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« on: April 28, 2012 08:49:04 PM »

A couple months ago at an all-day sew with my quilt guild I asked a friend to help me with hexies. I had tried them on my own but had trouble with them. She showed me a few tricks and now I love hand stitching hexagons! I needed a table runner and used mostly cute fabric I had picked out from another friend's scrap bags. I don't love how I did the binding and am contemplating re-doing it, but for now am happy with my bright table runner!







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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 09:19:18 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012 10:24:13 PM »

Great work! I tried hexies and gave them up, I didn't like doing them - too fiddly or something. Maybe I just needed a friend with some tricks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012 05:06:05 AM »

So pretty and has an aged look because of the muted shades of color. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012 07:00:57 AM »

Hexis!!! I just love this, Mare. You chose such great fabrics.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012 08:42:55 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012 09:41:56 AM »

I just discovered Hexies the other day. I haven't tried them yet, but I love the look. Your table runner looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012 11:24:19 AM »

Thanks guys!
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012 04:02:02 AM »

This is awesome, MareMare.  You need to share your hexie tips.  And I don't know why you  don't like the binding!
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012 06:58:25 AM »

Up close the binding doesn't look great lol!

The main thing I learned was that instead of using a template to cut out out the fabric so that the fold over part was exactly 1/4 inch bigger, was to just pin the paper template to my fabric and freeform cut around it with the scissors so there was more like 1/2 inch of fabric to fold over. Made a world of difference in being able to baste them faster and more easily! The other thing was that two different people showed me how they basted the hexies so I tried both to see what I liked better. One was just stitching through each "corner" once and to stitch through the paper, and the other was to take tiny stitches (two to a "corner") and not go through the paper, just get a little of each side of the fold.
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