Tuesday, June 17, 2014

10 Minute Tip: Hexie Hint!


This tip is for you hexie lovers out there! I know most of us have been bitten by the hexie bug, but even if you haven't, this just might do it for you. I picked up this hexie punch at Joanne's with a coupon, but you can order it online HERE if you don't have a store nearby. They are available in multiple sizes. It is easy to use and very little pressure is required when squeezing the punch. Which means no sore fingers even after hundreds of squeezes!


I use the subscription cards that come in magazines for my templates. They are the perfect weight and thickness for the hexie pieces. They hold up under repeated uses and can be recycled when they are finally worn out. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has lots more of these little cards than I need! The usual 3-5 per magazine means I'll never run out. 

I also let my kids use these when they were little for practicing their scissor skills. They are easier to cut than paper because they aren't so flimsy. Or they can be used for other template shapes as well. There are lots of possibilities. Do you have any other ways to use these subscription cards that I haven't thought of? You know, in case I ever actually finish this hexie quilt...hahahaha.

Enjoy every hexie!
Diane

10 comments:

  1. I have that tool and love it. Thanks for the hint on the card tip.

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  2. Oh thanks for that tip--I use freezer paper for my hexies--have been cutting by hand--ouchy after a bit!! Hugs, Julierose

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  3. I have that tool also, sure does make it easy to have perfect hexies. However, I cut my shapes out of fusible, water-soluble interfacing. I fuse the shapes onto the back of the fabric, cut 1/4" around it, fold over the edges, glue into place, and sew. Once the quilt is done, washing dissolves the interfacing.

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    1. the fusible water-soluble interfacing is genius!

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    2. I agree Karin, that suggestion is great, I'll have to give it a try Peggi! Thanks so much for sharing, I've never tried any water soluble interfacing, is there a brand you recommend?

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  4. Great tip! I never even heard of the hexie punch!

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  5. I have the 1" and 3/4" punches and I love 'em. I pick up free recipe cards from the local supermarket to use. I have two huge stacks of papers now!!

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  6. I've never heard of hexi punches either. Maybe they're not around in Australia. I buy precut hexies, I figure that way theyre exactly the right size and they're not that expensive when compared to the time/effort of cutting them with scissors.

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  7. I got one of these punches in the fall and punched out hundreds of hexagons from those inserts. I also used advertising postcards that come in the mail. I wanted a hand project because I was going to be away from my sewing machine for an extended period.

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  8. Thanks for this tip about the hexie punch. Didn't even think of this but will visit Joann's to pick up a punch. And thanks to Peggi for her tip.

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