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interesting secondary pattern - hexagons   General Discussion

Started 1/28/21 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1892 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/5/21

LABFIEND said:

you have probably seen the you tube video, two circles sewn together and folded in quarters then bent back to make a flat ornament.

I haven't seen the video.  Can't imagine what these ornaments look like.  Do you have a picture?

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/6/21

Lets see if I can put in a link!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvNU1pGd-Y

hope that works!  Just cut out 400 more circles, boy that accucut sure is handy for big circles.    I was eyeing her other dyes, may have to try some other shapes!!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/6/21

Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

Can't imagine what these ornaments look like.

I confess I did not know what the ornament Patty was talking about looked like either, but I did find several youtubes and then it was clear!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/6/21

I am curious to see how this will look with serging...depending on the color thread, it could be a 'design feature'....or the serging stitches could just look odd...

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/6/21

I think the serging will look odd, but when doing 400, well, serging makes sense! but i am not doing the serging!!

Serging sure makes more sense than turning!  I hate turning.  LOL  If I were only making a few, I would use the rolled-edge hem stitch on my serger.  (The one people use to hem napkins and things.)  It would look a lot better than "regular" serging.  But it would take WAY too long to do rolled-edge hems on that many of them.  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/6/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

LOL  If I were only making a few, I would use the rolled-edge hem stitch on my serger.

That would be good!  I wonder if you could use the rolled hem foot on a regular machine.  And no, I don't want to sew that many!!

I suppose you could, but they don't really work the same way.  The one on your sewing machine still makes a straight stitch; it just helps you turn under the tiny hems.  But the rolled hem stitch on the serger zig-zags over the edge of the fabric - or in this case, both of the circles that are back-to-back, enclosing the raw edge(s).  I think it would be a lot more difficult with the sewing machine rolled edge foot.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/6/21

ROTFL, not that I will probably do either!!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/7/21

Thanks for the link.  I have seen them but didn't know how to make them.  They look easy.  I've saved the link.

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