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STICKY LillyBelle Hexy MF quilt along

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

Will you quilt along with us? We're making this quilt and we'd love to have you join in! It's perfect for any level of ability, it's all english paper pieced and makes a perfect summer project!

lilly belle quilt a long by ImAGingerMonkey


Fabric requirements are posted here - www.fatquarterly.com/would-you-quilt-along-with-us

Cutting instructions here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-quilt-along-cutting-instruction...

basting (part 1) here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-basting-part-1

basting (part 2) here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-basting-part-2

flower assembly here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-flower-assembly

sewing the rows here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-quilt-along-sewing-the-rows....

Check in post - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-check-in-post

Basting to background - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-the-background

Applique - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-appliqueing

Removing final papers - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-quilt-along-removing-papers....

Stem applique (part 1) - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-quilt-along-stems-part-1

stems part 2 and leaves (final post) - here - www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-stems-part-2-and-leaves
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purplepoppydesigns says:

I'm so excited for this project. This will be the perfect one to make while watching the olympics this year. I've ordered my paper pieces and I'm ready to go! Quick question: I have several of Camille Roskelley's layer cakes (vintage modern, ruby, bliss, cotton blossoms.....yes, I have been hoarding them for waaaaay too long). Will I have enough from 4 layer cakes and a few FQ's to do all the flowers? I've purchased yardage for the vines, leaves, and background, but I don't want to run out. Maybe this will take me long enough that I might have to order marmalade to complete it! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
22 months ago (permalink)

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Gabriellaxxx8 says:

Yes I'm in ^__^
I love Hexies!!!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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LookWhatladyfacemade says:

I'm in! Ordered my paper pieces this morning. I think I'm going to use the same fabrics as Katy for the flowers, kona ash for the background and a text print for the flower centers. WAY excited to do something so detailed and involved (for me anyway)! These are going to be gorgeous quilts, I can't wait to see what everyone does!

p.s. I am going to call mine "hexy and I know it" because that song always plays in my head when I see hexagons in something awesome like this...hope it's ok that I renamed mine a bit?
22 months ago (permalink)

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FarahLin says:

Hi, I'm from Malaysia and would very much like to join in as I do love hexies! I've planned to use the same collection as Katy too and have ordered the paper pieces as well. I'm eagerly awaiting for them to arrive and can't wait to begin! Thanks for having this quilt along and looking forward to joining in the fun!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Annjan says:

Wow I love this quilt and when GM said it was going to be a quilt along I screamed the house down... Well not really but a squeal did pass my lips:) I was thinking I would use Hope Valley fabric but have been a little unsure.. Can anyone help me plse:):)
22 months ago (permalink)

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LookWhatladyfacemade says:

I think the hope valley will look fantastic! I've seen so many gorgeous quilts with Hope Valley and a darker grey background and they're stunning, it will be gorgeous!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Annjan says:

thank you for the confidence to go ahead and use H/ Valley. I only have some of the range and plan to use a few other fabrics too. Have started cutting and making some hexys and loving it :):):)
22 months ago (permalink)

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rafael's mum says:

I just thought of a name! Mine might just be hexalicious :-)
22 months ago (permalink)

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*teacupfaery* says:

I'm totally playing along. Need to wait till the end of the month to order my papers though. Stupidly high electricity bill stole my crafting pennies for this month.
22 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Nooooooooo!! I...don't....have....time!!!:) But I hear the vacumn cleaner sound.....ssuuuuuucccckkkkkkk!:)
22 months ago (permalink)

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Annjan says:

Ssuuuuucccccckkkk your in hahah
22 months ago (permalink)

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shimmyblisster says:

I can't stop making hexies....
22 months ago (permalink)

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LookWhatladyfacemade says:

I can't wait to see what you come up with!! I'm anxiously awaiting my pieces (and my fabric) so I can get started!
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

Hope Valley is one of my all time favourite lines - it's perfect for this Annjan!

