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Ganado, TX 77962
Welcome to Part II of the Half Hexi Quilt Tutorial, a free Sew-Along! Part I talked about the materials you need, cutting your fabric, and organizing your pieces for MODA’s freeTiddlywinks pattern, available to download from our “Files” tab in the Friends of Two Chicks Quilting Facebook group. Let’s start putting it together! Watch and sew along with Julie, the video is posted on our YouTube channel.
Julie’s preferred method is chaining the pieces together with her machine set to hover and always using a leader fabric. Here you can see how the pieces are matched up and there’s no dog ears to worry about!
After the piecing Julie makes sure to put them back in their original position to keep track of where they go. Staying organized while you work will save time and avoid frustrations! If you’re worried about mixing up the placement of the fabric once you’ve laid it out and started the piecing, take a quick picture!
To prepare for stitching the rows together, it is best to line up the hexis. There is no need to bother with lining up the edges. If you press your seams in the right directions, they will nest!
You can pin, but we like to use these products from Acorn. The sets come with glue and a starch pen, and the refill in the 3 piece set. The glue makes a great alternative to using pins. With the pen, you rub it right on your stitchline, then finger-press – it works great for blocks, in the hoop projects, and gets a really good flat press in helping you match your seams better! It’s a little extra step but it will pay off in the end. We do carry replacement nibs for the pens!
Once the rows are stitched together, you’ll notice the edges are uneven. That’s ok! When you’re working in these sections, trimming the edges is totally manageable with the quick trim ruler.
Do I have to make a quilt?
Of course not! Our video sews along with you so you can stop and start and replay as much as you need! The components of this pattern lend themselves to other projects with simple modifications. Put a border around a section and make a pillow, placemats or a table runner. This pattern is easy to adjust to be the way you want.
Check out these great projects made with our tutorial! Phyllis shared her work-in-project and noted, “Had fun and enjoyed the lesson. One more row of hexis and I’m thru. A lot easier than I thought. Thanks for something new learned” Jody finished her quilt and shared, “Thank you Julie at Two Chicks Quilting for the fabric. The video with Tiddlywinks pattern was quick and simple to put together. Here is the completed quilt top just finished. Thank you all, love your tutorials!”
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