Monday, March 7, 2011

Question about guidelines

I'm fairly new to Hexie flower swappin' but I love it.  If you've read my blog, you know that I make mine differently than the ones I've seen come my way. My basting goes through the fabric and the paper and the stitching is removed along with the paper when the project is done or along the way.

Would y'all prefer not to receive them that way? I'm not sure if it's a regional method or just the way the instructor who taught my group so many years ago did it. Regardless, I'm having a hard time learning the "new" way of doing the stitching only through the fabric and only on the back.

Help! I want to continue, but not if it's going to cause any problems. What do you think?

Thanks!

12 comments:

  1. I also learnt the method of going through fabric and paper and always made my hexies that way until last year when I changed to basting on the back through the fabric only. My current project has flowers basted both ways.
    I don't mind receiving hexies basted either way.

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  2. Hi Donna, I mind receiving hexies either way. I love to learn from people and through interactions with all you hexaculturalists, I am continually learning.

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  3. Hi Donna,
    I don't think it makes a difference how you get the hexies basted...so you just go ahead and do it the way you know how! I'm just happy to receive hexies for my garden! [smile]

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  4. Hi Donna,
    I'm really happy with receiving hexies made either way. I know lots of others who baste through the papers, so don't worry you are not alone.

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  5. I enjoy getting any hexies, regardless of how they're made. Please continue to make them your way!!

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  6. It makes no difference how it has been made. There are so many different methods. I even read somewhere about holding the corners down with a dab of fabric glue instead of stitching !
    Each hexie you give to a swap partner is a gift, a gift that is going to be gratefully received.

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  7. Whew! I totally feel so much better, everyone. Thanks for your input. I feel like I have an answer now and y'all will get hexie flowers made with love and basting that goes through the paper :)

    As a side note, I learned to do Cathedral Window quilting from the same "older" woman back when I was in my 20s. She taught a group at church a lot of techniques besides just plain old patchwork. I felt honored to learn from her experience and have been passing on "how to sew" to anyone who will listen ever since!

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  8. I used to baste through the paper but changed to going only through the fabric at the back. Either way works for me :-)

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  9. Each of the hexie flowers I have received so far has been basted differently, one glued and I use iron on stabiliser and I don't think anyone has objected so I am ok with how you baste.

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  10. Either way is fine by me too. I've used the tack-through method for years and it wasn't until I started doing the swap that I found out about other methods.

    Do whatever works for you!

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  11. anyway is fine by me I just love to get the flowers :):)

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  12. Hi! - do it your way, I would like to see another way to make hexies.

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