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 I fell in love with the gfg ever since I saw a link in the BOM I am doing with Craftsy. Heaxagons and EPP were one month's block. The 'to do or not to do" dilemma lasted for a month or two. Too many people were talking about how they have been doing it for two/three years. And of course a big problem for me was the access to fabric. I looked through my wardrobe to see which ones I could turn into scraps. And dithered. Finally I got my hands on some floral fabrics thanks to a warm-hearted friend who shopped on my behalf and with some scraps have made a start. 

I am cutting the hexagons on the go - meaning when i have a small stack of them I start stitching them up. I am experimenting with stiff plastic, invitation cards, paper and even glossy prospectus to cut the hexagons. And so starts my journey as of July 22, 2012. 

Cutting the hexagons by hand does make them not so perfect. While making up the flowers, the difference in size though miniscule prevents the seams from matching up. Does anyone have a tip to help overcome this problem? And no, I do not have access to buying pre-cut hexagons. 

I have already managed to make a small pile of hexagons. Now to make flowers.

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Comment by Sobana Sundar on July 30, 2012 at 7:28am

Linda _ I dont have a problem in cutting the fabric as I am using squares. My problem is with the paper piece.

Jan - Are you doing a full-size quilt or a small one. BOM is fun and I am waiting to learn the new blocks.

Comment by Jan Blixt on July 29, 2012 at 7:58pm

I too was inspired by the Craftsy bom to start a hexagon quilt. I decided to do a scappy one. I was able to order precuts from paper pieces so that was helpful. I have all my fabrics gathered and a sewing kit together and I took them to the lake so I can have something to do when the weather isn't good to be outdoors. I think this will be more of a winter project!

Comment by LKC on July 29, 2012 at 5:16pm

I rotary cut mine using the paper or plastic as my quide; the rotary ruler is placed on top of the pattern piece. Any odd piece can be done this way so you can have sharp edge. It is wise to cut a strip the size plus 1/2" height. Like 2 1/2"x 45".

Comment by Sobana Sundar on July 29, 2012 at 8:25am

Michelle  - You are on! My target is to keep me motivated - does not mean I will finish them though. but this week I did finish 100 hexies and a flower. Beginner's enthusiasm.

Comment by Sobana Sundar on July 29, 2012 at 8:21am

Cat lady - thank you for the link but as I was telling someone else here I cannot order from here. Never mind. I did find a site online with templates. But I accept your tip about changing paper. i did experiment with card and paper and realise that I may have some difference because of that. I will stick to one now. I will have to struggle with the 100 hexagons that I have already made though.

Maryam - thank you for that generous compliment. i took a peek at your quilts and came away with a complex. I am not sure what I am doing in a place like this where every one seems so accomplished!

Comment by Michelle K on July 29, 2012 at 8:15am

Sobana, I will join in the GFG.. I don't think I will be able to get as much done as you are striving for but I will let you know updates if you will do the same.  I sent you a friend invite so we will be able to communicate through e-mail ect.  I will try to get some pics posted to my page of what I have done.  I certainly need encouragement to get moving on it.  Thanks for the invite :-)  

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 29, 2012 at 7:57am

Sobona, I did a search of this sight and did not find an EPP template pattern. However, I did see they have a number of the Paper Pieces.com design patterns available.  If you click on this underlined word  it will take you to the Quilt With Us search page I found.

When sewing your pieces together try and match those corner points, letting any excess fall between.  I have discovered that changing from one form of paper to another can also be a change in size, since you need to consider the thickness of the "paper."  For example, a plastic "paper" is thicker than cardstock which is also minutely thicker than regular paper.

Comment by MARYAM/MO on July 29, 2012 at 6:17am

You GFG is looking great so I look forward to seeing your project as you progress!

Comment by Sobana Sundar on July 29, 2012 at 1:19am

Michelle I am still having trouble navigating this site so do you mind telling me where I can locate the EPP templates.

Comment by Sobana Sundar on July 29, 2012 at 1:07am

Thank you Pam for the encouragement.

Michelle I will look for the templates though I did find some on the net and am using them at present. Maybe you should pick up your gfg and we can do it together. I have set myself a target of 100 hexagons a week and a few flowers. Care to join?

Cat lady - That was exactly the kind of reaction I was looking. I was sure I could not be the only one cutting hexagons and having this problem. I too wondered if once the template was out the points would match. Thank you.

Thank you B.J.Elder for the warm reaction.

Maryam I do not have a printer and dont think I can get freezer paper so that option is ruled out for me. I will check the link you gave me. Thank you.

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