Friday, June 10, 2011

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66 comments:

  1. Wow, Thank you!! Yes, this is now moving to the top of my must do list! Thank you, Thank you! After reading your post I finally understand how to do hexes!! Yippee!!!

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  2. Wow, what a great tutorial! Makes me want to start a Grandmother's flower garden quilt.

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  3. I have just started a hexagon quilt. Thanks for the tips to help me make it. I wish that I had some of the plastic templates to help me. I am a subscriber to your site. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm now a subscriber at John'alee's blog.

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  5. Johnalee! I love this tutorial ... I have a "want" in me to do a hexagon ... um, something ... but just couldn't wrap myself around the paper templates. I really like your insight to the stitches not going through the front with these plastic pieces and I really like the idea of pinning the plastic to the material so it doesn't slip. I learned lots and I thank you for it!! I'm already a follower of yours, and of course, Stash's ... Thank you so very, very much for your super tutorial!!

    Wendy of Why Knot?

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  6. I have always wanted to make a flower garden quilt, this method makes it less scary. I'd love to win!!

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  7. I am a follower of your blog. Happy - two chances to win!!

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  8. This is the same way I make my hexies, but I punch my hexagons from cardstock. I'd love to try those mylar templates - they would be so durable. Thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC

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  9. I've also become a follower of your blog. Thanks again, Terri

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  10. I have always hesitated to do hexes because of the need to cut out all those paper shapes. Now what am I going to use as an excuse?

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial! I'd love to try the plastic templates! Love your fabric choices! FUN!!

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  12. I really enjoyed reading your tutorial!! Do you have another posting on finishing it completely? I would love to win the plastic templates!! Your tutorial really got me inspired to try something totally new!

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  13. I totally signed up for your newsletter!

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  14. Great tutorial! Something else that I need to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a great little tutorial! I've gone over and signed up to follow John'aLee's blog. A very pleasant way to start my day! Blessings to all!!

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  16. Good Morning John'ALee, ok, I am reading this...and I am thinking "where can I get my hands on these" and then I read you are giving 3 sets away...OHHHHH yes pick me lol. NOW I have to admit, I have stayed clear away from these hexi thingies...thinking NOOOOOO WAY will I ever be sew good to make these..I was terrible intimidated by those who could make these...NOT REALLY intimidated actually AWED to say the least...WEll I am still awed..but I can do this...yes I can..if I have these hexi thingies...
    OHHH and yes..your choice of fabrics, downright gorgeous...great tut JAL

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  17. i'm just new at EPP, none of my hexies are in any formations yet....so I tried papers instead of mylar...thanks for the tutorial

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  18. I'm your blog new follower ;-)

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  19. WOnderful tutorial. I use papers, but I was taught as you show to hold the pieces when joining - so your stitches don't show. Lovely fabrics used and thank you for your time today.

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  20. Thank you so much for the lesson with the
    plastic templates! Now I know which template
    I'm using and it's definitely plastic!!

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  21. I'm a new subscriber - would be a follower
    but it's not working for me! :((

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  22. GREAT TUTORIAL! I love that with the plastic template, it keeps you from accidentaly poking through to the front!!!! Thank you!! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

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  23. Thank you for the great tutorial. I would love to be the winner of a set of these plastic templates. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  24. I have been a follower of the Scrappy Appleyard for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. oh wow, john'alee! love the tutorial & tips on the hexagons! love your colors/fabrics too! i did subscribe by email to your blog, but was unable to follow. thanks for the tips and i would LOVE to win on the plastic hexagon template sets!
    cindy in mississippi

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  26. Wow - I love these plastic templates - sure hope I can win me a set and I will be all ready to start my hexie quilt - as soon as I find that gorgeous fabric to use!!! Wonderful giveaway. Judy C

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  27. Lovely. Love the fabric! I know there is a GFG in my future, just love the finished quilts. Sew retro! Thanks John'ALee!

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  28. hi,i would love to win those plastic templates,and i became a reader of your blog,have a nice weekend,susi

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  29. I have made 2 queen and 1 single sized hexagon quilt. I have always sewed them the "wrong" way. thanks for the insight.

