Saturday, March 8, 2014

Get your Hex on!

fabric hexagons
Are you ready to be hexed by Hexagons? 

At the March 17 meeting of the Choo Choo Quilters, we'll continue the year with a program on another technique done by hand—English Paper Piecing with hexagons. The program will be presented by Veronica Hofman-Ortega and Team Sherry.

If you'd like to participate in the hands-on portion of the program, bring the following supplies to the meeting:
  • hand sewing needle (milliners or sharp are good choices)
  • 100% cotton sewing thread in a neutral color (50wt. or thinner)
  • thread conditioner (like Thread Heaven) if you have it
  • small, sharp sewing or embroidery scissors
  • thimble (optional)
  • straight pins
  • at least 7 small pieces of 100% quilters cotton fabric* (approximately 3" x 3" square). At least one of the fabrics should be a contrasting color.
* For this technique, it is helpful to starch your fabrics with sizing, Best Press, or similar product, especially if your fabrics have been pre-washed.

If you have a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, or a quilt that incorporates hexagons in the patchwork, please bring it for Show and Tell. We'll be showing off our "hexie" selves at the meeting.

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