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Thread: Hexi Addiction

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    Love this thread, thank you for starting it. I make hexies where ever I am. It is a very portable project and I find it relaxing to make them. I have in progress a hexie quilt top that was posted on here by a fellow quilter in NY. I printed my hexie pattern from www.texasfreckles.com. She has several sizes to choose from and I print on standard copy paper and am able to reuse the patterns too.


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    I too love Hexies and hope one I have finished will post.
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    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Oh, I do love that. Its so elegant and sweet.
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    For a few years and some projects, I was quite addicted! I like the technique, now I'm quilting a Charm Quilt (999 hexies) and changing to triangles and squares. I'll try to post some pictures.
    Patricia
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    hexi addiction

    One pic of one project!
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    Sorry is the wrong picture!!
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    Hexi Addiction

    it should be the good one!
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    My sis started me on hexi making and since I like to do small things I went with a half inch hexi. Because there are many ways of making these I think it is important one should stay with the same process of constructing the pieces in each project.
    I downloaded the pattern from this site:

    http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

    I printed the pattern onto freezer paper cut to size (8 1/2 x 11 inches). I cut squares larger than the hexi size and iron the cut freezer paper patterns onto the squares. FP holds the pattern in place with no shifting and can be reused several times.
    Here's my first finished project
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t233230.html

    I am now working on a GMFG using this size as a doll quilt for my 3 yo GD. It's such a fun take along project.
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    Are the centers of the hexies in the gray project yarn tied? Post #57

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    I have hundreds of hexagons done and a few flowers. I am hooked on them. I buy my papers on line from paper pieces in the States ( in Ontario Canada) as my hexie papers are 1 1/8 inches and are not available in stores. I have a Accuquilt Go so die cut my pieces and cut for my friend in CT. And mail the hexie's to her. Using beige as a background colour and flowers are scrappy fabric. Making it all by hand and find it very relaxing. I know it will be along time before I will be finished my quilt,but looking forward to the finished quilt.

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    Like the table cloth. Neat idea. Want to make a purse and tote with hexie's

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    My phone and internet were down yesterday so I didn't get to post these pictures of how I finished my small, 1/2" hexie quilt. I hope that doing a full size quilt will be as easy as this small one. I trimmed the backing and batting to the same irregular shape as the top. I simply sewed small hexies into a "frame" for the back of the quilt and whip stitched it wrong sides together (last picture). I then slip stitched the "frame" hexies to the backing fabric. I hope the pictures help where my explanation is confusing
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    Thanks for the photos Kathyd. I think I got it!!! I may try that method with my quilt. Binding is still in the thinking stage!! But I do need to decide on something soon. Love your little quilt. I have only made such small hexies to put in the appliqued borders. My quilts are all one inch hexies. Yours is just adorable.
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    I saw that quilt edge as well and thought it was a neat way to finish a hexi quilt no matter what the size. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
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    I made two little doll quilts with hexies from a Miniature Quilts magazine. Am starting one with way bigger hexies from Australian Patchwork and Quilting.
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    I do hexies the same way as Petalpatsy by hand. It's the way my mother taught me and it works great
    It is portable also-just stitch from dot to dot & rotate the pieces to keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylsea View Post
    I made two little doll quilts with hexies from a Miniature Quilts magazine. Am starting one with way bigger hexies from Australian Patchwork and Quilting.
    Love the quilting on this little project!
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    Love your quilt, Cherylsea.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Mary B, thanks so much for starting this thread. I'm a hexie newbie, so here is my "work" so far, lol. They aren't even sewn together yet.

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    I had bought a Fiskars hexie punch (1" per side) and punched out a bunch from magazine cards but hadn't done anything more. After seeing this thread the other day I decided to try sewing just one before bed and ended up with the 7 shown. :-) I'm going to do flowers in darker, muted colors and keep the gold center constant for all of them. Not sure yet what to use for a background color, but I can see this is going to be fun!

    Can you help me with a few questions? When talking about the size of the hexie, are you referring to the side measurement? Is single strand regular piecing thread (such as 50 wt Mettler) commonly used to attach the hexies? Is it OK if the folded fabric on the back is more than 1/4"? I found it easier to baste the gold hexie with a little more fabric than the burgandy ones. Finally, if I don't baste through the paper, is it OK if I leave the basting thread in? I know there are many methods (and I don't worry about quilt police), but am curious if I'm getting the hang of it. Thanks!!

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    sewplease Oh this is going to be so pretty! And yes, the size is determined by the length of the sides not the diameter of the hexie.

    As for thread you can use any kind-especially one that closely matches your fabric. I've used a cream colored hand quilting cotton thread that I really like. It's very strong and when I go to secure my thread ends at the beginning and ending of each side it knots tightly. Synthetic threads (polyester, rayon etc) like to slip and slide and not knot as well for me. I've seen many hexies sewn with a whipstitch. That's how I started out, but I had a hard time making these "invisible" from the right side so switched to using a ladder stitch. Google "ladder stitch" and you will find many places that will show you how.

    I've left the basting stitches in. I've seen some basting that shows on the front; I would think those need to be taken out. I'm a "path of least resistance" person so if they don't show, why leave them in? I figure they add more stability to the patch.

    The beauty of EPP is the accuracy comes from the seam (sewing) line not the cutting line--so yes the 1/4" seam allowance is only a guideline. Once in a while on my little hexies the seam allowance is a little less than a quarter, but not a big deal to me as this is going to be used a doll quilt and not get the heavy duty wear a regular quilt would get.

    I just found out I report for jury duty next week and my bag of hexies are going with while I wait!!!
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    I am overwhelmed by the beautiful work turning up here, simply gorgeous. And so many beginners too. Looks like EPP is alive and thriving LOL.
    Mary B

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    Thank you Oksewglad. I've got enough hexies for 6 flowers now, so will try and sew them together tomorrow. I appreciate the encouragement.

    Also, I found an earlier comment by Jakers1 about using a couple of paperclips to hold the fabric and paper together helpful.

    The photos are so lovely. I'm learning alot.
    Laura

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    I've been having a little play with one of my current hexi projects to-day and thought I'd share my progress with you. This will be a twisted star pattern when its finished but what it will finally be, I have no idaa. May applique it onto something.
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    You're very welcome, sewplease.
    That's what's so great about the hexi project--you can start or stop when you want, QuiltnMyra. Then you can move onto another project--another hexi one perhaps! BTW--beautiful colors in this one!
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    QuiltingMyra, what ever that is when you finish will be beautiful, love it so far. What size hexies are you using.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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