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Thread: binding a hexagon (Mother's Flower Quilt)

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    It was actually a small cookie tin. Worked great.

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    Had you thought of appliqueing the piece to a solid background hexagon and then binding the larger piece? Binding all of those small hexagon edges would take a lot of time.

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    Had you thought of appliqueing the piece to a solid background hexagon and then binding the larger piece? Binding all of those small hexagon edges would take a lot of time.

    I did this with a table runner and it worked good

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    It's just gorgeous!! Be sure and show us the finished project!!!

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    you are describing my own nightmare of a baby gift not ready yet.. the baby will be a 5 year old ( !) .. ok. exaggeration.. baby will be one soon and gift still not done.

    My hexagons are 1 1/2 ins. this gives more turns.. oh my .. plus, I did not make my own binding but used the quilt binding from the store. it is STIFF !! Really STIFF!

    The rounding does happen naturally .. because of the STIFF binding.. If I had to do it again.. and I will. I really like the quilt patis I have used. OK. have nothing to do with the product. I have Parkinson's. this helps me sew, easy quilt type of piecing and I can stay away from the sewing machine. I will plan on a rectangle final product next time.

    Good luck.. these are fun quilts to make. I have used various colors for the "flowerets".. Really a fun quilt.. Just not the binding !!

    Ell

    PS.. your quilt it fun ! I like the large size. Never thought of that. Please, give us the rest of the story on how you finished this.

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    what a fun quilt to make! you did such a good job on it. I think I'll try one like that-thanks for the inspiration!! I think that when I'm done I'll trim the edges straight and bind. Post a pix when you're done with it-I'd love to see the finished product.

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    Thanks for all the information! I always learn so much on this board! :lol:
    I have a top that is unfinished and this gives me courage to finish it! :lol:

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    I like K3n`s suggestion of adding another row of 1/2 hexagons so you have a straight edge to bind to. A lot less work then trying to bind around each hexagon plus has the advantage of still maintaining the hexagon shape.
    I did this on the interior part of a baby quilt I made so the quilt would end up in a rectangular shape.
    Penny

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    Kathleen:
    I too love the You tube videos, I have learned so much watching them.
    Penny

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    I was just on You Tube and watched the video link that crkathleen recommended. What a great way to finish this quilt and Marcie Baker's instructions were so easy to follow. With this technique you will not have to miter every corner. Definitely worth watching.
    Penny

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    This is a little late but I'll tell you how I did my 46"=x49" hexagon quilt (each hexagon 1 1/4" across parallel lines)
    Quilt the piece first. The make a ring of hexagons indentical in size to the ourter ring of the quilt top ( or mirror image if the sides are irregular)
    then match it on the back and turn under the edges and whip stitch them closed witi tiny stitches -joining the outer edges and then stitch the inner edge to the quilt top.
    As, I said I did this on my quilt and it was accepted at the International Quilt Festival last year.
    I've tried to attach a photo of it but I apologize cause I've no idea if I succeeded. j

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