I know that I shall have infrequent access to the Internet, so
Now I'm packing and preparing for the trip.
|Cutting 1" hexagons for Grandmother's Flower Garden|
I don't have photos for everything but this is what I've done so far:
- Printed and cut out approx 400 (!) 1" hexagon papers using the template at http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/free/free-hexagon-template-download . I used 120gm per m² card;
- punched a hole in the centre of each paper for the pin. I tried pinning through fabric and paper together but the paper buckled and I found it difficult to fold the seam allowance over. So yesterday evening through a mammoth rerun of Rizolli & Isles, Castle, Body of Proof, and King I punched a hole in the centre of each of the 400 papers;
- cut fabric into 2¼" strips and then cut using the Marti Michell Template set G into 1" hexagons (as in the photo above). Some of the strips were so small I only got one or two hexagons out of them.
Most of this is going into my suitcase but the minimum of supplies are going in my hand luggage along with a couple of dozen hexagon papers and fabric.
|hand luggage sewing supplies|
I'll post about the rest of the sewing gear later