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Old 10-11-2015, 03:43 PM
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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.

Totally forgot about watching this episode until I saw lynnie's
post "crazy for hexies".

Well that prompted me to search the internet for a "refresher"
on the program I saw.

Darned if that did not have me wanting to make one just to
"try" it for myself. I must confess it is WAY easier for me to
make hexies like that than it is from templates and cutting
fabric into hexie shapes.

I can see a quilt being made with them someday.


Anyone else use this method?
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:56 PM
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For me cutting circles is harder than cutting hexies. If you want more than one of a fabric you can cut trips then cut the sides. Straight lines are way easier to cut than curved.
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a few of my guild members do it, but i've not tried it yet
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Works well for me. Much easier than cutting hexies
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Would love to see it. I agree doing strips works really well for me.
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I am currently working on some hexies. I have just been using squares of fabric and the Sew Line glue pen to turn the edges and glue to the paper hexies I have for templates. Hand sewing them together. This works for me but you probably should try a couple of different methods to see what you like best.
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I did enough of them to make one flower. It works well but there is quite a bit of fabric thickness. I think I will make mine into a hot pad. Doing a quilt with flannel instead of batt would make it be easier to quilt through.
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Louise- try you tube. I remember seeing it. I use a glue stick and glue my hex paper( usually glossy junk mail) down to fabric and roughly cut a piece of fabric to go around the paper. I then baste the fabric down and sew them together. Jeanne will post a picture for me of the dog bone as I have so far. I see her on Tuesday.
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The problem with any of these methods is you wind up with these little hex shaped pieces of fabric. Hexes mean Y-seams, Y seams mean a lot of hand work. When you are finished, it looks like the floor in my grandmother's Bronx tenement building in the mid 60s.

Just teasing you all. You all go gettum.

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Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
The problem with any of these methods is you wind up with these little hex shaped pieces of fabric. Hexes mean Y-seams, Y seams mean a lot of hand work. When you are finished, it looks like the floor in my grandmother's Bronx tenement building in the mid 60s.

Just teasing you all. You all go gettum.

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Y seams don't necessarily mean "hand work"....

....and I'm sure your grandmas floor in that tenement bldg was beautiful at one time....hand laid....a lost art!
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