Thursday, 19 August 2010

Hexagon hints - how to help your stripes hit the spot

Still on my hexagon kick, and I've been trying a few ways too ensure more accurate placement of the stripes:

  1. A dab of water soluble glue in the centre of the hexagon to hold it to the fabric - good but the far corners still tend to move about and go askew

  2. A strip of glue along the side edges of the paper - not so good as the glue catches on the needle and makes it very hard to stitch

  3. Swiss iris lace pins pinned parallel to the stripes through the middle of the hexagon, and then with another pin at right angles - perfect.

Off to west Wales this week, with my hexagons, and hoping to visit the Jen Jones Quilt Centre and the National Wool Museum, in between canoeing, climbing and beach activities here.

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