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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014 08:02:37 AM »

I love those fabric choices!  I ordered a Jelly Roll of spring fabrics and I will see how that goes!  I will take a photo of it tonight and post tomorrow.

I have never made hexies so this will be all new for me!  I found this great website with some tips and tricks.  One of the things it says:
Make life easier on yourself by cutting out squares from your fabric instead of a hexagon. This gives you more fabric to turn over, allowing you to easily baste without fussing with only 1/4" of fabric. And don't worry, it will still lay flat with that extra amount of fabric!

Here is the website: http://www.paperpieces.com/index.html

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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014 10:45:52 AM »

I always cut my fabric into squares when I'm making hexies, but I usually trim the corners off as I'm stitching them up. Maybe I should just leave the extra fabric!

I fully intended to use stash fabric for this project, but then when I was at the store getting the floss I need for four (I'm insane) new stitching projects, I saw the fabric Mollie is using out of the corner of my eye, and I had to get it.  Undecided I got enough of the floral to complete the pattern as written, but I didn't get anything for backing or binding yet since I'm still not sure if I will make it into a lap quilt.

lindyv321 - Are you making yours into a quilt?

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014 11:20:35 AM »

Love those colors! 

I am not sure if mine will end up as a lap quilt... all that hand stitching of each hexie has me a bit intimidated..  My goal is to at least stitch up each of the designs then go from there....
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014 04:26:56 PM »

It was very exciting to find the pattern in my e-mail today.  Unfortunately it was snowing so I couldn't go get the last of my supplies (floss and transfer pen).  Can't wait to get started!  I need to dive into the hexie making, but I have so many other projects on my plate right now.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014 04:31:33 PM »

I do love that floral print that Wild Olive used- lucky you ActsofCraftiness for finding some! I had a meeting after work today so I couldn't hit the store for my supplies. I think I can get there tomorrow (so I need to dig out the stack of FQs to make sure I know what colors I need to match).
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014 07:40:18 AM »

Here is the Jelly Roll of spring fabrics I purchased and am going to use it to create the hexies.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014 10:13:49 AM »

I love hexies...and to combine them with the cute embroidery looks like fun...so far, I am loving the fabrics...so beautiful...

I am with gaudiknight...I must work from my stash...I am going to see what I have that I can join in...
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014 10:20:26 AM »

Yay for stashbusting and scrappy hexies!

Quick question - Are people pre-washing their fabrics?  I don't usually for quilty things (I actually like the crinkly effect from shrinkage) but I have no idea how that works with embroidery.  And since I may end up doing pillows instead of a lapquilt, I would welcome any input on the subject.  Crinkly quilts are fine, pillows I'm not so sure about... 
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2014 11:16:13 AM »

lindyv321 - Oooo . . . that fabric is pretty!

gaudiknight - A scrappier look would be nice. You can always tweak the floss colors to work well with your blue and white fabric. I can't wait to see what you do! Also, I might be a weirdo, but I never prewash my fabric for any project.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2014 11:32:29 AM »

You aren't a weirdo...neither do I...most modern fabric shrink so little...I sometimes wash reds to be sure they don't run, but usually only if I can't remember when it was purchased or if it is "mystery" fabric given to me...I also love the crinkly look...

I love that little hexie pouch...might need to make one of those before I even get started...or else a shoebox...
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