Friday, July 16, 2010

the great HEXIE GIVEAWAY!

It's kind of hard to believe that a year has elapsed since my first blog post.  To celebrate, I have a little giveaway for you all!  You have three chances to win, and five possible prizes.  Behold, our theme:

paper-pieced hexagons baby!

First up, a set of eight 2.5" strips from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley!  These are all from the New Day colorway, and are great for 1" hexagon-making, as explained here:


Second, a package of 100 1" hexagons from Paper Pieces:



Third, a set of eight 2.5" Hope Valley strips in the Fiesta colorway:


Fourth, a 2.5" square Olfa ruler, perfect for fussy-cutting squares for 1" hexies AND a set of my favorite hexagon-making needles!  They are John James applique needles, which are super sharp and glide very easily through paper and fabric.


And finally, a set of eight 2.5" Hope Valley strips in the Piney Woods colorway:

 

Now for the nitty-gritty.  You may enter three ways:

1. Leave a comment, anything at all!  If you have any hexie tips to share, that would be lovely.  (Do any of you know how to remedy that little gap where the points join?  I can't quite get the hang of it.)

2. Follow or subscribe to my blog!  Leave a comment letting me know you're a follower.  If you already follow, leave a comment too.

3. Link to this giveaway on your blog and comment with a link to your post!

The giveaway is open to anyone from any country.  You have until 9pm EST on Friday, July 23rd to enter, at which point the winners will be selected randomly.  Be sure I can email you via your Blogger profile, or leave an email in your comment.  I will post the results of the giveaway the weekend of the 23rd, so stay tuned!


Best of luck to everyone, and happy hexing!

**COMMENTS ARE CLOSED AS OF 7/23 AT 9PM EST.  I WILL CONTACT AND ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS BY MONDAY!!  Thanks to everyone who entered! **

132 comments:

  1. Congrats on 1 year, what a wonderful giveaway!

    Alas, I have no hints about the little gap where the points join, I haven't quite gotten it yet either...

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  2. Thanks for a great give-away! I had a hexie theme give-away last week for my 100th post celebration. Sorry no special tips, I'm a newbie to hexagons myself. Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Happy 1 blogging anniversary! I love the Hope Valley line! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  4. I posted the giveaway link on my blog under fabrics fabrics!

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  5. Can't wait to start working w hexies...hopefully these!

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  6. Although I'm already a follower, please don't enter me in this giveaway; I just wanted to say congrats on your anniversary - and thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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  7. I have been a subscriber through Google Reader, but am now a follower , too.

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  8. Congratulations, Britt, and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  9. I just posted about your giveaway on my blog.

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday!
    I am a hexie newbie, so I don't have any tips to share. Those fabrics are so beautiful and would be so fun to make hexies with!

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  11. I am a follower :)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  12. I follow your blog!

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  13. Congrats on the anniversary! I don't have any hexie tips unfortunately - everything I know I learned from texas freckles' video tutorials! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  14. Happy anniversary!!!!
    What a great give away!
    I´m making little hexagons when ever I´m on the way - waiting at the doctors, waiting in the car for my kiddies to come out of school,... that´s fun! I´ll do a pillow of the smaller ones I think - but that will take a while - lol.
    And of course I love Hope Valley!!!! They make sooo lovely hexagons!

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  15. Happy to have found you!
    I´m a follower!

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  16. Ooooh, this give away could be just what I need to FINALLY start making hexagons! I've always been so intimidated by them. Thanks. Congrats on 1 year!

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  17. Great hexies...nice fabrics! I am a follower too!

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  18. I've been a lurker (aka follower) for a few weeks now. Love your blog!

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  19. Happy blog-iversary! I have no tips to share yet. I've just begun my hexing journey. :)

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  20. And I just blogged about your giveaway :)

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  21. I love Hope Valley! Only have a few prints myself! thanks!

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  22. I am a new follower of your blog!

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  23. I have never tried making hexies, but love the look. Seeing all the varieties in the blogs I follow seriously has me wanting to give them a try! Winning your fabulous giveaway would be just the nudge I need :D Thanks

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  24. Great giveaway! I like to put an extra stitch through each point where all 3 corners of the hexagons meet and pull it tight before moving on, this usually works for me. Thanks!

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  25. New to hexies myself, I am trying to make nose to nose geese right now to match points!

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  26. well, how lovely! i haven't tried doing hexies yet, but I've been dying to try -- love little portable hand-held sewing projects, so it seems just up my alley... thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Hope Valley is lovely. I just found your blog, enjoying it! Been wanting to try hexies - thanks for sharing!

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  28. I'm still relatively new in the world of hexies (I haven't made a 1/4 in. hexie king-size quilt or anything), but I try to eliminate that gap by grabbing just a thread or two of my corners with the needle, right where they fold over and create all the extra layers. I do a ladder stitch for connecting them, and I sometimes go back a stitch or two back the other direction to be sure I've caught those corners well. Does that make any sense?

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  29. COngrats on one year! I don't know why I never thought of that 2.5" ruler?! I keep chopping the edge of my template plastic.

