Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Sticky Tutorial

  With a week off from work I am getting around to quite a few things that have been left unattended.  Today I would like to show you the glue method for quickly completing grandmothers flower gardens.  I purchased hexagon templates from Road to California, available in many sizes.
Center the template onto the wrong side of fabric.
Trim to within 1/4" all the way around.
Fold over and finger press one straight edge.  Apply a schmear of glue to the point of that edge.
Fold over and hold in place the next straight edge.
Continue with glue basting until all edges are turned.  Turn hexagon over and heat set with iron thus eliminating the step of hand basting the edges.
This completes one of your hexagons.  I make up a bunch at a time.
And store them in a safe place.
Heide thank you for the question and you're right, depending on the size of your hexagons you can use up quite a few scraps.


Ruby Jean said...

Oh I have always wanted to try this quilt but have been afraid of it : ) I know SILLY but it seems difficult, I have always seen this done with hand stitching... I am REALLY REALLY bad at hand stitching... : ) So does the glue take the place of the stitching..??

Heide said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have a feeling that once I get started on making hexagons, I will quickly get addicted!

Bowbailey said...

Okay, your secret is out now! This will make these little hexagons so quick to make. I wonder what project I can work on next?

Laural Lane said...

Ruby Jean, it doesn't completely eliminate sewing. You still need to hand sew each hexagon to one another. Haven't figured out a way to get around that.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Boy that will take the stress off.

mary said...

are those paige's manicured hands?!

Laural Lane said...

well they certainly aren't mine!

Bowbailey said...

I didn't even notice the fingernails until Mary just mentioned it!!! See you already have your stunt quilter at your ready!