Half Inch Hexies and More

accuquilt, Handful of Scraps, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

My half inch hexie die cutter arrived from AccuQuilt yesterday and although I did play with it a little bit to try it out I didn’t get any stitched.

The Half Inch Die on the right that I point to is for the papers, and the die on the left for the fabric.  For the fabric it says you can use 5 inch charms but there is waste that way, I tried it and had enough fabric left over to do another section of three – I think I measured the space as 5×2.5 – something like that.

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I used some scraps and some freezer paper – that fabric is a 5 inch charm – you can see the waste – when I start for something that isn’t just trying it out I will measure it and not have that waste.

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the sides of the paper is half inch  – this practice hexie is ready to baste and piece.

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LOL – comparison in size for what it would be finished after basting –the paper is the size it finishes at.

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I tossed the witch in the trash –  it wasn’t working out LOL – I will stick with simple.  Sometimes simple is better than messing up when you are not experienced at a method!!  Templates just laying on the fabric still needs to be sewn down.  I need a lot more practice with machine applique before I tackle something more complicated then this – this is hard enough as it.

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Worked in this area of Final Frontier on Tuesday night.

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The area of neutral hexies that I have been stitching are now all joined in one piece and pinned to the wall – ready now to join two sections of neutrals to the main body of Handful of Scraps.

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6 comments… add one
  • Kathi Sep 22, 2016

    Love your 1/2″ hexi die… you will do lots with that and once you get your fabrics cut to a no waste size can do layers too right?? I am glad you are enjoying this… kinda like a counted cross stitch pattern but with little hexies it seems to me 🙂 Final Frontier is such an awesome looking quilt.. I look forward to seeing it in all it’s glory when you are done.. you seem to be making good progress on it and on Handful of Scraps 🙂
    Have fun with that bag for Aniya… she will love it no matter what is on it I am sure !!!
    Kathi
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    • Karen Sep 22, 2016

      you can cut up to 6 layers of fabric easily with the accuquilt – so yes once you figure out what size to cut your square or rectangle to place over the die cutting area there is very little waste of fabric. I got out the scrap box and grabbed 3 pieces to try it out

  • Tazzie Sep 22, 2016

    Love the hexie die, that would save so much time! You’ve certainly been a busy bee!
    Hugs
    Tazzie
    🙂

    • Karen Sep 22, 2016

      yes the die does save time – I am trying to buy only those dies that I think I will use a lot. I have some from a set that I bought when I got the machine that I have not touched yet. I really need to look them over an decide what quilts to make with them.

  • Marianne Sep 22, 2016

    Paul gave me a circle die with 3 sizes for Christmas. I plan to use the small one for the paper and the larger one for the fabric, too… when I need circles. Right now I’m still working on putting the curved log cabin blocks together.

    I gasped when I read that you threw away the witch! But I would have done the same thing. When a project is that frustrating, sometimes that’s the best thing to do, rather than stress over it. Good for you! I like the new, simpler design, especially on that polka dotted fabric.

    • Karen Sep 22, 2016

      yes I tossed the witch – it wasn’t working out and it was all fused in place – I would have had to cut more pieces and fuse exactly over the other pieces that I didn’t like and then maybe the stitches would have shown through – it was easiest just to toss it — good idea on the circle die – for the hexies I am cutting freezer paper templates with the smaller die – you can press the freezer paper down to the backside of the hexie and then baste – the freezer paper will pop out easily when you are done.

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