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Thread: Grandmothers flower garden

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    I print my hexagons from a computer site that lets you print all sizes of hexagons. I am making a grandmothers flower garden out of 3/4 inch hexagons. I then then put photo paper in the printer and cut them out. I can use each one several times. They are stiffer than regular paper and cheap in comparsion to precuts. Hope this helps someone out there. This is my first topic and love this site. You all do a great job :lol:

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    I have not done a GFG, but I am sure that there are people out here that would love to know the site you use. Can you post it here for everybody see?

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    Got a geometry compass? Draw a circle the size you want, place the point on the circle and mark off both ways with the pencil of the compass. A hexagon will result!

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    Isn't photo paper pricey? I buy cardstock whenever I find it on sale and it's perfect. I use Texasfreckles.com for my free hexie templates. It's a nice site to look around in.

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    The name of the site that I use is
    http://moxyideas.com/?page_id=328

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    Cardstock would be perfect and you are right- much cheaper. I only have a couple of thousand more to make. Or at least it seems like it.

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    that's nice to know. thanks for sharing. and welcome

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    I print my hexes on card stock and then put on a good movie and start cutting. nice way to spend an evening with hubby. It goes by really fast. When I get ready to baste my hexes to fabric I cut stripes of fabric and then cut squares together. This is a great to go project. I can sew a couple of flowers while sitting in car rider line. I am currently working on a 1/2 inch hex projuct. Good luck on yours.

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    I lost my husband in January from lung cancer. Without GOd, family,friends and the Quilting board and my quilting I would be lost. I also do mine while watching T.V. at night and it really gets rid of the stress. Thanks for all of you that replied. I get so many good ideas from you all.

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    I just use regular photocopy paper and it has worked fine...

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    Welcome to the group. I use freezer paper for mine.

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    1/2" finished? 3/4" finished? Wow! You gals sure have stamina!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveQuilten
    I lost my husband in January from lung cancer. Without GOd, family,friends and the Quilting board and my quilting I would be lost. I also do mine while watching T.V. at night and it really gets rid of the stress. Thanks for all of you that replied. I get so many good ideas from you all.
    Love Quilten, I'm very sorry for your loss.

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    I making one right now that has 6,000 hexagons.
    I bought cardstock from Sam's club.
    Mine is made up with all kinds of fabric designs and colors I keep looking for more so I can have a scrappy looking quilt.

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    I use index cards, over and over.

    Carol J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplyme
    I print my hexes on card stock and then put on a good movie and start cutting. nice way to spend an evening with hubby. It goes by really fast. When I get ready to baste my hexes to fabric I cut stripes of fabric and then cut squares together. This is a great to go project. I can sew a couple of flowers while sitting in car rider line. I am currently working on a 1/2 inch hex projuct. Good luck on yours.
    Is your half inch project an "Insanity Quilt"? I have made a few half in. flowers to applique on border's etc, but don't think I have it in me to do a whole quilt!!

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    Lovequilten, Sending you sympathy in the loss of your spouse. I make my little templates out of plastic. Use oleo tub lids, milk carton sides, etc. Anything that has a flat surface. I punch a small hole on the center with a hole punch. Then I use my pointed dowel to pop them out when I get a section sewn together. I admire anyone who makes a GFG. I just hope I can get mine finished while I can still sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltbeagle
    Isn't photo paper pricey? I buy cardstock whenever I find it on sale and it's perfect. I use Texasfreckles.com for my free hexie templates. It's a nice site to look around in.
    Thanks for the info - GFG is on my list too.

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