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Making hexies from circles

Old 10-12-2015, 04:17 AM
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Yes, the originator of that way has a book or two out, also a website, but don't remember her name now. By joining the circles in a specific way a hexie is formed.....two sided actually....a cute thing, no templates..I used my GO and die to cut the circles.....I have the book somewhere......
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
I was watching a recorded episode of a sewing program
(sadly I can't remember which one), but the guest on the
show showed how to make hexies using circle pieces of fabric.
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Anyone else use this method?
You might check out http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...+hexagon+quilt

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Old 10-12-2015, 04:54 AM
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I have cut my hexes using a metal template that has embedded a very rough texture on the back. I cut a 2.5" strip and cut with the tiny 18mm rotary cutter cutting just to two ends. So simple and quick.
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http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cut.../6/3/hexagami/

This is a link to a tutorial. Make sure to scroll down the page. Fast and easy!
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I am working on one and I'm not sewing y seams. I make a flower first and then add my path.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:33 AM
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Yes, my best friend wrote a book about them. It is called, "Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts" by Dr. Peggy G. Rhodes and Julia C. Wood published by AQS. It has been a big for the past couple of years or so. AQS is doing a second printing. The book is really good and is illustrated in full color.
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Originally Posted by Vat View Post
Yes, my best friend wrote a book about them. It is called, "Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts" by Dr. Peggy G. Rhodes and Julia C. Wood published by AQS. It has been a big for the past couple of years or so. AQS is doing a second printing. The book is really good and is illustrated in full color.

Yes! That's the one I'm thinking of...it is fun and fast!
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Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
I am working on one and I'm not sewing y seams. I make a flower first and then add my path.
That's how I do it too!
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:41 AM
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I learned to make hexies with squares with the corners cut off. I then center the fabric over a paper hexie, and fold over the edges, holding it in place with a paper clip. I hand sew it together, folding over the corners, making a small stitch at the corner before going to the next one. Works for me. I can make a ton of them in a short time. I am using a 1" hexie with 2 1/2 inch squares, pressing them when they are done to make sewing them together easier. The left over squares (and I have a lot of them) are being used for enders and leaders and I am stringing those together to make another quilt. Double duty!


I am making a GFG with them, and sewing them together by hand a well with a whip stitch.
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Originally Posted by Vat View Post
Yes, my best friend wrote a book about them. It is called, "Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts" by Dr. Peggy G. Rhodes and Julia C. Wood published by AQS. It has been a big for the past couple of years or so. AQS is doing a second printing. The book is really good and is illustrated in full color.
Julia came to speak at a guild I'm in & then taught a class the next day. I wound up taking the class too & what fun!
Of course I started a quilt & am working on it off & on but I still like regular hexies & am quilting one right now.
Have fun that's what we go for.
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