I'm so excited that you are playing along!!!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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by niveas says:

I'm also really excited and I can't wait for the next post! I've never done before some hexies and so I have to wait for start sewing ;) But I adore my fabrics and I think it will be one of my favourite quilts ever! Thank you for motivate me to do something new!
22 months ago (permalink)

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rafael's mum says:

Just ironed my FQ's. I'm going with LOVE.
22 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Squares are cut....hexies have been purchased....man that vacumn cleaner was loud!:)
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

*clapping excitedly*
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

the next instalment is up!

[www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-basting-part-2.html]
22 months ago (permalink)

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by niveas says:

Yay! And I've already basted a few hexies ;))
22 months ago (permalink)

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Lynne @ Lilys Quilts says:

I'm in although slightly cheating as I started quite a while ago. I've appliqued one quarter of the flowers and vines on an need to kick my **** back in gear and get on with the rest.
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

yes Lynne, you are a big fat cheat...but that's ok because I love you.
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

next post is up! www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-flower-assembly.html
22 months ago (permalink)

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teepeequilts says:

Does it count if you use hexy flowers you started ...uhm ooh err ... 6 years or more ago? I have a big stack and was wondering what I would do with them.
22 months ago (permalink)

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the little red hen - says:

I started basting the hexes. YAY. Using up scraps. Double yay!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Carlaf2 says:

I am loving doing these!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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stitchduchess2 says:

I have started basting mine as well and have one flower completed just to see how they will look.
22 months ago (permalink)

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libertyjsy says:

I'm cheating too as I'm doing the blcoks with two friends so we only have 24 and a bit each to do. :) Mine are all basted and nine are sewn together.
22 months ago (permalink)

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the little red hen - says:

I was up till 1:30 cutting hexagons last night. I broke out the half inch papers.

Not gutsy enough to try the quarter inch ones that somehow ended up in my cart when I placed my order.

I'm getting them ready for car time!
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

Tracey - of course that counts. That means you were forward thinking enough to plan a few years ahead ;)
22 months ago (permalink)

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datamom says:

Can't believe I'm doing this but my papers arrived yesterday...and I started looking at fabric lines...ekkkk!! Must use my stash, must use my stash....good grief!! I'm not sure if I'm going to use brights, civil war repros, or 1930 repros. All I know is I want to have some cut out for our road trip next week. Between hand sewing and my Kindle I can't seem to get anything done. HA!! Oh how I love summer! ;^)
22 months ago (permalink)

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the little red hen - says:

The stacks are growing...
22 months ago (permalink)

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thequiltingcats says:

Picked out my center fabrics from a Kona Cotton Charm pack. Dropped them off to a local seller to match or name them and order it for me. :). What to do in the meantime.....
22 months ago (permalink)

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goneaussiequilting says:

Just ran out of papers... Ordered more. Tap. tap. tap... It's going to feel like a long wait. I'm feeling a bit of an addiction coming on!
22 months ago (permalink)

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libertyjsy says:

Take out the middle paper from each flower and reuse them.

I've done 19 flowers now and my friend has done 24 so we're over half way done.
22 months ago (permalink)

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cat&vee says:

I'm in at last. I'm using only stash-fabrics, and FINALLY cutting into long-held, "too precious to be used" fabrics - lots of text prints, and lots of favourites. So I'm calling mine the 'textyhexymf'.

Still at the cutting, cutting, lots-of-fussy-cutting stage, but started basting last night. Waiting on my template to arrive, so that will speed things up a lot.

To keep things interesting, I'm going to start stitching tomorrow - so I'll be at all stages then! - cutting, basting and stitching :P

Have been loving looking at everyone's pics. Lots of very gorgeous fabrics in the mix! see you, Cat
22 months ago (permalink)

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rafael's mum says:

Yay! have finally got all the petals. Now to cover the centers... slowly but securely!
22 months ago (permalink)

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kaiolohiakids1 says:

I figured I would work on these during all the TV time I'll spend watching the Olympics. But US Open Golf & Wimbledon came first & I have 41 flowers done already! I may be sewing the flowers together by the time the Olympics come!
I posted a picture of some of them. I'm using all my leftover Innocent Crush & Loulouthi fabrics from the Swoon-along and other projects.
22 months ago (permalink)

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MaryAnn/Ca says:

