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On The Go Projects

January 27th, 2016

I like to maximize my time, so you’ll often find me with a few books in my bag and crochet projects with me while I’m out and about. Some of these things don’t lend themselves to shorter periods of found time, a minute here or five minutes there. I thought English paper piecing hexagons might fit the bill and they do!
Yesterday found me at the car dealership waiting to get a few things tuned up on the MINI. So I whipped out my hexi jar (a wide mouth mason jar) and managed to knock out 20 hexies while I waited.
hexies finished
As I worked, I thought about how I could make a project container that would neatly organize all items needed to make these little beauties. I also need to get a tiny pair of scissors to add to my kit. These are a fantastic way to make us of tiny scraps of fabric and tiny scraps of time, a win/win in my book.

What new hobbies have you discovered recently?

6 Comments to “On The Go Projects”
  1. Cindy on January 27, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I used to do hexies quite a bit. An easy trick to get the papers out later is to punch a hole in the middle, that way you can take a pin to easily pop them out! :)

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  2. Jeanette on January 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love the fabrics you are using. What did you mean with your reference to English papers? Do you have two paper hexagons – one for the original piece of fabric and a smaller one for folding the fabric to the final hexagon shape? What are you making? How are you going to put the hexagons together?

    I have numerous hobbies, some that are portable like reading, small knitting/crocheting projects, and a new one – coloring books. Have you seen that latest craze? Coloring books would be harder to take along unless you know you will have a good surface to work on. Plus, I have learned that it’s good to decide on the color scheme before I start coloring. And I limit the number of colors, so colored pencils could be carried along.

    I would love to see your progress on the hexagons as the project grows.

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  3. Melissa Ruddy on January 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

    For on-the-go sewing project bags, I’m a huge fan of the “Sew Together Bag” pattern by “SewDemented”. I love all the pockets to hold assorted sewing bits – and I, too, am addicted to hexies! (And loads of other crafts) There’s a great step-by-step photo tutorial at The Quilt Barn ( which makes the project less intimidating, too!

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    • Jeanette on January 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Melissa, I just look at the quiltbarn website, and that bag is great! I might have to try it.

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  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker on January 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I’m really looking forward to the finished project, this is such an interesting craft.

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  5. Cassandra on January 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Ah, cute! I’ve done a little quilting but I’ve never tried that sort of piecing. It looks difficult. Beautiful though!

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