexies are very firm and hold their shape and then I store them in a bamboo silverware drawer organizer until I am ready to sew them together. This picture was taken when I first started working on them
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    Here is a Hexie calculator to figure out how many you need for a project. http://www.cddesigns.com/PaperPiecing/number.html
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    I just finished my first true hexie quilt and I used my 60 degree triangle to cut them, I folded my fabric in half and got a hexie. Now I'm debating borders as the pattern doesn't call for borders. It was a lot of fun to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnMyra View Post
    I am a hexi addict. Are there any more of you out there? Would love to hear your stories and see your work. Do you buy your papers or make them yourself? Do you like to work with big ones or little ones? Do you enjoy appliquing them to a background or make your whole project from them or both? Do you like to take-along stitch or curl up in front of TV or a warm fire in winter and stitch?
    Yep, I'm an addict. Just getting ready to applique my 3rd quilt top to a stright edge border. (Need to have it quilted by next March for a wedding gift) I print my papers from a site on the computer and cut them out. Mine are all 1 inch hexies. So far that is. May make some changes in the future. I make my whole project with hexies. I applique the whole quilt top to a stright edge border. I have done applique on the borders however. I do both take along and and TV/warm fire stitching. For inspiration, see this blog, http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/ Thlis lady does some really nice things with hexagons, and diamonds. I plan to do my next quilt using her instructions for paper piecing the hexies. That really changes the look of those little darlings!!

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    Just started my first hexi project. I am using the 1/2 inch hexies from Paper Pieces. Not sure what I will do with them yet but it is relaxing and addictive.

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    I too am a hexi addict. Working on a grandmothers flower garden quilt for my bed. Its a few rows larger than the photo and I only need to make 14 more of the colored flowers and about 24 of the cream flowers to be done. I worked on this all summer and have now slowed down on it. Need to pull it out again while watching TV in the evenings. Sorry the photo is sideways!

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    It took me two years to do this version of Grandmother's Flower Garden. I made my own after buying a package of the expensive plastic templates. It certainly saves time on doing all that paper ripping.
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