I have finally got the templates, the papers and I decided to go with Amy Butler LARK. I should be working on binding instead I am ironing and then cutting! yep the Hexy got me too.
22 months ago (permalink)

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libertyjsy says:

Two of us have finished our hexagons so just 20 to go to finish. They can thne arrange them whilst I'm away.
22 months ago (permalink)

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Rosa's Quilt & Tonic says:

Just recieved my papers from PaperPieces - free international shipping so great deal!
I have actually no time for this but then I read about using Hope Valley. I have a lot so its time to cut it. Problem is what to use as centers?
I have pulled some very light, flowery Kaffe Fassett fabrics, some with light grey background - think they will go okay with HV.
I don't baste - I glue :-)
22 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

I have 476 hexies basted....42 more to go then I'm starting the flowers!:)
I find I'm actually faster using thread than glue....if I use glue I have to sit at the table....I really love my couch so I use thread!;)
22 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

I'm loving this - so many people are quilting along with me! It's amazing!!!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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the little red hen - says:

I pulled out some more fabrics last night and cut into them. I also started sewing the first group TOGETHER!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Rosa's Quilt & Tonic says:

I love my couch too - and don't need a table for gluing the hexies. Its all about how you hold your hands - that way you can glue everywhere, trains, planes, the couch etc :-).
22 months ago (permalink)

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LookWhatladyfacemade says:

I love making these! Well, I haven't even finished basting all mine yet, but it's become such a treat to sit and just work on them. Totally relaxes me!!
22 months ago (permalink)

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libertyjsy says:

I glue basted sat on the couch with a tray on my knees.
22 months ago (permalink)

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QuiltingAgain says:

I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt, have decided to do that with this QAL. What I can't decide is what color to make my centers. Thought I would make them the same green as the vine along the edge, but my quilt group thought it would make it look Christmasy. Would it be a true red and white quilt if I add any other color at all? Trying to finish a wedding gift quilt, so I have not started cutting, still time to change my mind if I can't figure out the centers I suppose.
22 months ago (permalink)

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by niveas says:

I've now basted all hexies and now I'm enjoying to sew the flowers together!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Rosa's Quilt & Tonic says:

Good idea!
22 months ago (permalink)

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Griffinvilllebxl says:

Hello everyone, I would like to join in as well.
I am new
to flicker, so have not worked out how to up load photos yet, but I have half my hexies thread basted. I am using flea market fancy with the browns as my centres.
22 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Ah...but my problem is I'm a very messy, messy gluer!:)

Why don't you make the center the opposite so if you are using a predominately red fabric for one flower put white in the center and if it's more white put red in the center....or how about a nice light grey...it's not a color right?:)
22 months ago (permalink)

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CoveredByThread says:

Hi All! I've been working away at this and now I would love some opinions! I'm using Cocoon by Valori Wells for my flowers, and originally planned to make all my centers Kona Papaya:
www.flickr.com/photos/79747330@N07/7552340130/in/pool-fat...

BUT now I'm thinking I might like to add some pink centers as well? I'd love to know what you think!
www.flickr.com/photos/79747330@N07/7552401490/in/pool-fat...
22 months ago (permalink)

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Ellie@CraftSewCreate says:

Oh man, I'm in trouble! I totally do not need another project, but I have been wanting to try a hexy quilt and this one is to die for! Count me in!
22 months ago (permalink)

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goneaussiequilting says:

I agree with DeeRoo. You should make the centers the opposite color of the predominate flower color. Also, I wouldn't use any green at all, just keep it red and white. I think the leaves would be fine being an opposite color to the background. I think it would keep it looking more like a true red/white quilt without any Christmas feeling to it.
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lucky_charm says:

i started my hexy's last summer and quickly got busy and set it aside. At the time i didn't know a resource for the papers and so I made my own. They are slightly smaller then whats called for so I am doing more.I picked them up again last month and going strong since. I have 72 flowers complete and I'm hoping 94 will be enough. I am obsessed and carry them with me all the time. Stitching on breaks at work, waiting to pick someone up, or just visiting with family. My kids think I'm crazy. I'm excited for the next step. I'm so glad to see so many doing this hex-along.
22 months ago (permalink)

