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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hexies

I was one of the lucky winners of a giveaway from Portland Modern Quilt Guild (PMQG) and the prize was two sets of hexagon templates! 

I chose the 1.5 inch and .75 inch sizes.hexies I’ve toyed with the idea of trying these little hexies, but since I’m not fond of cutting little shapes and the chances of me buying an Accuquilt Go! Cutter are slim to none because I’m a tightwad frugal, I pretty much gave it up.  Now, if I’d win a Go! Cutter, that would be a different story:)

hexies 2 It took me about a minute to love these templates! Using your rotary cutter, you cut the fabric with the larger of the pair and your paper with the smaller one. I skipped the hand sewing part and sewed these on my machine just to give it a try. I’ll definitely be trying these by hand soon! Jill has a great tutorial on her blog for using these.

Jill, whose blog is Made on Main Street, sells these templates in her Etsy shop, TabSlot. Jill and her husband make the laser-cut templates in their home and offer a great variety in their shop. While I was choosing the two sizes I wanted from her shop, I spied a circle cutting template and couldn’t resist Jill’s great price.

Circles are the worst shapes for me to cut and this makes it so easy!

circles

Thanks to PMQG and Jill for the great prize!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on your awesome winnings! I've been really itching to try these hexagons for an on-the-go hand-sewing project... one of these days. It will be so nice to have that circle template too! Have fun with these!

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  2. Congrats!!!
    Am i the only one in the sewing world that is yet to make a hexie??? :) i better get with it!!!
    Can't wait to see what you make with them.

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  3. Thanks for your enabling! I bought out the rest of the hexie rulers in her store and had to resist the circle ruler... that can wait for another day!

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  4. Me again! That is a good tutorial. Thanks for sharing that because I needed a good one!

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  5. I am so glad you like them!! The hexagons are addictive, I can't stop. Thanks so much for the great review!

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  6. I'm amazed, for I have those same tools. The hexagon set, and the circle maker. Cute fabrics.

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