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    Hexi Addiction

    I am a hexi addict. Are there any more of you out there? Would love to hear your stories and see your work. Do you buy your papers or make them yourself? Do you like to work with big ones or little ones? Do you enjoy appliquing them to a background or make your whole project from them or both? Do you like to take-along stitch or curl up in front of TV or a warm fire in winter and stitch?
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    Wow...I don't even know where to start to answer all these questions....lol
    BUT I can say yes love all the hexis you mentioned but only made one that the flowers were appliqued to the background and loved it and was made of 1930s fabric...and now I just ordered custom made hexi dies for my studio to start cutting kits with it. I am thrilled and can't wait to receive them next week.
    I am wanting to have the courage to make one with Batiks as I think it would look weird as my eyes are used to seeing this pattern only in 1930s so we'll see how that goes.
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    Just got into the hexagon thing a few days ago, and it is certainly addictive! I bought some precut paper hexies from paperpieces.com and started with scraps - planning a small square centre mat for my dining table to protect the table from the fruit basket. Most of the time I do it in front of the TV but have been surprised with how info you can get on the web - several different ways to baste round the hexagons.
    Hopefully I can post a picture once it is complete.

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    I have just recently wandered into the world of EPP hexies and I love it! I work part time at a small pet supply/dog grooming store. I have lots of down time, depending on foot traffic. I started doing hexies to pass the time. I've gotten a lot done. My goal is to make a scrappy 1 1/4" Hexie throw where every single Hexie is made from a different fabric. I have lots of scraps but I did buy several of the Moda Mini Charms which are the perfect size. I cut my own Hexie shapes out of Mylar template plastic. It is heat resistant and I am able to press them after spraying with a good dose of Bounce Ironing spray and then I remove the Mylar template. The hexies are very firm and hold their shape and then I store them in a bamboo silverware drawer organizer until I am ready to sew them together. This picture was taken when I first started working on them
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    Here is a Hexie calculator to figure out how many you need for a project. http://www.cddesigns.com/PaperPiecing/number.html
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    I just finished my first true hexie quilt and I used my 60 degree triangle to cut them, I folded my fabric in half and got a hexie. Now I'm debating borders as the pattern doesn't call for borders. It was a lot of fun to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnMyra View Post
    I am a hexi addict. Are there any more of you out there? Would love to hear your stories and see your work. Do you buy your papers or make them yourself? Do you like to work with big ones or little ones? Do you enjoy appliquing them to a background or make your whole project from them or both? Do you like to take-along stitch or curl up in front of TV or a warm fire in winter and stitch?
    Yep, I'm an addict. Just getting ready to applique my 3rd quilt top to a stright edge border. (Need to have it quilted by next March for a wedding gift) I print my papers from a site on the computer and cut them out. Mine are all 1 inch hexies. So far that is. May make some changes in the future. I make my whole project with hexies. I applique the whole quilt top to a stright edge border. I have done applique on the borders however. I do both take along and and TV/warm fire stitching. For inspiration, see this blog, http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/ Thlis lady does some really nice things with hexagons, and diamonds. I plan to do my next quilt using her instructions for paper piecing the hexies. That really changes the look of those little darlings!!

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    Just started my first hexi project. I am using the 1/2 inch hexies from Paper Pieces. Not sure what I will do with them yet but it is relaxing and addictive.

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    I too am a hexi addict. Working on a grandmothers flower garden quilt for my bed. Its a few rows larger than the photo and I only need to make 14 more of the colored flowers and about 24 of the cream flowers to be done. I worked on this all summer and have now slowed down on it. Need to pull it out again while watching TV in the evenings. Sorry the photo is sideways!

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    It took me two years to do this version of Grandmother's Flower Garden. I made my own after buying a package of the expensive plastic templates. It certainly saves time on doing all that paper ripping.
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    I'm doing a hexi the way my mother taught me. I cut a template out of plastic, and draw my seam lines lightly. I put a darker dot on each corner. She cuts hers with scissors, but I cut them out with a rotary cutter and little ruler laid on the quarter inch. I sew them old school, I guess, with regular piecing seams and matching dots to dots. My hexies are 1.5 inch on each side, and my mom's are 1 inch on each side. I have some typical flowers in mine, but it's a picture quilt with sun and flowers in green, and night sky with snow and snowflakes in blue and white.

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    Oh WOW, what great comments and lovely, lovely work. Charming, do you design your kits yourself? Sounds like a very exciting venture you are just launching there. Don't be nervous about batiks, I have a friend who is not a quilter at all. She caught the hexi bug from others in our sewing group and just jumped right in and with batiks. She is making a throw, coverlet style, 1" hexies, and its stunning.

