Friday, 14 March 2014

Hexiestars

After finishing my last hand sewing project I was keen to get cracking on another one :) So, I had an idea that I'd like some sort of star. A bit of fiddling around, on TouchDraw on the iPad, later I had this plan.
 With my new found love of gluebasting it wasn't long before I had it ready to sew together in fabric form.
I sew all the thin triangle pieces to the central hexie then fill in with the larger grey triangles. They are quick, fun and addictive :)
I've been showing my progress on Instagram and quite a few people had asked where I got the pattern from so I thought I'd share the templates here for anyone that might fancy a go at there own :) If you do have a go I'd love to see! #hexiestars

You'll find the EPP template pdf here

Catch you soon x

38 comments:

  1. I really like the look of these. EPP is one of my favourite things to do, I h ave tried glue basting but found it a pain to pull the papers out afterwards.

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  2. You're cooking with gas there!

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  3. These are fabulous stars! What a brilliant designer you are! Jxo

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  4. great stars, those long very narrow pieces must have been tricky

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  5. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  6. You're on fire! Looking good x

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  7. Lovely - I'm going to try these! Thank you :D

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  8. These are fabulous! I came over from Debbie at A Quilter's Table. Thanks for making the templates available! Good summer project. :)

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  9. Very cute! Thanks for the template!

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  10. Thank you perfect timing, starting on a EPP too and needed something new, I EPP alot, sometimes never making anything, this is what I needed..

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  11. What a great idea - thank you for sharing this! I am not on Instagram, maybe you want to open a flickr group?

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  12. Thanks for the Pattern & Templates I'm trying these with my melt away EPP papers. I make them from water-soluble embroidery stabilizer

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    1. Tell us more! Sounds interesting. I've never used it. Is the stabilizer thick enough to give you enough support for hand stitching or is it like Heat&Bond where you can just iron the folded edges?

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  13. Thank you for sharing , I've made 3 so far and I'm far from done ! I love this little hexi ;)

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  14. Gracias por compartir, son geniales

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  15. I wonder if this could be paper pieced.

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    1. I wouldn't even know where to start to foundation piece this one. It goes together very easily as an English paper piecing project though :)

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  16. Are you cutting your fabric 1/4" larger than the template?

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    1. Yes. I usually cut them roughly 1/4" bigger by eye :)

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  17. What a great pattern! Thank you so much for sharing - I've added this to my bucket list!

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  18. These are awesome! I am going to make a few, and see how it goes, I love EPP too. Thank you for the free pattern and the tutorial. I probably won't be able to share though, as I am not on Instagram.

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  19. Awesome design! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  20. I have a go; will play around with it soon

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  21. LOVE these. Thanks for the template too.
    I've never tried glue basting. I read in a previous comment that glue basted papers are difficult to remove. Have you found this?

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    1. You're welcome :) I haven't had any problem removing the papers but I do only use a tiny amount around the edge of the shape. Enjoy :)

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  22. I love this pattern! I started to work on it last night as I just HAD to try it. I have done quite a bit of EPP but nothing with so sharp a point. How do you deal with all the excess fabric on the long thin points? I have so much fabric and I'm not sure how to sew the "background" triangles on and still have a sharp point. Any tips or other photos I could see?

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  23. What an awesome pattern! Thanks for sharing. Even though I have some experience with EPP, I too am troubled by the long, narrow points. I've found no help found on the web. Can anyone explain, share photos or recommend a tutorial? Thanks.

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  24. WOW! Just saw this on Pinterest and it linked to this post. I love it!

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  25. Thanks so much for the link to the PDF of the pattern pieces. I saw the link on Em's Scrapbag and although I'm new to EPP had to save it for a future project :)

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  26. perfecto, hermoso, maravilloso muchas gracias,lo aprovecharé en un almohadón. felicidades

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  27. Link not working for the pdf. Can you please put up another link or send the pdf to me directly, please?

    Esther

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    1. Hi Esther, I don't have your email address as you are a no-reply blogger hence the reply here. Please try this link to the PDF https://payhip.com/b/nEiS

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