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  30. great blog and great giveaway! I haven't tried hexies yet, but I'm tempted to try.

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  31. What a great giveaway I have just started making hexies so this would be awesome.

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  32. I'm now a follower as well!

    PS.. HEXIES ARE AWESOME!

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  33. If you have issues when you come to a Y seam -I'm assuming this is what you're talking about- is to first stitch two corners together, and then stitch the third corner in a V shape.. if that makes any sense.

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  34. Hello,
    I just found your blog and i love it. Thanks for the chance to win some cool stuff!

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  35. Great giveaway! I love the fabric you chose.

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  36. Congratulations on your anniversary. Great giveaway - thanks!

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  37. I've never made hexies but now I want to give it a try!

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  38. Any hexie lover would be crazy not to enter this fabuluous giveaway! I'd love to know the secret to the hexie gap thing too. Congrats on your anniversary! You chose some fabulous fabric and I am really crossing my fingers to win!

    galaxie_bleu[at}yahoo{dot]com

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  39. So, so cool! I think I might have to get into this Hexie-thing too. I'm already addicted to them, and I haven't even ever made any!

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  40. Congrats on 1 yr. I have always wanted to try hexes out. Nice giveaway.

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  41. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Having sewn together over 900 1" hexies for my charm quilt I've had lots of practice on the point bit. But explaining it may just confuse more...I'll have a go though. Once you've got two hexies sewn together you'll get a 'point' when you add a third or more. I lightly crease the third addition along it's centre then when I'm getting towards the point bit then draw the needle through the very end of the first two and back through the third. I sometimes do this a couple of times. If you continue in this manner you keep the points but you also get strong stitching where all the hexies join.

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  42. And so now the possible addiction to hexies have begun... :)

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  43. And I blog there for I am... :)

    http://chickentracksetc.blogspot.com/2010/07/hexie-giveaway-in-blogland.html

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  44. wow, Denyse Schmidt AND hexies?! what a brilliant combo!!! (crossing my fingers) Congrats on your one year in blogland :)

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  45. what gorgeous fabric and itty bitty hexies! I've grown a fond love of hexies in the last few months while oogling over many on Flickr. Thanks for offering a wonderful giveaway!

    emmy_s at hotmail dot com

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  46. Hi! What a great give away!! You are so generous!! I'm sorry, no tips here- I'm a newbie also and am always looking for advice on how to make these little addictive things!:)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  47. aaah! just found your giveaway from flickr. I went to school at IU in bton! I really want to go back someday for a visit...its been 15 years!! your giveaway is fabulous! i am in love with Hope Valley and need a reason to fall for hexies! thanks for a chance.

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  48. Congrats on one year! It goes quickly but sure is a lot of work. I hope this helps you get more followers 'cause you have a wonderful blog! Keep up the great work and have fun on your 2nd year! sincerely, Corky

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  49. I am now a follower through RSS feed. See you often! Sincerely, Corky

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  50. Couldn't follow through RSS. Bummer! Now a follower through google. See you soon and often! Sincerely,

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  51. Hexie tips - Don't clip the thread between hexies! Make a "hexie chain!" It stays together on the subway that way, and then just snip threads after.

    I'll try to post a picture later for you. :)

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  52. I'm not typically a big fan of yellow, but I like the tones in your last photo. Maybe there's just enough blue tone in the yellows & accent colors. Interesting!

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  53. What a great giveaway for all your fellow hexie addicts! I'm still so happy from yesterday when I finally found the perfect hex kit to carry with me everywhere. Great stuff.

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  54. Congrats on the anniversary!! My tip is to sew as many small stitches as possible when sewing your hexies together!!

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  55. Hi from Australia!!
    I am a newbie both to doing Hexies and to your blog! I found you via a Flickr group that I have joined (in regards to English Paper Piecing)! I haven't done many hexies but I think that what Isisjem said is exactly the answer you need. I would do that too.
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway and hopefully I may win (never won a giveaway before)!! I am now a follower and look forward to more of your posts in the future.

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  56. I have never tried Hexies before but have seen beautiful quilts with them. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  57. Congrats on the anniversary! What a great giveaway!! I just started making hexes this month. Lots of fun!

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  58. I just added you to Google Reader. :)

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  59. what a great giveaway!
    For the gaps....
    when I sew 2 hexies together- I get to the end and make a little pseudo knot there by running the needle thru the loop of thread as I pull it. It seems to make it stronger there-- so when I add the 3rd hexagon it just comes all together

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  60. Oh! What a wonderful giveaway! I've just gotten into hexies and I love Hope Valley! I do hexies the traditional way. I find having a bit more that a quarter inch seam allowance is nice and I iron them a lot before and after removing the papers.
    sowandsewdoll@yahoo.com

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  61. Boy, hexies are popping up all over the place lately! Happy 1st :0)

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  62. What a great giveaway! Thank you for us. And happy birthday to your blog.
    I found out that appliqué stitch worked great with hexagons. You could try.
    I hope you will find a way (and share your tip with us)
    Love,

    Sylvie

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  63. How fun! I actually have never made hexagons, I think it's time to start!

