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Thread: questions about English paper piecing

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    Junior Member SavedByGrace's Avatar
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    questions about English paper piecing

    2 questions about doing hexigons..... When you whipstitch the hexis together, how far apart should your stitches be? Once you have a group of hexis sewn together, what do you do next? I don't know how to finish them. Thank you!

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    I've done the 3/4" about 20 stitches on each side. that's just me. I sewed mine tog with a green path. used all different greens. then I appliqued it to a black border, about 6 inches or so. I used black coz my kitty got it as a Christmas present. it didn't match anything I had, and she looked great on it. it's about 50" x 65"

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    I was sent some from a European quilter. Those stitches were so small I could almost not see them!!

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    I don't use a whip stitch because those stitches are visible. I use a ladder stitch instead.
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    I am doing Grandmothers Flower Garden using 1930s reprofabrics/white. I use a buttonhole stitch! It makes a tiny hinge and the hexes lay nice and flat!
    Hilary

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    I am working on a hexie GMG - I also use the lader stitch - 1/8 inch per stitch - you really can't see the ladder stitch - it is very forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    I am doing Grandmothers Flower Garden using 1930s reprofabrics/white. I use a buttonhole stitch! It makes a tiny hinge and the hexes lay nice and flat!
    What an intriguing idea! How many stitches per inch are you doing? I am working on a GFG myself and would like to try this method
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare View Post
    What an intriguing idea! How many stitches per inch are you doing? I am working on a GFG myself and would like to try this method
    About 15 stitches per inch!!!! I will try and post pics! Just got a new mini IPad so still learning how things work!!!!
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    This thread is extremely helpful to me! I've just begun my attempts at EPP. It's gone... okay. xD Still a LOT to learn! I've never done handwork before.
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