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Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt – 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt - 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop | The Zen of Making

Hello, hexie lovers! I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite thing to make: the giant hexie flower lap quilt. (Also affectionately known around my apartment as the big-ass hexie quilt.)

Seven blocks. English paper piecing. Can be hand or machine quilted. No squaring, no fuss.

Finished dimensions: About 41½" x 41½".

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt - 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop | The Zen of Making

This project is part of the 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop, generously organized by my pal Diane from CraftyPod. You can read more about the hop here, then scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more projects.

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Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Love your English Paper Piecing Travel Kit? Enhance your on-the-go quilting experience with a handy little pincushion designed specifically to snap onto the pocket of my popular hexie-inspired pouch!

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

See? Perfect fit!

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Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies

Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies | The Zen of Making

Fact: AccuQuilt’s new English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies are currently my favorite tools in the craft studio. I mean, cutting perfectly matched fabric pieces AND paper templates at the same time? Goodness, yes!

Available in both a ½" size and a 1" size, the AccuQuilt English paper piecing dies basically take the ease of buying pre-cut packs of EPP templates and pre-cut packs of fabric shapes and applies that same simplicity and convenience to your own fabric stash. I love that, in one step, I can cut out as many or as few hexies and paper templates as I need for a project, and I never need to pull out my rotary cutter or ruler!

Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies | The Zen of Making

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Sunday Snapshot: The Mysterious Incident of the Cat and the Quilt Top

Sunday Snapshot: The Mysterious Incident of the Cat and the Quilt Top | The Zen of Making

Yesterday morning, I heard a loud rustling and falling noise coming from the studio. Upon further investigation, this is what I found sitting on the floor in front of my worktable.

Now, I could be wrong, but that certainly looks like the face of a guilty cat to me..