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    Super Member mrspete's Avatar
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    pictured are 47 stacks of hexagons that range from 1" to 1.5 "

    they are skewered with a tiny straight pin for neatness, I think. I haven't counted what is in the stacks, but for the life of me ??? What to do with them? I inherited them in a bag of fabric pieces and just discovered them.

    I'm clumbsy so this would not be something I could handle. It is a curiousity to me.

    Thanks for your replies.
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    If you don't quilt...sell them on ebay...someone will buy those. Or on this site

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    Perhaps Grandmother's Flower Garden

    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_patte...ory/mosaic.htm

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    Looks to me like she was planning to do the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt(s). Now all you need are the little hexes for the background.

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    I agree, Grandmother's flower garden. Let me know if you want to sell...

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    they were cut for english paper piecing a grandma's flower garden...visit the web site:
    paperpieces.com
    and you will find lots of information and inspiration to use those. if you decide it is (not your cup of tea) then list them to sell-- some english paper piecer will happily grab them up. ... to tell the size measure (one) straight edge...that is the size to tell people they are if deciding to get rid of them...
    i use those in sizes from 1/4" up to 2 1/2"...lots of fun and lots of things to make with them :thumbup:

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    that looks like it will be a blast are you going to sell

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    If you put triangles on three sides (a blank one between each) they become triangles to sew together, much easier than the flower garden pattern, but just as pretty. (I don't know what the name of the design is either.)

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    I have seen pins made from stacked fabrics. If you stack the larger ones on the bottom and go smaller to the top then sew a button through them and attach a pin on the back, instant jewelery. the ragged ends make them rustic or artsy. good luck

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    I'd love to find something like these! I think you should pick a stack and carry it around with you for a week, with some thread and a needle. See if you enjoy stitching them together during "down time" like riding as a passenger in the car, waiting for an appointment etc. as much as I do. You might really enjoy yourself and find that you aren't as clumbsy as you believe you are! If you can sew down binding, I think you can sew hexies... but if you have a bit of arthritis or hand/wrist issues it might not be for you. I agree that if you don't enjoy them, there is a ton of people, including myself, that would buy them!

    *also you can just applique them if you want, there are lots of people making pillows and table runners and pin cushions with individual hexies appliqued onto a background

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