Big Hexies

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One day a month or so ago I got a big hexie ruler and had inspiration from Victoria’s blog and her 15 minutes of play and made “fabric” for big hexies.  They went together very quickly.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with them but today while taking a break from yard work I decided to make a little table topper with them.  I hand stitched them in about 30 minutes! Like I say they went together really fast!

This is done of course totally with little scraps.  I have scrap batting for it and a fat quarter will do for the backing.  I bet I can hand quilt this little baby rather quickly – maybe tonight?

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The ruler – I believe I picked it up at Joanne’s for under $5 when I used my 40% coupon with it.

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I know some of the fabric lines are beginning to sell pre-cut hexies of this size but you know when you have a ton of scraps to use you might want to think about making your own with your scraps – imagine the color you could have in a full size quilt Smile  I guess I better get busy making hexies – well maybe later in the year – I think I’m busy enough right now – or I could keep the sewing machine out and remember 15 minutes of play a day could make me enough hexies to make a queen size quilt in no time at all.

If you decide to do this just keep in mind when you make them to avoid having seam lines at the intersections – makes easier going to put them together in the end.  I’m glad I saw that some place and didn’t make that mistake.

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  • kaholly Mar 16, 2013

    Oh, Karen, I just love them!! I never would have thought to do that, but what a
    scrap buster project!! You’re a genius!
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  • kaholly Mar 16, 2013

    I guess I should say that Victoria is a genius and you are for giving it a try and sharing it with all of us!!
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  • Melanie Goad Mar 16, 2013

    I guess I’ll say “hi” here since I still am having problems with words with friends. The internet is still intermittent and we haven’t heard from anyone in 3 or 4 days.

    I love these assymetrical hexies! awesome design.
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  • Sue Mar 16, 2013

    The hexies are really neat. I love Joann’s 40% off coupons. I’m using one tomorrow to get a new rotary cutter. Mine broke.

  • Karen Mar 16, 2013

    Sue I don’t have a Joann’s near me but one is very near my daughter and so when I go see her I tend to drop by Joann’s and will be even handier now that she is into crafting also.
    Melanie-I thought your internet still was not working properly
    Karen- Victoria is a genius :) I look at her blog all the time and she has great ideas for “making” fabric
    I think these hexies will be a extra large mug rug for my computer table :)

  • audrey Mar 16, 2013

    Love te big hexies! Very fun!

  • Debra Mar 16, 2013

    Karen, Awesome. I love the big hexies and scrappy is even better. Some fussy cut bits would be good too!
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  • Diane Mar 17, 2013

    I pulled out this same ruler last night to give it a try. I only got as far as taking the wrapping off…then I got sidetracked with something else. But I never would have thought to use it the way you did, that is so fun! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing.

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