Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November swap and !!! a giveaway!!



Hi all,

I sent out the November swap lists on the 1st.  If you  think you should have received these and didn't please let me know as soon as possible.

I mentioned in my note with the lists that I would like to see more chatter on our blog.  This doesn't mean that everyone needs to comment on every post, but heck, most of the time there are NO comments.

So I'm doing a giveaway to motivate you all :)

First though, here are my lovely second round hexies, received from Jane for October's swap, and already sewn onto flowers. (Thanks Jane - as I said they are perfect!)


And here is what I have decided to use as stepping stones between my flowers.


I have quickly come to the realization that I am going to have to make a zillion or so of those green hexies.  So I was intrigued when I read this post - from Hydeeann's linky party - http://shushimquilting.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/wip-wednesday-how-to-glue-baste-epp.html

As you can see this post is about glue basting hexies.... and I'm going to give it a try.  I have ordered not one but two glue sticks and I'm going to be giving one away to one of our Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap members!

What do you have to do to enter this giveaway?  Well any one of our members who posts during November will get their name put in the hat.  And if any of our members comment on someone else's November post during the month of November, that will be another chance to get their name in the hat.  So Ana Maria, Cindy and Dorrit, you already have one chance to win!!

Just to be clear I don't plan on using glue when making hexies for others and I don't think any of us should.  At least not until I take a survey and see how the group feels about it.

So here are the giveaway rules:

1. Be a current member of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap
2. Put up a post during November to get one chance to win
3. Comment on a November post to get another (or a whole bunch) of chances to win

This is going to be fun!!  

Janet 


21 comments:

  1. Great idea as a gift Janet....thanks.

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  2. I always enjoy seeing all the hexies you receive in the mail.

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  3. I never glue my hexies, but often do it with 3x3 squares, finding that the fabric folds better around the paper than when sewn.....

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  4. I am going to try that glue pen. Sure would be faster. The pink hexie is one that I sent you. That is so cool.

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  5. Sue Daley is an Australian quilter who has a business called Patchwork with Busyfingers. You can look her up on line. She has brought using a glue stick to the forefront. I still prefer to baste as I do a lot of my basting on the go and I can also baste and read
    Anyway the point of my comment is that I think glueing especially if you use sues glue stick is becoming very acceptable at least here in Australia

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  6. I love the green you are going to use as stepping stones!!

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  7. I use glue basting mostly on my patchwork of the crosses blocks. So far it works great - stays through stitching it together. I haven't liked it as well with the hexies, I think I bend them around too much.

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  8. i am making tiny hexi's and using glue for the first time :)

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  9. I have made 2 quilts using the glue pen, but I dont use it on the edges. As I find it sticks too hard and the fabric frays when removing the paper. I just put a little dab in the centre of each paper to hold in place while I tack the edges. I have only been a memeber of this group for about 9 months and love.

    Maree
    Sydney Australia

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  10. love your flowers.Not much on glue unless you sew them as you do them.
    GAyle

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  11. Great idea. I have used a glue stick to attach temporary applique pieces prior to stitching.

    Sue

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  12. the glue stick idea is very intriguing

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