My keyboard is smoking! I let off a little steam in a new article for QuiltingHub.
Hexagons are driving me crazy these days!
In reverse order:
4. English Paper Piecing Rescue
3. Choice of Methods – EPP or Running Stitch
2. Bad Info about Fussy Cutting – Oh No!
1. Size of Hexagons
Are you are crazy about hexagons too? If so . . .
. . . click to see Crazy about Hexagons on QuiltingHub!
Monkey’s Best Tip
quilters who have actually used it. – See more at: http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Articles/ctl/ViewArticle/mid/462/ArticleID/210#sthash.sTS0SrQR.dpuf
It’s a good idea to get advice about using Inklingo
from quilters who have actually used it.
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Monkey says it will be very interesting to see the ratings from non-Inklingo quilters too. (Some of them might not like it.)
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It’s a perfect day to sit on the porch. 82F (28C) with a light breeze. I’ve got a nice shady spot and a pile of hexagons, okay?
I hope you enjoy the new article and that it inspires you to sew some hexagons too.
Linda & Monkey
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5 thoughts on “Crazy about Hexagons on QuiltingHub”
I think we need to piece in public like the knitters have a knit in public day. I was at a community breakfast and had long finished eating. The menfolk in my family were still eating and talking so I pulled out my piecing. A lady commented on what I was doing and I showed her my pieces and that lines were printed directly on the fabric. I explained about Inklingo and that there was a free shape collection available to try. She is a hand piecer and has used templates (she makes) for years. She thought it would be too difficult to use on the computer but I gave her some printed fabric pieces to take home and try herself.
I think I will have some note cards with the site printed and some printed fabric pieces available for give away in case the question comes up again. Something tangible that a person could take with them to try just might get them hooked.
As for why anyone would want to go to all the trouble that traditional EPP involves I can’t understand that. Inklingo lets you get right to the joy of watching the fabric and patterns come together. Nancy
I just learned EPP in the last year as part of making a quilt project at Craftsy. While I thought the EPP would give me all sorts of trouble which is why in 40+ years of quilting I had never attempted it, it didn’t and I fell in love. It was the foundation paper piecing stars with everything going upside down and backwards (in my dyslexic mind) that got that project put away with the last two blocks undone!
Anyhow, I enjoy the EPP because when the arthritis in my hands isn’t acting up, I can baste about 20 hexagons in a evening. That was why I liked it. Even if I wasn’t up to actully sewing at my machine, I could still do hand work. However, I had no idea on how to do the fussy cut piecing really well. Then on Pinterest I saw the Lucy Boston blocks and fell even more in love and wanted to make a quilt with them. I had been collecting brown and pink fabric for years now to make a chocolate covered cherry quilt. I realized that the heaxagons would be perfect. So I went hunting for the template for the POTC designs and found your site. Very impressive and I’m sure it is much more efficient use of time and limited hand strength. Alas, Uncle Sam seems to be taking all our ‘disposable’ income this year, so I might not be able to purchase what I need for a bit, but in the meantime I can learn more about the process.
Loved your article….very informative and quite truthful! I have tried EPP and gave up as too much work! Haven’t tried Inklingo yet as have too many other projects going, but it looks like the most logical way to do the blocks and save fabric at the same time. I have been following you for several years and greatly enjoy your sense of humor and Monkey’s antics! Keep up the good work.
Wonderful article Linda. I tried English Paper Piecing and I can’t stand it. I used to draw my shapes using templates. I still do when I have shapes not available from Inklingo. Thanks Linda.
I wish we could leave comments on the Quilting Hub articles – that is a great article!