Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Call Out to the Hexie Makers of the World!! :-)

I have been talking for weeks about making some hexies but now that I am ready to start, I am not sure how to figure out a 1" hexie.  Do I measure along the side to get the 1" or do I measure across the hexegon to get the 1"?  
I would appreciate some help from those of you that make your hexies using paper templates!!
P.S. If these are your hexies, would you let me know so I can give you credit??

Thank you all for any assistance you can send my way!!

8 comments:

Linda said...

Kris, try Google. Lots of sites to help you. Here is one:


http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/tutorial-how-to-draw-hexagon-for-quilt-block.html

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kris:
My understanding is that a 1" hex is the length of each side, not the overall measurement. Here's another link that you might find helpful:
http://moxyideas.com/?page_id=328

xoxo
Donna

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Kris, here's a couple of youtube videos that have helped me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gePOfMiIxQ&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVkV8JBNaIQ&feature=fvwrel

Manda said...

This is the post I originally found for hexies last year. Lots of links at the bottom to different hexie posts!

http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/10/adventures-in-hexagons.html

Pauline said...

Hi Kris, I use this template for my 1" hexies

http://daisyquilts.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-pincushion-and-1-inch-hexie.html

I sure wish those hexies on your blog were mine!

Peggy H. said...

I can send a template if you like. Looks like someone already beat me to the punch on that one though. BTW: For those of you who do these, I have found that the best paper to use is parchment paper, like that shaded paper you use for calligraphy to make it look old. It is just a bit heavier than copy paper, but not near as heavy as cardstock so it holds it shape well.

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Chris said...

I am bad and just buy the little precut thingies. :0

Vroomans' Quilts said...

http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/

I print my own out on card stock with this web site. I punch a hole (2 in larger ones) in the center to help with the removal. The size of the hexie is the side measurement. I make them just as embellishments - couldn't fathom doing a grandmother's garden quilt.