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Thread: Little plastic thingies!

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    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    Hi Guys,

    Could you tell me what the little plastic hexagons to make a grandmothers garden quilt are called?

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    Caroline

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    quilt Patti's

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    Im not sure that I know what you mean, but I think you are looking for the hexagon template? Not sure if that was helpful or not. =/

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    Do you mean the template?
    You can make your own. Here is a neat way to do it:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/G/Grand...rdenBlock.html

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    quilt patis, (I have some and love them)

    http://quiltpati.tripod.com/id12.html

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    They are English paper piecing foundations, and are meant to be re-used.

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    I think you mean template....then you mark on to cardstock or scrap and cut them up and there you have your paper foundations. I do believe you can buy laser cuts of the foundation papers...but I do it the old fashioned way!

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    I got my reuseable ones here and just love them.

    http://www.brandysquiltpatterns.com/mylarpcs.html

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    I didn't want to spend the $$$ on templates...
    so I used this website http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/ to create the size hexies I wanted and printed a few sheets.

    (Just save the file so that if you need more you can print them.)

    I re-use my papers until they wear out!

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    make your own templates using old cardboard (the thin kind is great)....any money saved is good!!!

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    thanks for the link :thumbup:

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    I use freezer paper over and over! I cut out the template and iron them on :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I use freezer paper over and over! I cut out the template and iron them on :)
    Awesome idea! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by incoming2me
    I didn't want to spend the $$$ on templates...
    so I used this website http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/ to create the size hexies I wanted and printed a few sheets.

    (Just save the file so that if you need more you can print them.)

    I re-use my papers until they wear out!
    Me too! I print on card stock. I use a hole punch to punch a whole in the middle of each one so they are easier to remove! and I cut them out with an x-acto knife because its easier than using scissors!

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    I have a laminator..I printed out the template laminated the sheet and cut them out. Used a hole punch to the center and they work awesome.

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