Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Products - Notice something different?

I am so excited, I have a new product line for you. Notice anything different about these Moda charm packs?

That's right, they're hexagonal! They are the same size as the regular square charm packs (these are 5 inches from point to point), but they are already die-cut into hexagons (with 2 1/2 inch sides).

Now before you rush off to your local patchwork store looking for them, I have to tell you that they are ONLY available here at Possum Blossom Patchwork because they are all die-cut by ME.

They're not listed in my store just yet as I've only just finished cutting this batch, but I will list them over the next week. (If you can't wait, or if you want me to cut any other Moda ranges, send me an email.)

But first, I'm going to crack open one (or two) of these charm packs and spend the rest of the day sewing. I've never machine-sewn hexagons before. Is there a trick to it? I will find out and report back to you.

I am also tempted to try some free-motion quilting, I've never done that before, but I guess I better take it one step at a time and piece the hexagons first.

Anyway, I am very very happy with these hexagon charm packs, and I can't wait for my next fabric delivery to arrive so I can make some more for you.


  1. GENIUS!!! And great fabric choices too!!

  2. Sorry, this is a more direct link!

  3. just going to check what size bigger papers I much are the packs each?

  4. You are fantastic. Big hexagons make faster quilts.

  5. They look fantastic. Quite the hexagon entrepreneur.

  6. Love them. Can't wait to get some. :)

  7. What a great time saving idea!

  8. Hi Joanne, what a beaut idea. A real timesaver. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. :)

  9. Love the look of them, have you got good fortune by kate spain to go with the terrain.
    What will they cost?
    Oh and btw everyone loves my red stamp necklace and when I tell them i won it and where they are impressed

  10. Awesome idea! Thinking outside the box, again!-)

  11. Hi Joanne!
    I'd love some Cabbages and Roses and/or Rose Parade, both by Moda.
    How much would they cost?
    I can wait until you get them in stock. I mean, no rush, please enjoy your Holiday Festivities.
    Take care, Leslie

  12. Great idea...what will their price point be?

  13. Hexies! love the idea! hope they make it to the shop soon!

  14. Oh my gosh. How wonderful. I sure hope you can do without sleep as I predict you'll be cutting hexies day and night once the word gets out. LOL

    Good luck. I'm sure this will be a hot seller for you.

  15. WOW!!! AWESOME!!! COOL!!! I'm gonna want some...yep, yep, yep!

    annie m.

  16. Great idea, my tip is to make a template with small circles punched out for the corner seam allowance spots. Mark your hexies with a pencil and sew along the 1/4 line till you hit the next dot.
    To machine piece hexies into the traditional Grandmother's flower garden you can sew 6 hexies to the centre one. Lots of "Y" seams but if you just sew dot to dot it'll be fine.
    To piece them in rows, sew them end to end and then join them into pairs, the pairs into fours etc...
    I've just done some 2.5 " hexies this way. Came together very quickly!
    I've just found this you tube video which also explains this technique :