Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick Question - polling ideas

I'm simply curious. 

1.  Is there anyone sewing hexagons but NOT paper piecing?

2.  If you paper piece, do you a) roughly trim fabric in a hexagon shape 1/4" bigger than papers, or b) use cut squares and don't trim?

3.  Does anyone use Inklingo to print on fabric and then join shapes with running stitches?

I have always paper pieced, and I trim by eye to the shape of a hexagon, but I see there are other ways to do it.


Mommarock said...

That would be a #2 for me LOL. I trim it first to a square, then pin it to my hexie, then trim it to a hexagon and stitch it around. Lots of them!! And then stitch them together and pull the template out.

Kylie Lloyd said...

I baste squares to my hexagon shapes. Apparently this was how it was originally done in the old quilts.

I take out my papers once all 6 sides are stitched to other hexagons.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I use paper piecing. I find it easiest to cut squares that are the general size of my hexagons. And I don't sew the fabric TO the (cardstock) papers, I tack each corner of the fabric to itself, which makes removing the papers easier. I've been posting about my latest hexagon project on my blog.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I use plastics cut out of milk gallons with a hole punched in them. I pin them on the fabric, roughly cut around them, baste, trim to about a quarter inch with small scissors then sew them together. When all 6 sides are surrounded by others then I take the plastic out.