Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Post by Hugh Doher » Thu, 04 Dec 1997 04:00:00



I found instructions for making a gathered patchworkd quilt (hexagon),
but they are incomplete. I need to know when to insert the filler and
add liner to the back of each hexagon. Copy to e-mail address would be
appreciated.

Jean

 
 
 

Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Post by LCharv » Thu, 04 Dec 1997 04:00:00


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>Subject: Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Ohmigosh...the words hexagon and newbie in the same sentence?...

If you have a more concise description of how the hexagons (gathered?) are
constructed, perhaps the group could be of more help...or maybe someone knows
right off, I just don't know what kind of quilt we are talking here!
LC in Sunny So Cal

 
 
 

Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Post by Hugh Doher » Thu, 04 Dec 1997 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>>Subject: Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

>Ohmigosh...the words hexagon and newbie in the same sentence?...

>If you have a more concise description of how the hexagons (gathered?) are
>constructed, perhaps the group could be of more help...or maybe someone
knows
>right off, I just don't know what kind of quilt we are talking here!
>LC in Sunny So Cal

The general type of quilt is "piece and quilt as-you-go." With squares, it
is simple, producing triangles. However, with circles or hexagons, it
requires a cardboard pattern (less seam allowance). The cardboard is
placed in the centre of the fabric hexagon piece, edges are turned
around the cardboard and tacked at the six corners to hold the
cardboard in place. The whole piece is then pressed.

Nine hexagons are then hand-stitched together, side to side, to form a
diamond (a plain light one in the centre). Only when all six sides are
attached can you cut the tacking and remove the cardboard (when you
have nine sewn together you can only remove the middle one's
cardboard).

Blocks (nine hexagons) can be framed by single hexagons, usually
your dark plain basic color.

If you or anyone can tell me how the hexagons end up filled and lined,
I would be most grateful. I think this quilt would be beautiful made of
silk scraps, although it will take me a long time.

 
 
 

Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Post by Ruth Evan » Fri, 05 Dec 1997 04:00:00


It sounds as if you're talking about something like a yo-yo quilt or a
grandmother's garden quilt.  Not all quilts need a backing or batting. Is
there a quilting or fabric store near you?  If you were to walk in, I'm sure
someone could help you.  A senior citizen center might even have someone who
could give you a bit of advice.

--
Ruth
"I have been deceived, distraught and devastated by friends, but I have
never been deserted by my dog." - Robert E. Winslow


Quote:
>says...

>>>Subject: Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

>>Ohmigosh...the words hexagon and newbie in the same sentence?...

>>If you have a more concise description of how the hexagons (gathered?) are
>>constructed, perhaps the group could be of more help...or maybe someone
>knows
>>right off, I just don't know what kind of quilt we are talking here!
>>LC in Sunny So Cal

>The general type of quilt is "piece and quilt as-you-go." With squares, it
>is simple, producing triangles. However, with circles or hexagons, it
>requires a cardboard pattern (less seam allowance). The cardboard is
>placed in the centre of the fabric hexagon piece, edges are turned
>around the cardboard and tacked at the six corners to hold the
>cardboard in place. The whole piece is then pressed.

>Nine hexagons are then hand-stitched together, side to side, to form a
>diamond (a plain light one in the centre). Only when all six sides are
>attached can you cut the tacking and remove the cardboard (when you
>have nine sewn together you can only remove the middle one's
>cardboard).

>Blocks (nine hexagons) can be framed by single hexagons, usually
>your dark plain basic color.

>If you or anyone can tell me how the hexagons end up filled and lined,
>I would be most grateful. I think this quilt would be beautiful made of
>silk scraps, although it will take me a long time.

 
 
 

Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

Post by Ric » Fri, 05 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Sounds like EPP to me......until she gets to the part about stuffing?????
Susie



Quote:
> says...

> >>Subject: Hexagon quilt--newbie needs help

> >Ohmigosh...the words hexagon and newbie in the same sentence?...

> >If you have a more concise description of how the hexagons (gathered?)
are
> >constructed, perhaps the group could be of more help...or maybe someone
> knows
> >right off, I just don't know what kind of quilt we are talking here!
> >LC in Sunny So Cal

> The general type of quilt is "piece and quilt as-you-go." With squares,
it
> is simple, producing triangles. However, with circles or hexagons, it
> requires a cardboard pattern (less seam allowance). The cardboard is
> placed in the centre of the fabric hexagon piece, edges are turned
> around the cardboard and tacked at the six corners to hold the
> cardboard in place. The whole piece is then pressed.

> Nine hexagons are then hand-stitched together, side to side, to form a
> diamond (a plain light one in the centre). Only when all six sides are
> attached can you cut the tacking and remove the cardboard (when you
> have nine sewn together you can only remove the middle one's
> cardboard).

> Blocks (nine hexagons) can be framed by single hexagons, usually
> your dark plain basic color.

> If you or anyone can tell me how the hexagons end up filled and lined,
> I would be most grateful. I think this quilt would be beautiful made of
> silk scraps, although it will take me a long time.