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interesting secondary pattern - hexagons   General Discussion

Started 1/28/21 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1877 views.

By the way, good idea to serge those ornaments instead of stitching and turning!  I really do NOT like when you have to "leave an opening to turn" something, and then have to stitch up the opening later, so I always try to figure out some other way to do it.  Hah!  I might also try just "regular" stitching and then pinking the edges, but that's an awful lot of pinking when you are making that many ornaments.  But I might try it if I were only making a few.  Hmm.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/2/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

By the way, good idea to serge those ornaments instead of stitching and turning! 

Well, it was their idea to surge! l have to wait and see how they look.  I don't think I am too crazy about their choice of colors to surge, they were trying to match the button for the middle and the thread, you know how I feel about matching-LOL.  I would surge, but don't know if my surger is in good working shape.

Right now the only thing I have that works are my two FW's-LOL (and the Long arm) all others need some kind of work on them.  Just haven't gotten around to it!!

Yeah, I will be interested to see how they look too, so get a photo sometime if you can.  LOL

If they used some colorful serger thread, they might not be too bad.  Oh, well.  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

2/2/21

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

Yeah, I will be interested to see how they look too, so get a photo sometime if you can.  LOL

I'll get a pic, but the meeting isn't till end of March, so don't get antsy-LOL!!

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.  

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