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  64. oh I love making hexagons, just love their portability. I have a special bag in my handbag, filled with some hexagon making essentials, just in case.....

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  65. What a fun give a way!! It would be such a joy to win those hexagon papers! :o) I am currently working on a 1" hexagon quilt. :o)
    Thank you so much for putting my name in the hat!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't figured out the little gap other than just getting those hexies lined up perfectly. (I did just recently start working on my hexagons using a machine, after countless hours by hand, and those gaps are more prominent....)

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  67. I'm a new follower of your blog. & your flickr.

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  68. I'm still working on my first hexagon project - it's been slow going for a year now. I'll be happy to finish up!

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  69. hi!
    Congrats on one year, what a wonderful giveaway! I'm in love with those fabrics! thanks for the chance.

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  70. I'm starting my hexie journey this week - a project to take on our family vacation!

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  71. I am now a follower. You can move away but I can still follow.

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  72. oooh nice fabric, it's been on my to-buy list for awhile.

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  73. Hi from Portugal : ) i´m a follower
    thanks for the nice giveaway

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  74. yey! hexe!
    i never tryed then out yet but would love to make them as well
    thanks!

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  75. i am now your follower
    thanks!

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  76. and i blogged about it
    thanks!

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  77. Hi, like Ana, i am from Portugal and now i am a follower too and i love your blog.

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  78. Congrats on 1 year! I love that pile of yellow hexies you have there and have been whipping up a few myself this week. My tip is that I've made a little 2.5" cardboard square template & have cut a 1" hexagon shape out of the middle of it so it doubles as a fancy cutting guide.

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  79. I love hexies and who doesn't heart anything by D.S.?! I work slowly with small stitches on my hexies watching where I place my stitches so it's consistent and the spacing keeps them close.

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  80. I'm also a follower! lovely site!

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  81. Awesome giveaway and happy bloggiversary! I've been wanting to try hexagons for a long time now. A neat tutorial I found is by Lady Harvatine and she shows you how to machine sew them together: http://www.ladyharvatine.com/2010/03/hexagonia.html

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  82. I am a hex nut - I print the hexes onto freezer paper then iron them into the fabric. To join those little corner, I sew each corner to both of the others if that makes sense. Fab fab fab giveaway with that fab Hope Valley - my email is in my profile but it is lynne.goldsworthy@gmail.com

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  83. And I now follow and am too a hexaholic

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  84. I'm just starting my hexy project. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. fun giveaway : ) Congrats on one year.

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  86. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  87. I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  88. Happy Bloggiversary!! Thanks for the give-a-ways
    i now follow you also
    to get the points of the hexies to come together i usually take some stitches around all the points...sorta do a running stitch like you do with a yoyo,give it a small tug to bring the points together. don't tug to much cause you dont want to cause then to gather like a yoyo.
    hope this helps.

    quiltingbug619@yahoo.com

    now off to do #3's request

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  89. Ok i don't have a blog but i do facebook. so that is were i posted your link.
    thanks again for the great giveaways

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  90. I love giveaways!! Congrats on your 1 year. :)

    k_russ22@hotmail.com

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  91. What a great giveaway jam packed with hexie goodness! I have never done hexagons but certainly will if I will :)

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  92. Fabulous giveaway. Yay for 1 year! I hope that random generator picks me!

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  93. Congrats on your first year!!
    I'd love to win!

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  94. I put in an extra stitch or two to close up the gap when I'm joining hexies. It works just fine for me. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. That takes quite a commitment!

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  95. That's so sweet of you!! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!! I jus recently got into hexie making and now I'm in LOVE!! I can see this quickly becoming an addiction. ;)

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  96. Thank you for giving us one year of blogging. This is my first drop out of lurkdom to comment. Have been wanting to attempt hexies, so with lovely Hope Valley stips, this would be a fabulous jump start. As I have never made a hexie, will avoid giving any advice.

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  97. Oh! I forgot to mention. I now follow you.

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  98. Happy one year! I have not cute into my stash of HV yet, so yes please some for me....

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  99. I also am following you now. NOT just because of the giveaway but because I find you interesting!

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  100. I've been wanting to try english paper piecing! Good timing!

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  101. What a completely awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win, I loooove the hope valley fabrics, and hexies of course, they're so addictive!
    My tip for the corners is that i put 2 tightly pulled stitches in the very corner point at the beginning and end of sewing a side, hope that helps. :D
    Becky :D

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  102. You can add me in again, as I'm now a follower too! I'm so glad I found the link on flickr, as I'm loving your blog!
    Becky :D

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  103. Great giveaway! I just saw the link you posted on flickr in the sew mama sew group. Sorry, but I don't have any tips on that little gap (I always sew it up after I connected all the hexies )

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  104. Happy Blog Anniversary!!
    Love the fabric!

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  105. congrats my dear!
    I LOVE HEXIES!!! how's that :-)
    I have the same problem with the gap while typing the ends together.... hmmm

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  106. and now I follow you as well!

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  107. Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary. Not sure how to handle gaps but seems like there are a lot of great answers on here.

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