EPP Sampler Block One Grandmother's Flower Garden

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Marie replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 10:35 AM

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Frances and Barbara, I did find that using copy paper worked better for me than card stock so thanks for the tip

What am I missing here?  I printed my hexi's on card stock, should I not be using card stock? 

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Bev replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 11:01 AM

Marie, card stock is fine, I am using both just to see which one works better. Some others are using card stock just fine. When using card stock I was told by LQS to use a hole punch to punch hole in middle to make it easier to remove when you need to. I am going to try some made out of those cards you get in magazines, etc. which are a little thinner than the card stock I had but are thicker than copy paper. This is all a learning experience.

Sorry to make you wonder.

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Frances replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 11:05 AM

Marie Honey,

Some people use card stock fine, for me however i find it too stiff to work with so i use copy paper its flexible, so makes it easier when sewing them together, remember the words of wisdom are being stiff is not always a good thing :-))

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Erin replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 12:19 PM

Good afternoon all.  I like to use card stock because copy paper doesn't give me sharp corners.  Maybe I am too rough, I don't know, but that is what just works for me.  It SUCKS to cut them out, but I can reuse them several times (on small projects).  When I start to put together one of the patterns in the book I bought I may try freezer paper, we will see. 

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Kris replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 1:05 PM

Here are my three flowers sewn together. I have yet to add the background. Hopefully on the weekend I'll get back to it.

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Erin replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 2:17 PM

Love your fabrics Kris! The colors are great.

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Kris, love your flowers.  Especially love the pretty paws in the right bottom corner!!

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Barbara replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 3:14 PM

Kris ,looks great ,I love the fabirc you used as well , NIce change from the rest of us using florals.. 

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Kris replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 6:02 PM

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Kris, love your flowers.  Especially love the pretty paws in the right bottom corner!!

Thanks Melody. No matter what I did to shoo her away Orca kept trying to get in the picture. This is the best of the lot.

Erin:

Love your fabrics Kris! The colors are great.

Barbara:

Kris ,looks great ,I love the fabirc you used as well , NIce change from the rest of us using florals.. 

Thanks ladies. These are fabrics left over from the wall hanging I made for my friend.

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Marie replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 8:22 PM

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Marie Honey,

Some people use card stock fine, for me however i find it too stiff to work with so i use copy paper its flexible, so makes it easier when sewing them together, remember the words of wisdom are being stiff is not always a good thing :-))

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I'll try them both to see which I like the best.  As for the second half or your sentence, what ezactly do you mean??? :  )

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Marie replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 8:25 PM

Kris, nice fabrics, I need to choose mine soon.

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Frances replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 10:53 PM

Kris,

Your hexagons are great, obviously orca likes EPP as well.

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Frances replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 10:56 PM

Marie:

Frances:

Marie Honey,

Some people use card stock fine, for me however i find it too stiff to work with so i use copy paper its flexible, so makes it easier when sewing them together, remember the words of wisdom are being stiff is not always a good thing :-))

lots of love

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I'll try them both to see which I like the best.  As for the second half or your sentence, what ezactly do you mean??? :  )

 

Honey, Well when you work in the garden and your backs stiff, its not a good thing, believe me i know!!!!

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Barbara replied on Wed, Apr 24 2013 6:53 AM

Maire I used card stock to make one ,then I traced the rest on copy paper.  but if you go to the site Frances gave us ,they have one you can copy and make a lot at one time ,you just have to cut them out.  Connecting Threads  have hex's  real cheap ,I got two sizes , 1 in and 1 1/2 in s they are a little stiffer then copy paper and can be reused  a few times.

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Sandy replied on Wed, Apr 24 2013 10:51 AM

I love seeing everyones work!  I guess we see personality  coming out :)   

So.... Frances.... :)  what templates do we need for next month?  I would love to get those ready for the next block.  Does it show I'm a little excited with this project?  and also I have a long car drive ahead of me tomorrow we are heading out of town for 4 whole days!  woooo hoooo!

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