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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hexagons & Giveaway

Did I say I'd be back Tuesday?  Well, I clearly meant Thursday, I just didn't realize it at the time.  A few posts ago I mentioned showing everyone how I made my little hexagons, so here you have it:


First I cut two templates.  The first just out of regular printer paper the size I want my finished hexagons, the second out of template plastic about 1/4" larger than the first.  I then cut all my hexagons the size of the plastic template.


Spray the right side of the fabric with Best Press.


Turn it over and place the paper piece centered on the wrong side.


Folding the fabric edges in toward the paper template, ironing as you go.


When you've ironed around the whole hexagon the starch should be completely dry.


Then, just remove the paper and you're done!  Enjoy all your little hexes and breathe a sigh of relief that you didn't have to do any basting, starch painting, or measurement guessing.


Not sure what to do with all those cute little hexes you made?  Well, I sew some of them to little projects for decoration, like this:


It is actually a reusable coffee sleeve, for all those lattes I drink {and you know I drink lots of lattes}.  I didn't have a paper cup on hand, so I just put it on a tumbler for display purposes {though, it could be used to help keep everyone's glasses straight too...}.  I thought it turned out cute for such a simple project.


Now for the giveaway...I'm going to make a lucky winner her own custom coffee sleeve complete with hand embroidered name and whatever in my scrap stash comes closest to her favorite fabrics.  Oh yeah, and a $5 Starbucks card to try out her new sleeve with!  To enter just leave a comment with some favorite fabrics and/or colors, and of course, what kind of drink you'd order.  Here's mine:

Favorite fabrics include Simple Abundance, Whimsy, and, of course, Wonderland by Momo {and I just saw a glimpse of Central Park by Kate Spain...eek...}!  My current favorite drink is a Vanilla Cappuccino.

If you want to follow this blog you can have a second entry, but you must leave a second comment as well, if you want to be counted twice.  You have until next Thursday {10/28} at Midnight EDT to enter.  {Please note: you must leave your e-mail in your comment to win if it is not linked to your blogger profile.}


This blog is not affiliated with Starbucks in any way...I just really love their coffee, lattes, etc.! See FAQ for more info on giveaways.

36 comments:

  1. I am into Bliss - the blues! And, I can see a steamy Chai Latte wrapped in Bliss. Great giveaway. Happy quilting.

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  2. I am loving pinks with zebra right now! I guess cause I am working on our baby's room and that's the colors I'm using! Even with the cooler weather I am still hooked on Caramel Frappuccinos.

    emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. i follow your blog - fairly new so i am still checking everything out :)

    emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Hello!
    my favourite fabrics are Butterfly Garden, Astor Manor, Bliss, Wee Woodlands... all for Moda...
    my favourite drink...tea! sorry, not a coffee drinker!

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  5. Love the little coffee sleeve, so cute! I love all fabrics, the one's you used are really cute. I like Breakfast at Tiffanys, Bliss, Red Rose Farms! I like it all! :) And I'm with Donna I love chai!

    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    ~Teresa

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  6. so lovely and useful! right now I'm loving kate spain's moda christmas fabrics!

    molly.stoddart at gmail dot com

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  7. and, I follow your blog in my google reader!

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  8. I love Fandango jelly roll by Kate Spade for Moda, as well as the Luna Notte jelly roll by 3 sisters. Lovely fabrics! I have a jelly roll of fabrics by 3 sisters that I bought quite a while ago, and I can't find the perfect thing to make with them... all in due time, though, right?

    Since I don't drink caffeine, I usually stick to either a raspberry and vanilla steamer or a hot caramel apple spice! Divine on a chilly day such as this one!

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  9. And I already follow your blog =)

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  10. my fav fabrics are flea market fancy, summer in the city, wonderland, echino and so many more! my favorite drink: peppermintstick latte!
    your coffee sleeve is a work of art!
    phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

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  11. gosh, im not super picky. the one you made is adorable. i especially love the embroidered name. i would get a pumpkin spice latte thank you very much!

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  12. forgot to say i like the tute. such a clever shortcut and i lurve bestpress already
    i am now following you on twitter and here

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  13. I love so many different fabrics my favorite right now would be modern meadow but I love anything. I could really go for a vanilla capuccino, your sleeve looks so cute love your embroidery, Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. too cute! i love it! i'm loving fall colors right now...rich yellows, oranges, and reds (think Innocent Crush). and i'd order a nonfat iced chai latte...mmmm...although the new salted caramel hot chocolate is really good too...decisions, decision!

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  15. Oh, it totally depends on the time of day and weather... cold, wet days or evenings: peppermint hot chocolate... sunny, warm days: pumpkin spice frappucino. Yum! Cute, cute coffee sleeves! The embroidery is fabulous!!!

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  16. I love anything Bliss right now! But honestly anything Moda is my favorite :-)
    My favorite Starbucks drink is a Camamel Macchiato
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  17. There are so many fabrics that I love....I love the whimsical designs you see in Free Spirit and I just love Michael Miller's Meadowsweet 2 and Honey Bee. My drink of choice will be a Peppermint Hot chocolate. mmmm...yummy. :)

    Just in case.....my email is

    nicholhardy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  18. Oh, and I am a new follower! Great blog... :)

    nicholhardy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  19. Am a follower and loving your hexagon tutorial... you mean you don't have to pre-stitch all those little bits of fabric around the papers? Brilliant!

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  20. Favourite fabric: Farm Fresh by October Afternoon with a Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte... yum!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. I'm a hot apple cider girl!
    I would love something scrappy!
    Fandango is my current fave :)

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  22. Fun! I'm a little out of the fabric world at the moment, but i love anything Amy butler. I love those fall colors you chose! How fun. I would order a soy latte, as my new baby girl doesn't like it when I eat dairy.
    :)

    Email is christy.campfield@gmail.com

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  23. Let's see...so many fabrics so little time. I love Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow line in any of the colors and tufted tweets and good folks and little folks...really anything like any of those.

    And my favorite drink is hands down a hot chai latte. Drink them every day...though I now buy the mix that starbucks uses and make it at home!

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  24. Let's see... I love so many fabrics... polka dots, linen, Make Life, and anything with Owls. Oh, and Heather Ross.
    I am 39 weeks pregnant and it has been probably 40 weeks since I had something yummy from Starbucks... I like a Vanilla Chai or a White Chocolate Mocha the best. :-)

    Chris cmjacobs76 at gmail.com

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  25. Wow...I just scrolled down to subscribe, and there was a giveaway to enter! My lucky day! So I am both a subscriber and entering the giveaway.

    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  26. Right now I find myself working with Blush a great deal, although I also love Bliss, and seasonal fabrics, and the classic ones like Clermont Farms and...yeah, I'm in trouble...

    I just got diagnosed with DOZENS of allergies. 'Fraid the best I could hope for at Starbucks is a Soy Latte...sigh...

    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I saw your post in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap group on Flickr. I LOVE Wonderland, can't get enough, and really anything bright.

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  28. I have a new favorite fabric every day - right now it's Bliss. And I'm thinking a Caramel Macchiatto. mmmm.

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  29. I just received a wonderful charm pack of bliss! That's my favorite of the day! I love all of the new modern prints and designers! I'm a hot chocolate kinda gal and Starbucks hot chocolate... heavy on the cream is to die for!

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