Christmas Quilt's

Christmas Quilt's
Christmas Quilt's 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hexies- part 1

What can I say about hexies....they are so much fun!

This is one of the things I mad from the things I bought at Joann's on Black Friday. It is a Scrappy Hexie Rag Quilt. It is one of two I am making. The next one is going to be the same pattern but it will be in boy colors.

As you can see in the photos, I kind of showed how I put them together. The first pic. showes all the cut out hexie flannel fabric and (poly) batting. I cut my fabric hexies about 5 1/2" around and the batting hexies at about 4". Then I layered or sandwiched the three pieces, flannel, batting, flannel, and then sewed them together. Next I sewed the hexies into rows and then sewed the rows together leaving the seem sticking out on one side. Once everything is sewn together, using you siccors, cut notches into all the sticking out seems. That is what will give your quilt the rag look. When you finish you need to wash the quilt. IT IS GOING TO BE MESSY! Most people will tell you to take it to a laundrymat, I dont like to do that. So, what I do is wash the quilt by its self on superwash cycle (i also like to put my downey ball in the wash to help fray the quilt). When it's done washing take it to an open space and shake off as much of the lint clumps as you can. When you dry the quilt make sure your lint trap is empty because it is going to be very linty.

I had a blast making this quilt and I hope you do too.

Till next time, have fun sewing!
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