Floral Garden 8. Keeping the edge of the rickrack at least 11/4" from outer edge, run the rickrack from hexagon to hexagon, creating a smooth arc or festoon as you go; pin or apply glue stick to hold rickrack in place as you move from one hexagon to another. When satisfied with positioning, trim rickrack away from under hexagons, leaving just enough to tuck under the edges to be stitched in place. Sew rickrack in place as in step 7 for Completing the Hexie Flower Blocks. Stitch hexagons in place by hand or machine to complete the quilt top. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. Quilt as desired. Bind edges, referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish. E D 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. QW Hexie Festoon Placement Diagram 41" x 53" Tip Here’s a Try freezer-paper appliqué for all types of shapes. Trace the shapes onto the dull side of the freezer paper, tracing one for each piece needed (35 hexagons for this project); cut out shapes on traced lines. Iron the freezer-paper shapes’ shiny side to the wrong side of the fabrics; cut out shapes, leaving at least 1/8"–1/4" extra all around for the turn-under seam allowance (Figure A). Dab water-soluble glue stick onto the edges of the freezer paper. Fold the seam allowance over the glue, one side at a time (Figure B). Carefully cut a slit through the background fabric behind the shapes and trim to 1/4" from stitching line (Figure C). Spray water on the back side of each appliqué shape. quilt backing trim 4" 1/ slit freezer paper stitching line 8"– 4" 1/ 1/ Figure B Figure C Finger-press edges flat. Apply shapes to the background fabric using your favorite method. Using tweezers, remove the freezer-paper shapes. Allow blocks to dry before joining with the Nine- Patch blocks. Figure A 108 Springtime Quilts QUILTER’S WORLD PRESENTS: Mayy 2019
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