    I am playing around with half inch babies on and off, filling in time in the car. Also have a couple more projects on the go and will add some pictures later. I haven't started a Grandmother's Garden yet but the beauties on here are really inspiring me. Love the one you have linked too Humbird. What a magic site eh.

    Love your storage idea Auntpiggy and many, many thanks for the calculator. I haven't seen anything like that before.
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    Not my cup of tea! They are beautiful, but I cower from them! I just noticed that Accuquilt Go has several new dies for all sizes of hexies.

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    My personal challenge for myself a few yrs ago was a GFG and I did finish piecing, maybe this winter will quilt it. I used freezer paper hexes, ironed onto strips of fabric then cut out adding seam allowance then took to my sewing machine and machine basted. Then as I needed to work on a flower, took it out of storage box and whip stitched it together.....recently I have found a book that does them beginning with a circle.....no basting or drawing seam lines or whatever...just follow the directions with needle and thread and a hex is created out of that circle quickly. May tempt me to do another..............am planning to order the large circle die from accuquilt for this.

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    I just purchased my first set of hexi papers and have been working on the pieces. Don't know what design I'm going to do yet but I'm sure having fun making them!

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    I bought a pak of 1inch hexie paper at AQS show this summer and the small Moda blocks. Now I'm hooked. It is a nice project to take along wherever you go.
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    Judy5cents, love your grandmothers garden, it resembles one I have been working on for the last couple of years. I am making single row flowers like yours but my neutral is white with white center. I purchased a good supply of 1 1/2 inch hexies for it and I am hand basting the fabric to the papers and then hand sewing everything together. I have a small plastic kit that I pick up and take in the car when we go almost anywhere and in the summer, sit on the porch working on some while the dogs are swimming and playing.

    More recently I found a "rose star" on the web that I fell in love with and have made my own hexies then duplicated and printed on card stock at a print shop. The hexies start at 3 1/2" for the center of the star and then are cut into different sized pieces to reassemble. I am using a glue stick to form the fabric to the paper and then hand sewing the pieces together. So yes, I am addicted to hexies, love the look.

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    I am totally hooked on them. I use the mylar templates (Brandys] because they can be used again and again. Take a look at pinterest under GFG and hexies--there are lots of good ideas including some very unique decorative pillows. Hexies are such a portable project, so always keep some in the car and in my purse.

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    I made my first hexi table runner last fall and I am now hooked. They are a nice take a long project.
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    I was wondering if anybody uses Inklingo to make their hexies?

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    I would like to introduce you ladies to a new book "Quick & Easy Hexie Quilts by Dr. Peggy G.Rhodes and Julia C Wood published byAQS. It is by far the easiest way to make hexagons I have seen. You start with a CIRCLE ! ! Yes, circles. The book has been out for less than a year and is a wonderful book. Very well written and hundreds of pictures showing how to make them without a PATTERN ! ! !

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    Add me to the list of hexagon addicts. I like little ones, big ones, fussy cut, whatever. I usually use the precut papers but have recently learned how to make them from a circle...really fast and easy.

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    Yes, my name is Quiltbeagle and I'm a hexie addict. They're like potato chips aren't they? Can't have just one! I print my own hexies on card stock from a free website and keep a small portable case filled with hexie-making supplies so I can grab it and go on a moments notice. Great for something to do when riding in the car or when band rehearsal runs late and I'm waiting to pick up the kids at school. I've yet to complete my first big hexie-quilt since it's an project I only work on part time, but it's coming along.

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    I am making a GFG quilt with 1" hexies. I cut papers from card stock from a web site I found and cut the fabric into 2.5 inch squares, snipping off the corners. I fold the fabric over the paper form, and hold it in place with 2 paper clips. I baste the fabric into the hexie. I can do about 20 or more in an hour. I also found that using a small (very small) binder clip when stitching the hexies together keeps them tight and saves on the fingers. I am making the flowers and them putting white around them. I plan to connect them all with green hexies, then figure out what to do from there. I also have everything in a plastic case with 3 separate bins, so I can pick it up and go. I have 65 flowers done, all but 11 have the white hexie around them. Once they are all done, I will put them on the design wall for placement and add the green for the rows. I will send a photo when I am able to get to this part.

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    Last year I started making a hexi table runner for BFF. Her dining table is long so I am still adding to it. Hope to have it finished for Christmas this year. Plan to appliqué it to the backing. The hexis have 1" sides. My son and wife just had a baby boy and I have been staying with them to help. Have gotten quite done but wish I had brought more to work with. I use freezer papers and sew up around those.

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