Friday, May 24, 2013

Quilts, Quilts and more . . .

Today I have to finish cutting orders for Freezer Paper Hexagons that I have pending. I sell these in different sizes on my website www.avelisquilts.com

I use heavy duty Freezer Paper for the hexagons so that they last through several applications to fabric. The hexagons also have 2 little holes in the middle. When the hexagons no longer stick to the fabric, you can place a pin through the holes and keep using them over and over. There are different sizes in different package amounts . . . 25, 50, 100 pieces.

These freezer paper hexagons have become very popular lately because they are so easy to use. Just iron them on to the fabric and you are ready to cut. Once ironed on, they will not shift when you are sewing them.

I personally use the one inch size for the quilt I am working on. I always have a hand project with me to work on and the "Insanity Quilt" is my latest hand project.

At first, I thought I would make a few hexagons and put the rosettes together as I go. But, now I am making hexagons and putting them in the cardboard container I make out of cereal boxes. I sort the completed hexagons by fabric pattern. Since I now have several of these containers full of hexagons, I am reaching a point where I want to start making the rosettes and putting the quilt together. It will be fun to see this quilt grow.  Of course it is stitched by hand only, so it will be slow going!

The hexagon box pattern that I use to make cereal box container is available for free. If you wish to use this pattern, just email me with your email address and I will send you a copy.

Happy Quilting!