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Thread: English Paper Pieced Hexagons

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    Here is how I make my hexagons. First I make the paper pieces. I use this site to print off one template.
    http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

    I make 1" hexagons, which are 1" on each side. I print off one sheet, then put 5 sheets of scrap paper under it and cut all at once.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons001.jpg[/IMG]

    Now cut 2.5" squares from your fabric.

    Place the template in the middle of the fabric. I like to do it kind of diagonally.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons012.jpg[/IMG]

    I use hand quilting thread and John James betweens needles. Cut a length of thread the length of your forearm or so.

    Finger press one corner together.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons004.jpg[/IMG]

    Bring the needle from the back to the front, going through the paper and the 2 layers of fabric. I use this video to help me http://vimeo.com/10990847

    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons006.jpg[/IMG]

    Then go down through again
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons007.jpg[/IMG]

    I like to do this twice on the first corner. Then repeat for all the corners.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons009.jpg[/IMG]

    I don't cut my thread after this, I string about 3 together.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons013.jpg[/IMG]

    Here are your hexies on the back.
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons010.jpg[/IMG]

    And here are your finished hexies!
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...exagons014.jpg[/IMG]

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    how do you join the hex's?? I've never paper pieced!!

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    That will have to be the next installment! Try this great video: http://vimeo.com/11382391

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    AWESOME O'ASH! Thanks!!!

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    wonderful video!! thanks!! O darn, another todo!! :) :)

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    What a great tute. Thanks.

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    Thank you for the great tute! :D:D:D

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    It is very addictive too, great for tv watching or traveling

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    In sewing the single hexagons together are you using quilting thread or regular sewing thread?. I have cut out 1.45 inch hexagons and I think will cut 3 3/4 squares. Thanks for any input, cindy

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    Would you please tell me how do you remove the paper..I am new at quilting and piecing.. Thanks!!

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