Hexagon Friday

Got another flower made for my part 5 Soupcon and some more prepped.  Thought I'd have a lot of sit down time, but I didn't.  So the only one I got made was one at the Opthamologist office while I waited for my mother. That took 2 hours, but the time flew as I was doing hexies.  I've decided to change threads when I sew different parts and I like the finish better. Takes a little more time, but worth it.

I stumbled on a blog post about using a hexagon punch to make the templates out of insert cards in magazines.  I checked Jo-Ann's and Michaels and they both have it - just not willing to pay the price they want for them.  So I went to Geta Gama's blog and found templates for my next hexie project.

I looked through a couple of magazines and pulled out those insert cards - they're just the right thickness for hexagon pieces.  I printed a page from Geta's free pages and cut out a template and then used it to cut one from thin teflon.  I  got five hexagon pieces from one card!  I love recycling.  Now whenever I go through a magazine I'll be saving those cards to make more hexies.  Maybe when that punch is 50% off and I have a 15-20% off total purchase coupon, I'll buy one. 

What have you been up to? Would love to see your eye candy - hexie or otherwise, new, old or in dreaming stage. Linky below.  Ends Monday, midnight.
I'm linking to Richard's Link A Finish Friday and TGIFF. Have a look.

Comments

  1. Looks like you did a lot to me. Still lovin' those fabrics.

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  2. thanks for the link and infor on the cutter-I bought a bag of precuts to get me started but thats pretty expensive too

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  3. Sometimes the coupons are restricted and doesn't work for the cutters :(

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  4. Your hexies are coming along! Sew beautiful!

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  5. Terrific fabric/color choices!

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  6. I didn't know about the punches. I see that Amazon has the large, which is 3/4" sides, for $13.62. That's the size I use. On the other hand, I bought 1500 of them from Paper Pieces years ago, and haven't used very many to the point of throwing them away, so I think I won't do that, either. =) 750 are still $19.00, and you can reuse them a LOT of times.

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  7. Wow that blue and gold looks fabulous on the grey. What a great use for those magazine inserts, they always bug me, but now I'll look at them just a little differently. Great way to recycle.

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  8. What a great idea to use those pull-out cards for hexies. I really love those colors and fabrics you're using!

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  9. Nice! What a great idea to use those cards for the paper pieces/templates.

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  10. Thanks for the tip about Geta templates. I use to cut all generic cardbord for my hexies. Your flowers looks beautiful in blue and gold. I'm happy for linking this weekend.

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  11. hexi's are my go to travel companion too! They make every appointment wait worthwhile and ever long trip enjoyable!!! Yours are adorable. I too am going to check out that template idea...thanks!

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