Friday 2 October 2015

Hexie Down Under Round 2

Wow, how popular was round 1!  We closed off round 1 of Hexie Down Under with 60 members. It was so much fun to see all of the hexies posted to Instagram under the hashtag #hexiedownunder and even more fun as the postie delivered hexie flowers to the letterbox.

Here is a photo of the ones that I have personally received so far.  I'm looking forward to turning these into a quilt:
My "Orange Grove" of hexie flowers.
Many of you have been eagerly waiting for us to open up registrations for round 2 so here it is.  
Welcome to Hexie Down Under round 2!

Are you a hexie fan? Would you like to create your own hexie masterpiece but are limited by what's in your fabric stash?  Swapping with other hexie fans is a great way to mix up the fabrics in your hexie collection, so Isabella Golightly and I have decided to set up an affordable swap just within Australia.  One that is EASY to do and INEXPENSIVE to be a part of.
  • Can you accurately thread or glue baste a 1" hexie?  
  • Can you neatly stitch these hexies into a hexie flower?  
  • Do you live in Australia?  
If you answered yes to each of these questions then you are eligible to join #HexieDownUnder2  This swap will be for both thread basters and glue basters.  You can specify your preference and depending upon numbers we will attempt to keep these two methods in separate groups.   

  • This swap is open to Australians with an Australian postal address only. Sorry, no international members.
  • You MUST have a public Instagram account (no exceptions this time).
  • Members are required to create and mail at least two (2) hexie flowers to each person on their list before 31 December 2015.  
  • All members should be able to accurately thread or glue baste 1" hexies and to sew them neatly together into a hexie flower.
  • Members are to use a good quality quilting cotton. Please do not use any other type/s of fabrics 
  • All centres should be white (unless requested otherwise) and you are required to write your name, your Instagram account name, and where you are from on the centre hexie with a permanent fabric marker.  
  • Please leave the papers/cardboard in so that the recipient can join them together easily. 
  • Post a photograph of your finished hexie flowers on Instagram tagging the recipient together with the hashtag #HexieDownUnder2 prior to mailing them off.


Yes you read that correctly, you are not required to send anything other than the two (2) hexie flowers per person to the members on your list.  If you use a C5 sized envelope (162 x 229 mm) it will only cost $1.40 to post within Australia. 

Maximum estimated costs: $1.40 @ 20 group members = $28 postage costs over 3-months (less for eligible pensioners) PLUS the cost of your hexie papers - you will need at least 280 papers.  A packet of 100 papers costs on average $5 - $7 depending on the retailer.  You are welcome to make your own papers.  We encourage you to use the fabric & threads that you already have in your stash. If you do not have a certain colour/print, please ask your group leader, they will be able to assist you and/or arrange to trade fabric with another group member.  

Once the sign up data has been collated, you will be emailed a spreadsheet containing the details of the people in your group.  You can work through this list at your own pace and mail them off as you go, however, we do request that you complete your list before 31 December 2015 - that gives you approximately 3-months to complete your list. There will be a mandatory check in each month and again towards the end of the swap where you will be asked for a status update of your work and a list of who you are yet to receive from.  If at any stage throughout the swap you need assistance to complete your hexies PLEASE ASK!  We understand that life happens and Hexie Angels are there to assist if required.

This round we plan to provide a few articles to assist with organizing yourself and the best methods of stitching your hexies.

We will be capping the groups to a maximum of 20 members per group to keep numbers manageable so the MAXIMUM number of hexie flowers that you will be making will be 40 (2 per person if we have 20 members per group - in round 1 we had 18 members in 3-groups & 6 members in the toe-dippers group).   Sign ups will remain open for one week or until we have reached 60 members (whichever comes first), so be quick, latecomers will not be accepted once group lists have been compiled!  Existing members are welcome to re register (anyone who mailed their hexies late in round 1 will have their application assessed on a case by case basis by Isabella & I and will be accepted at our discretion). New members are welcome so please tell your friends. All members will be checked against the Swappers Black List and any known "flakers" will not be accepted.

Depending upon popularity, we aim to have #HexieDownUnder3 commence in January for a March 2016 finish.

Please click on the registration logo below  to access the sign up form:

If you have any further inquiries, please email me at

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