My quilting life: framed hexies and bunnies by Pam Voth April 2, 2021 written by Pam Voth April 2, 2021 424 Quilting is one of the most versatile hobbies! The choices of thread, fabric and designs are endless. I have tried many different projects in my short quilting life and one of my favorites is definitely hexies. This month, I tried framed hexies and created a bunny table runner for Easter. This idea came from my mentor, Heather. She’s had a rough winter with a fall that dislocated her shoulder. Did that keep her down? No way! She made an amazing quilting comeback with her own framed hexie table runner. Her resilience and spirit have inspired me to try many different projects, starting with zipper pouches and continually adding to both my skills and repertoire. This will be my lucky 13th post for QUILTsocial!! Framed Hexie Table Runner Ready to cut the large and small hexies Cutting the smaller hexie Using the hexie rulers I borrowed from my quilting mentor, I cut many hexies out of a variety of spring fabrics. I started with no real plan and just matched fronts to backs randomly as I cut. I did some fussy cutting to ensure that the bunnies were prominent on the hexies. Pink Gütermann topstitching thread is matched to the spring fabrics This project marked my first experience using topstitching thread, Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread. Pink Gütermann topstitching thread is matched to the bunny fabric Peach, orange and yellow Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread is matched to the spring fabrics! The Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread has what seems to be an endless color selection and I was thrilled to be able to match these perfectly with my hexie fabric! I ironed and clipped the large hexie to the batting and the smaller hexie. The only trick is to match the wrong side of the large hexie against the batting. I used the large hexie to center the small hexie and the batting, then pinned in place and folded the edging twice and clipped. It was important to iron after each fold. Hexies ready for sewing and ironing Once the hexies were ironed and clipped, I machine stitched using the Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread, sewing the border to the inside hexie with a ⅛” seam. Completed hexies ready to be hand stitched together to make the table runner I completed a pile of hexies and then arranged them to make my table runner. The Gütermann Dekor Rayon thread made a huge difference. It matched perfectly and brought out the colors in the hexies. I handstitched the hexies together to make the table runner. Table runner from the other side This table runner is amazing on both sides! Close up of the back of the table runner More hexies with Gütermann Dekor Rayon and Cotton threads for my next project I couldn’t stop myself from using this beautiful thread to match more fabrics to create more hexies. You can use them for coasters, table runners, even a small quilt. It’s inspiring and beautiful when thread matches the fabric perfectly and brings out the colors in the fabrics. It ‘binds’ everything together. With one project complete, I’ve really fallen in love with framed hexies and I plan to make a couple more table runners to give away this spring. Stay tuned for my new adventure. I’ll be working on my version of the Spectrum QAL 2020 right here on QUILTsocial, sharing my experience with each block starting next month. I’m so excited to dig into my fabric selection, Riley Blake Designs Delightful. I continue to practice gratitude every day. I have so many things to be thankful for, my quilting group and the opportunities and inspiration it has provided me with – and most importantly, the friendships are definitely at the top of my gratitude list. The completed table runner Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs359DekorGÜTERMANN threadshexiesnotionsquilt blockstable runnersthreadstutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Pam Voth Pam retired after 33 years as an elementary educator and found that time could be both her friend and her enemy. Cooking and baking, as well as knitting, had been an outlet for her creativity, but she was ready for a challenge. Pam's mom had been an expert sewer which scared Pam off. Retirement opened the door to explore quilting in the company of a retired friend, and they started their Wednesday mornings 'Quilt Social'. It's her goal to share her new found joy for quilting, a craft she never imagined being successful at, and in turn inspire others to give it a try. Pam is a lifelong learner, a beginner quilter and a great believer that connecting with others in a positive way makes all the difference in life. previous post 3 quilting styles with the Husqvarna Viking Brilliance 75Q next post Spectrum QAL 2020 Block 13: Blue Stitch Collection by Riley Blake Designs YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Stitch regulation on the PFAFF powerquilter 1600 Don’t miss it! Courtepointe Québec celebrates its quilting... Finishing a quilt block to size: Here’s what... Half filled bobbins and spools: what are they... Twin needles: the smart way to store them The hardest part about making a memory quilt:... How sock hangers ‘work’ in your quilting space Don’t throw away those leftover fabric binding strips The best way to organize your sewing machine... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.