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Thread: My GFG Hexes

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    This is how I make my hexes. First (in my case) I cut a 3 inch strip of fabric,fold in half to make a 1.5 inch strip.Put a piece of tape on my triangle ruler 1.5 inches from tip. Place triangle on folded strip (folded edge toward me). Cut on both sides of triangle. This gives me a hexie shape. Attach fabric to card stock (punch a hole in cars stock). Fold fabric over edges of paper, wip stich at corners (no need to remove stiches) Aftersewing remove pin.When hexie are sewn together you may carefully remove paper. I use pointed tweezers , paper can be reused several times.
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    Great tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great technique. Thanks
    I usually use freezer paper and then iron on the back of the fabric.
    I can see this would be a great way to cut the freezer paper.......

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    Thank you...you have made this look so easy... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Great tute. Thanks for sharing.
    ditto

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    Thank you for this great tute :D:D:D

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    This looks like a great way to do your hexies. Everyone has their own way it seems. I cut 2.5 in. squares of fab. pin the paper hex to it, chop off the 4 corners, then baste as you do. I also want to try the freezer paper method at some point in time. Thanks for the tute.

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    Love the tut

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    I like this!!!

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    thanks for the great tutorial

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    Thanks. Great tutorial

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    Thank you for this tutorial! I hope to someday try hexagons and this looks like it will be easy to follow.

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    Thanks so much for this. Love EPP and I really like the way you cut your hexies.
    How big is your finished hex?

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    Thanks for the tute. I've just googled for a good method to make a GFG quilt. I like yours the best. Thanks. :thumbup:

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    basically this is the way I did mine but used the plastic hexes from Brandy that come in a package of 25...I don't take out the basting stitches either. When I remove the plastic hexes I spray starch the finished flower so that it is stable...good take/a/long project

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    GREAT tute !! Thanks !!

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    How very clever. Thanks for sharing.

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    I've pondered this one... and you've streamlined it to where i just might do it... thank you... :thumbup:

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    Great tute, thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Great tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    I'd like to mention one small trick: punching a hole in the middle of the paper is best done before the fabric is stitched around the paper. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca
    This is how I make my hexes. First (in my case) I cut a 3 inch strip of fabric,fold in half to make a 1.5 inch strip.Put a piece of tape on my triangle ruler 1.5 inches from tip. Place triangle on folded strip (folded edge toward me). Cut on both sides of triangle. This gives me a hexie shape. Attach fabric to card stock (punch a hole in cars stock). Fold fabric over edges of paper, wip stich at corners (no need to remove stiches) Aftersewing remove pin.When hexie are sewn together you may carefully remove paper. I use pointed tweezers , paper can be reused several times.
    HTH

    are you just whip stitching the corners? And how are you joining the hexes together after doing that? Are you using a ladder stitch or something similar? And is this all done by hand? Thanks, just trying to understand as I really want to do one of these. Sorry for all the questions.

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    Do you hand stitch each of the hexagons together or hand stitch? I don't see any stitching.

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    Thanks for sharing. Up until now, I've been basting and then removing my stitches. I've got to try this!

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    Lately, I have been very interested in starting a GFG project. This tute is a great way showing how to cut the fabric. And I see how it can be used to cut the paper hexes. But how do you calculate the size of the paper hex?

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