12 hexies or Less Blog Hop

Diane of Crafty Pod is calling all *EPP-ers to join her perfect-for-summer blog hop. Relax. You’ll find no overreaching goals on this romp with a needle. Each project requires at the most twelve hexagons as a starting point. Get the

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How to Sew on a Button by Hand

Deanna of SewMcCool shares her secret for sewing on a button by hand. Whether embellishing a quilt or attaching some to a garment, doing this the right way will not only help them stay put, but as her daughter found …

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scrap heart book mark

Anorina of Samelia’s Mum celebrates two loves with this sweet bookmark – reading and the day that celebrates love (Valentine’s Day). Fabric scraps in snappy colors make up the crazy-style heart encircled with simple hand stitching.

Best of all, she …

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hexagon stars hand pieced Hallies

Mother of six Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts wants you to give hand piecing a try with her project geared specifically for this called Hallies Hexi Stars. Konda finds she can do by hand work while …

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family tree moda bake shop recipe

A bird, a tree and leaves appliqued on a white ground. This, a closeup of a quilted pillow made by Karen Miller of Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals. She’s celebrating having her whimsical fall project, Family Tree, featured

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Hexi how to English Paper Piece

All the cool people, particularly hip moms, are taking up EPP. No, it’s not a new diet or exercise regimen, it’s English Paper Piecing – a technique used to make hexagons (aka hexies). Hand sewing is mobile so can go …

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quilted embroidered coasters

These coasters are embroidered with pretty flowers atop two shades of linen, then quilted. Sweet and modern, visit Waterrose Etsy to see this and other homemade goods by this talented maker.

Image credit: Waterrose

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hexies with folk art printed fabric

Fussy-cut Japanese folk art fabric make these hexies extra special. They were hand sewn by Hillary of Wee Wonderfuls.

Image credit: Wee Wonderfuls

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applique Craftsy Class

Heather of Quilt or Stitch talks about her new-found love for applique after taking a Sarah Fielke class on Craftsy. The piece you see here, she plans to turn into a throw pillow. I’m digging the striped flower stems, and …

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flowers from joining hexagonsHaley of The Zen of Making is turning sewn hexagons into flowers this week, in part 2 of her English paper piecing series. If you want to learn this technique, get on over to her blog. Get the tutorial.…

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patchwork heart

This patchwork heart with embroidered flowers is the work of Victoria Gertenbach of The Silly BooDilly. See this and two other of her heart creations here.

Image credit: The Silly BooDilly

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lacey crazy quilt mat

Leena of Creative Instincts put the blue lace she received in a swap to good use in this hand quilted mat she refers to as the royal rug. I see why, her color and texture choices have a luxurious, …

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BowtieQuilthandquiltedKaren of Quilts…etc. is celebrating finishing 140+ hours of hand stitching this Bow Tie Medallion quilt. Whoa, that’s a lot of time invested, but oh so worth it. You can see here she just released it from the quilt frame …

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storefront city quilter NY

The public television series “New York Originals” did a 6 minute documentary on The City Quilter & The ArtQuilt Gallery NYC. The owners are husband and wife team Dale Riehl and Cathy Izzo.

owners City Quilter

Here they are in the video …

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hexie tute and bib

If the idea of doing an entire hexagon quilt seems like too much, why not start with a small project like this baby bib with a hexies flower embellishment. Yucenur of Home of Homemade Treasures shares on her blog how …

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