Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsThe directions are described below, but I wanted to add this tip about trimming the hexigons:
If you decide to iron these on to curtains, or anything else that will let sunlight through, be sure to trim the folded edges of the fabric as you remove the paper.
I did not pay attention to the backs on the first set and when I hung up the panel I noticed that the uneven raw edges ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Whimsical, Cute, Casual
Fabric, Wonder Under, Sewing Machine and threads, Course templates
What was your inspiration?
For some time now I have wanted to embellish the plain white curtains in my work area. My first thought was to stamp them, but I was afraid that a mistake would ruin them.
In April, I learned about paper piecing in the Block of the Month course and made a bunch of the hexagons. As a rather practical person, I did not really want to make the block with the hexagons so they have been sitting on my work table since then and every once in a while I've wondered what to do with them.
Today I had the inspiration to use them on my curatins. And that's what I did. I made enough to cover the bottom border of four panels for two windows... and I used the rainbow "theme" that I learned when making the mug rug already posted.
What are you most proud of?
In the April BOM course, after you make the hexagons, you are instructed to sew them on to the backing fabric. I did pracitce that but it was very time consuming.
Then I remembered the Pellon's Wonder Under that we used in the Stupendous Stitchery course.... so, instead of sewing these on the curtain, I cut out hexagons using the Wonder Under and then ironed them on to the fabric hexagons, and ironed those on to the curatins! Much faster.
Though they looked nice, I decided after the fact to add a 1/4" border of stitching inside the edge of each hexagon. I may decide to add more later...but I like the way these look now. (I did this afer taking the pictures.)