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yoopidou
« Reply #220 on: March 08, 2013 10:49:29 AM »

Kittykill, great idea for the jar and beautiful mantel.
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skatergirl1007
« Reply #221 on: March 08, 2013 12:10:06 PM »

On Tuesday I went to my local quilt shops Prairie Women club and this months handout was for hexagons. So I have decided that I really like making these and am going to make the quilt that we got the pattern for. I need to make 247 1" hexagons and the finished size will be 27 1/2" x 28 3/4". I don't plan on finishing it all this year just get all the hexagons done and get a couple of rows taken care of.
Here are all the ones I have done so far.

And here are my favorites.
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yoopidou
« Reply #222 on: March 08, 2013 02:08:10 PM »

Skatergirl, that's a fantastic project. 247 hexagons? This dazzles my mind!

1 inch hexagons? That's so tiny! That sure will keep you busy.

I am wondering about these hexagons? What do you have to do to make them? Cut them for sure, but do you have to fold the sides, or something else? I'd like to see the front and the back of one hexagon. And how will you attach them together?
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lunamadre
« Reply #223 on: March 08, 2013 09:48:40 PM »

Yay, it's finished! Squirrel Tea Party!

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yoopidou
« Reply #224 on: March 09, 2013 12:07:40 AM »

How adorable, Lunamadre. Are they British squirrels?
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skatergirl1007
« Reply #225 on: March 09, 2013 05:08:39 AM »

Skatergirl, that's a fantastic project. 247 hexagons? This dazzles my mind!

1 inch hexagons? That's so tiny! That sure will keep you busy.

I am wondering about these hexagons? What do you have to do to make them? Cut them for sure, but do you have to fold the sides, or something else? I'd like to see the front and the back of one hexagon. And how will you attach them together?
The hexagons are 1 inch on each side so they are not super tiny. You use a thicker paper, like card stock. My mom bought the pre-cut hexagons from www.paperpieces.com at the quilt shop. My mom likes to cut squares about 2 1/2 inches, I like to cut mine at 3 inches. I think I will get my camera and take some in progress shots.
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« Reply #226 on: March 09, 2013 05:44:37 AM »

Lunamadre!  That's awesome!  Way way better then dogs playing poker. I love it!
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« Reply #227 on: March 09, 2013 05:57:01 AM »

First the paper does not come with the hole in the middle. I used a hole punch to do that so I would not have to pin through the paper and contort the paper. Also I do not stitch through the paper. You can but I just stitch the fabric. So the first picture is where I have trimmed the fabric to between 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch around all the sides.


Then you pick which side to start on and fold it over. Now I go counter clock-wise but you could go the other way. So I then turn the hexie to the left and fold the next side down. So that corner will look like it is a metered corner. I then take a few stitches. Oh and you will want to knot your thread here.


Once you get to the end you just take 4 to 5 stitches and I don't knot my thread. Part of the reason is that if I want to take out these stitches I can do it more easily not knotting it.
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yoopidou
« Reply #228 on: March 09, 2013 10:40:12 AM »

Skatergirl, thanks for all the explanations and pictures. Now, I understand it better and see all the work it is just to create the hexagons.
I am eager to see your progress along the way.
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« Reply #229 on: March 09, 2013 02:04:54 PM »

Skatergirl, the hole in the middle of the background paper is pure genius! I've always hated English paper-piecing because the fabric would shift as I tried to stitch. Your method just makes so much more sense to me.
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