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  30. I have ben wanting to try these hexagon quilts and enjoyed your tutorial using the plastic templates. Sure saves on wasted paper. I also joined your blog to learn more from you. Thanks for the opportunity to win some free hexies.

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  31. I love the idea of reuseable templates - and love hexagon quilts. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Great take along project. Dee - jessibir!hickorytech.net

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  32. I am now a follower of John's blog. Dee - jessibir@hickortytech.net

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  33. Whoot Whoot! I am a hexie addict!! I am currently working on Grandmother's Flower Garden! I like the idea of the plastic guys =) Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  34. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Making this quilt is on my to do list.
    I do subscribe to your blog but following is not working right now.

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  35. Hi, I already follow your blog too =)

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  36. I like the idea of reusable templates. I also like the idea of the plastic keeping you from having stitches showing on the front. I would love to win a set of templates so I could try this

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  38. The tutorial is great! Now, I totally want those templates! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I love to work on things as I travel as well. Have a 6 hour drive to my in-laws home this would be perfect. Tried to follow your blog but the option is missing from her page. Did subscribe to her blog.

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  40. I enjoyed this tutorial and I've been thinking about giving the hexies a try --- need a handwork and easily transported project. The hint about stitching side to side would be particularly helpful.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  41. Thanks for the great info. I can't wait to get started. Marla

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  42. Even though I have worked on some hexagons with some homemade templates, I still learned so much from this tutorial!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! I will def. be using several of your hints in my next hex project!!!-Myra

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  43. Wonderfully clear directions - thank you!

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  44. I am a new follower of your blog -- so glad that I found it (and I bookmarked it for good measure!).

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  45. OK you have convinced me about the mylar templates I think. I am using paper (stiff paper!) now and I HATE IT when you can see the stitches. I've really tried to hide them too. Thanks for the lesson - good info.
    Mary

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  46. The mylar templates that you have ARE the way to go - I love them (ordered them from you). I've used your tutorial and love the fact that you don't see the stitches from the front!

    Blessings,
    Darlene

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  47. Love, love, love the fabric used in the tutorial. So inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  48. Great tutorial, right now I'm using paper templates to make a pillow.

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  49. Great tutorial - I have just printed it out. And now... I need some plastic templates to try it out. Please add me to your draw :)

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  50. I have been cutting out little bits of paper into hexagons. ANd I never knew there were plastic ones!
    just think how much time I could save not cutting out hundreds of hexagons

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  51. I would like to try this technique and I am always looking for great ways to achieve better results. I love the reusable templates.

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  52. I would like to make a hexagon quilt. Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win the templates.
    mtelian@hotmail.com

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  53. That was a great tutorial. I can see where the plastic hexagons would make the fabric crisper and easier to handle. Thanks for those clear instructions.

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  54. What a great tutorial. I just ran and looked at my one and only GFG quilt. Yep, my stitches, although tiny, are visable. Yuck. Would love to win the hexies and try it your way. On my way over to your blog to join.

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  55. Now I know how to hide the stitches, and make the hexes look better. Thank you, and Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Wow, this is a great tutorial
    would love to win the templates. I have never tried this yet and would love to do it like this right from the start.
    Thanks for all the info!!
    Michelle in NJ

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  57. Thanks for the fine tutorial. I think I will give this a try!

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  58. Thank you for the tutorial. I've been trying to make the hexagons and didn't like that my stitches showed. I will try your method of holding the hexagons and see if that works better. I've also been using the paper templates and not happy. I would love to win the plastic ones.

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  59. WOW thats amazing, I have made a small hexi quilt and my stitches do show. I shall follow your instructions from now on, thanks loads. Great giveaway hope I win.

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  60. Hi John'aLee! I've never tried to do hexagons, but you make it look fun! Would love to win a set of your templates so I can try it out!

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  61. Also took a little trip over to your blog and became a follower! It was a treat to see you at the Spring Seminars. Love, Love, Love your sweet Buttercream Summer! It is even more beautiful in "person" :^)

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  62. John'aLee, what a wonderful tutorial. I'd love to try to make these for our bedroom to match the king-size quilt I finished in the fall. Would love to win some templates to give it a whirl!

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  63. I became a follower as well. Can't wait to read your blog posts.

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  64. I am a follower, too! thanks!

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