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goneaussiequilting says:

72! That is awesome! They are so addicting, but I'm only up to 20 now. Wonder if I can keep it going to make it to 72!
22 months ago (permalink)

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LittleCreatable says:

I'm going to be finished sewing my main piece together this weekend :D so EXCITED!!!!
21 months ago (permalink)

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emmafelice says:

I just started this pat week and have 10 flowers done. Hoping to get a bunch done during the Olympics!
21 months ago (permalink)

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daisy & jack says:

I'm planning on spending some quality time cutting out my hexies this weekend !
21 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Thirty-six flowers finished...this is definitely addicting....already thinking of my next EPP project!:)
21 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

I've just added a check in post, so if you want to ask any questions or have any concerns head on over to the post now and ask away!

www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-check-in-post.html
21 months ago (permalink)

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Big Mama Quilts says:

Is it too late to join in? I just got all of my hexies cut out...
21 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

It's never too late to join...you can join 50 years from now if you'd like and your hands can handle it!:)
21 months ago (permalink)

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datamom says:

OK, I fell yesterday and turned my ankle (chipped a bone and generally pulled everything in there)...and I'm having to wear one of those gorgeous boots and stay off my foot as much as possible. The bright side is that I get to kick back, watch the Olympics, and sew hexes together!!
21 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

I've posted the next step on the blog - basting to the background fabric!

www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-the-background.html
21 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

and we are on to appliqueing the top to the background! How many of you are this far ahead? If you are you get 100 gold stars!!!!!

www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-appliqueing.html
21 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

removing the last of the papers is now posted. Next week I am going to do a check-in post again, so make sure to upload all of your latest pics to the group so I grab some of them for the blog.

You're doing AWESOME!!!!
20 months ago (permalink)

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thequiltingcats says:

I'm still.making flowers. 36 completed. August got away from me... But I'm back on track!! I'm calling this my Hexy MF Trail Along... Or HMFTA. :) love looking at the pics!!
20 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

Phew - stem applique is finally posted. The last few weeks of the summer holidays have totally worn me out - I'm trailing along a little too!!!!

www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-quilt-along-stems-part-1.html
20 months ago (permalink)

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bordeauxbound says:

Just jumped in, or at least just posted my first photo to the group. I'm 'trailing' along like Quilting cats. :)
19 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Four more "rows" to sew together then I can start appliquing it on the background fabric!! WhooHoooo!
19 months ago (permalink)

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ImAGingerMonkey is a group administrator ImAGingerMonkey says:

I just added the final post! Although my quilt is a long way off being actually finished!!!

www.fatquarterly.com/hexy-mf-stems-part-2-and-leaves.html
19 months ago (permalink)

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griffinvillebxl says:

I have now got four rows sewn together! My progress has been slowed by starting various other quilts at the same time! Ho hum, nothing is finished. 2013 is the year for finishing what i started!
15 months ago (permalink)

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rafael's mum says:

I am afraid mine got derailed... my mum taken ill and never sewn a stitch last few months... Never mind. I enjoyed sewing along and will use the hexies for something sometime no doubt. Looking forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts ! Thanks for the quiltalong Katy.
15 months ago (permalink)

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bothybird says:

Sadly, none of the links on the Fat quarterly pages are working. Can someone help with the fabric requirements and the size of the hexagons?
2 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Here is the first post about the Hexy MF on Katy's blog...
imagingermonkey.blogspot.com/2012/06/hexy-mf-with-me.html

From there you can find the others.

Go bug Katy to put a link to all the post in her "tutorials" tab!:)
2 months ago (permalink)

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jenjohnston says:

Just remove the ".html" from the end of each of the links -- then they will all work.
2 months ago (permalink)

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DeeRoo G says:

Thanks Jen!:)
2 months ago (permalink)

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bothybird says:

Thanks Jen :) It works when I do that.
5 weeks ago (permalink)

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bothybird says:

Tacha at Fat Quarterly HQ has fixed the links for us :) Thanks Tacha
5 weeks ago (permalink)

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