Monday, 4 August 2014

Mini Hexagon Achievement!

I have had a packet of 1/4 inch hexagon papers for quite some time now ... I think someone challenged me to try my hand!  All my attempts with these 1/4 inch pieces have been failures ... I've tried stitching and gluing but the results were less than encouraging.

Then at the July RedBerry meeting our guest quilter was a young woman named Paula Storm and she showed us her technique for applique and english paper piecing.  She uses a starch mixture and her own design 'Applique Brush' to apply the starch to the fabric and then she sets the edge using the small clover iron.  So I bought one of her pens and mixed up the starch recipe, vodka included,  and tried it out on some larger hexigons .... it works a treat.  Then I decided to try the 1/4 inch size and to my surprise it also works a treat!!!

I made up a little aqua flower .....  and included the 20c piece so you can appreciate how small it is!!

If you'd like to know more about Paula's technique visit her website where you can view her tutorials and buy her pens and other good things!!

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