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Thread: Hexagons

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    Hexagons

    Paper or plastic templates to make them? I have researched and the preference is split, so wondering if anyone here wants to contribute their thoughts before I venture into my first ones.
    Thanks in advance and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    My husb just cut some for me from 1/8 (?) in clear plastic. I like being able to see thru to the design in the fabric underneath.

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    I just started my first grandmothers garden quilt. I never did hexagons before I am using paper ants find it quite easy to use and can make abunch at a time. But then again I have access toa copy machine.
    I am enjoying this process.
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    How are you sewing the hexagons together? I am working on one that uses the whip stitch. The flowers were made by my husbands grandmother and we are adding the black hexes around each flower. I am joining them on point with green diamonds.Name:  DSCI2581email.JPG
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    MamaW ... I've been using ones I made out of cardstock.
    Otherwise, I have no experience.



    Dedemac ... continue on with the whip stitch ....What a treasure you have, to have those from your DH DGM!!!
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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    I too am using a whip stitch. I am making my flowers with a red center then yellow. After yellow it will be random colors with green connecting hexies. This is my plan right now. I work on it while watching tv.
    what a great project to be able to finish up..
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    I just paper hexagons. They work well for me - easy to remove and I have reused them.

    I use this project as my portable one to take to my quilting group.

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    I print mine off on cardstock weight paper. Works well for me.

    Dedemac...I LOVE the black setting hexagons...what a treasure!

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    I use the paper. Works for me, but everyone is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
    I just paper hexagons. They work well for me - easy to remove and I have reused them.

    I use this project as my portable one to take to my quilting group.
    Yes I find this very portable also. I too have reused the paper hexagons and they are very easy to take out. I believe connecting threads has a great Video on how to.
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    Try Inklingo at inklingo.com. Wonderful idea and sewing hexagons is made very easy. Unique idea designed for both hand and machine piecing. Love this new idea of printing on the fabric with your computer!

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    I cut mine with my Cricut using mylar sheets...reusable!

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    I used to use paper but I learned to cut the hexes true to shape then piece them joining as I go. No stitches show at all. With templates you use fabric squares which saves time but then you have to stitch them together which adds more time. I would rather save time.
    Got fabric?

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    I use paper. I print the hexagons on scrap paper, then cut them myself. They can be used at least 4 or 5 times before I need to discard them. I am working on my 3rd hexagon quilt. 2 GFG and this one will be diamonds. There are sites that paper or plastic templates can be purchased, that would be a time saver, but I'm cheap! And I really don't mind cutting the papers out. I print perhaps 8 or 10 sheets at a time, and spend maybe one evening cutting them. Won't have to make more for quite a while! Also brings out the "little girl" in me. Like cutting paper dolls. I'm sure you will find what works for you, and I do hope you enjoy the process as much as I do.

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