My Hex Star Sizzix Die! May 24 2016, 1 Comment



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Hex Star!  I LOVE THIS DIE... Well, actually I love them all. I'm making several king size quilts for myself from these dies, and even another geese crossing version that I started today. It goes so quick with my Sizzix!!


Three machines sizes. (Think, Small, Medium and Large) 

Big Shot, ( the small machines, take the 6" dies... 

Big Shot Plus, ( medium machine) uses The small 6" dies,AND the 9" dies... 

Big Shot Plus,(the LARGE) can use ALL the dies, 6", 9", and 12" dies... 

These sizes are the WIDTH that can go through the machine.. It depends on how you want to use them... TO carry with you on retreats? Small one... 

Medium for more flexibility uses two die sizes, can still carry it with you... 

And last, the Big Shot PRO- A stay in one place machine, I'll do a video soon on them.


Above on the left is the BIG SHOT PLUS, all three dies shown above A 9" platform die,under my hand, and two 6" platforms dies beside that.


on my Right, is the Big Shot, (otherwise known as a fabi)

Uses only 6" platform dies... that 6" is what fits through the opening the machine.


All my Sizzix dies are available HERE.




OK, My HEX STAR die. You can use this die in a couple different ways, I like to design dies that give you a multitude of options!  Loving HEXIES? The star without the half rectangles, gives you just a nice big pieced hex. I have a video on making all the die shapes at my website.


This red and brown version is going to be king size. I already raided my friends stashes for more Reds and browns, as I depleted most of mine!  My bed.  Can't wait.  Must get busy!



But you can also square out the Hexagon to make it a block, like this one below! Isn't it so fun? I even fussy cut on my die!  Fabulous!







At the last minute I made up a small wall hanging, that I can hang in my kitchen... using my Yellow Leo Diamond print from Mostly Manorfor the background. Next I  dug out some favorite golds, and bright yellows to make this version. Using the half rectangle, finishes my hexes so they have a straight edge...


So much fun!


One more die to go!



All my Sizzix dies are available HERE.



Stretch Hex & Tumbler Class March 02 2016, 0 Comments


Stretch Hex and Tumble class recap at QuiltCon.


I LOVE teaching this class!!!  This class takes learning a new skill down to just a few basic tips for success in mastering Y seams and allows you to build a quilt quickly!


Students took about 15-20 minutes, majority, to learn the new skill. Once they had sewn about 5-6 seams, they found their groove, and were off and running. 

Below, enjoy photos of starts on projects, and where some ended the class.


Taking the fear out of learning a new technique for me, is just so much fun to teach! Once the students, GET IT, I come back around, and they have multiple rows done... Boom! Just like that.


Another thing I love is seeing the kinds of fabric collections people bring... Every quilt here is a beauty! 




The Garden Variety PATTERN with ACRYLIC TEMPLATES is available in my website shop, with great instructions! (no paper templates)





Already have my Stretch Hex & Tumbler Acrylic templates?

You can buy the PATTERN ONLY to go with the templates you already own.

My patterns only work with my acrylic templates, paper patterns pieces are NOT included.


Scroll down see more options for these two shapes and other patterns.



The students really got into full swing with their piecing. I'm always so impressed how much they get done!   Designs were being created in every inch of the floor space!  LOVE THAT!!



These patterns also work with the STRETCH HEX & TUMBLER  template sets.  ( Please note: both sold, with or without the templates, but no paper templets included)

All my patterns are listed here.  Click 


It's great to have multiple designs and styles per template set... I like to give you as many options as possible! Have fun!