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Removing Papers

I'm going to show you yet another step in the hexie quilt process: Removing the paper pieces!  Some people remove the inner papers as they go on a project like this, but I prefer to leave them all in until I'm finished with the quilt.

I work in rows so I don't lose my place. You'll notice I have a large seam allowance on the back so that the papers are totally covered. I like it like this. When I quilt it, all that extra fabric will boost puffiness and texture.
I start by using a seam ripper to snip the basting thread near the beginning knot

Then I use a wooden skewer or toothpick to pick out the basting thread

Then I use the skewer to stick in and through the hole I punched in the paper and... 

POP - out comes the paper!

I made a little video to show a little more of the process that can be found here.

It's a pretty quick process, I just started today, and have about 1/4 of the papers out already! Starting a thread collection too:

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