Saturday, February 9, 2019

An audience

My MJ seems to think Pokémon like to watch me sew.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A quick what the heck am I actually doing for those who don’t do this stuff

So hexies are A way to quilt and sew together shapes easily and hassle free. You take paper shapes (I print mine out on card stock. Most sizes are available online for free. Free = good. Though you can buy them in stores and online)

So I punch a hole in the middle for removal later on. Makes it much easier. So you take a scrap of fabric (I like squares. Some people cut them to the rough shape some just make sure the fabric fits). Then taking some thread I fold the edges down and tack them down. I don't go through the paper - some people do.

To see them together I just hold them right sides together and use a running stitch - some people whip stitch. I like the way the running stitch shows less. And tada. Because I am using hexagons and pentagons the shape is folding in on itself. After all sides are sewn I then take the wooden cuticle thing that was laying around and pop the paper out. The ones you see in the picture have already been popped out so I can reuse them. (That's why I don't see through the paper). There are many variations of this technique. Everybody has their own preference

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Just need to assemble

One good thing about these hexies (and pentagons) is they are quick and portable and you don need much. Everything I need fits inside the bowl and really could fit in less. Anyways I now have 12 pentagons and 20 hexies. Of course it helps that I try (though I have plenty to still cut down) to cut any scraps down to squares so all I had to do was just pick which fabrics I wanted. Now to assemble

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Alternate use

Of a yarn bowl. It can be used to keep my little hexies. Also keeps them safe from the kitties. Looking at you Murphy