21 Feb 2008, 7:59pm

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I’ve created a couple PDFs for your crafting pleasure. I love English paper piecing, but I hate tracing hexagons, so I’ve made a printable sheets of 3/4″ and 1″ hexagons a bunch of stuff. When you print them, I recommend card stock, this way you can use the shapes again and again. I store my cut hexagons in ziplocks with the size written in sharpie.

The size of the hexagons is determined by measuring one side – that’s the way they’re measured in standard quilting patterns.

When you cut out the shapes, cut right inside the lines. There are tons of patterns out there using hexagons…Grandma’s Garden type patterns. Have fun!

The PDF sheets are free, but I hope you’ll leave me a comment if you use them. I’d love to see pictures – I hope you’ll link to me if you post any photos of your work!

Updated, after making lots of hexagons: I prefer to just trace a hex onto the back of my fabric, pin my hexes together and join them with a running stitch. Super easy and my stitches never show. Also saves all the work of sewing the paper into the hex first, before sewing the hexes together. I’ve written a tutorial for piecing hexies without paper here. There’s also a great tutorial at Sunshine’s Creations for English paper piecing. Whichever method you choose, have a ball! And share pictures!

One other update: Some people have reported back that they bought some pre-cut templates and the size didn’t quite match up to mine. I apologize for any trouble this might cause. I’m an imperfect quilter and no mathematician  From my printer, the hexies work fine. But just a heads up – I’m not making any guarantees about size perfection! (That’s why they’re free :)) Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks, Abi

29 Nov 2012, 9:15am
by Carol Cron


Thanks, you have saved me hours of time on hexagons.

19 Dec 2012, 2:48am
by Lyn Rae. New Zealand


Thank you so much. I am making a queensize quilt by hand and you saved me so much time not having to trace around a template.

i like your template so must please more templates thank you.

Thanks for sharing your templates with everyone.
Ana Maria

17 Jan 2013, 8:21pm
by Iona Heck


Thanks so much for this it is such a help to me I didn’t want to trace each one.

Many thanks!! I wanted to experiment with the more traditional approach…have spent the week making 2″ hexies with freezer paper and no basting (I put the freezer paper shiny side UP, iron the edges down around it, has worked perfectly…but I figure this approach will not work with smaller hexies :)). I knew I could count on our wonderful quilters community to have posted something like this!!
L

19 Jan 2013, 10:42pm
by Virginia


I’ve appreciated the free 1″ hexie downloads for awhile now and was wondering why they are no longer available and/or if they will ever become available again?

Thanks ,

Virginia

muchas gracias ?

many thanks for the 1″ hex download! i’ve wanted to quilt for years and thought i would have to use my machine; i was thrilled to learn about paper piecing, and i’ve been happily using your template for the past week or so. it doesn’t seem to be loading now; did you remove it?

hya. Thanks for the tutorial and downloads. i have cheated even more and got black carbon paper and put one of your hexagon sheets and carbon papered through the paper and material so even quicker. cant wait to give myself time to do more sewing. Thank you again great tutorial

7 Feb 2013, 10:50am
by Linda Mc


Hi

Thank you so so much for taking the time to produce these hexagon templates. I have spent a fortune over the years purchasing online supplies of these – basically because I am so naff at trying to make my own. I now have 3 hexagon quilts on the go and am ready to try another shape.
A bit saucy to ask but is there any chance you could work out a sheet of diamond shapes………………. You’re a star !!

Thank you so much for sharing your templates.
I am new to quilting and this has made hexies so much easier for me. I love them.

Thanks for making things easier

First of all thank you for the great tutorial and the hex pdf. wonderful. I just got back from a five week car trip and I took my little bag of supplies to work on in the car. It’s the first time I have ever done hand work but it is turning out really good. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to make the first flower but after I figured out the best stitch for me, it goes a lot faster. I made about a dozen of these on my trip and plan on taking them whenever I travel. It’s so portable. I humbly ask the same thing as LindaMc. Is there any chance you would do a diamond shape sheet. I am hooked and would love to try the diamonds.
You are the best, thanks for sharing so much of what you do.

THanks for the templates….you;ve saved me!!!! and caused a new addiction.rd

Thank you so, so much for this! Will check out your tutorial for doing hexies without the paper, too!

3 Mar 2013, 9:34pm
by Barbara


Wanted you to know that my friends gave me a few 1 inch papers they had purchased. When I found your template and used it, I felt it was perfect. It was the same size! No worries! We all need to be thankful for you and your generosity! I sure am!

Thank you for the hexagon templates. I was dreading making these on my own!

After spending 3 hours looking for hexs to print out I found you.
Thank so much for making my job a lot easier, the Quilt I am doing has 3ooo 1.5″ hexes. Now I have to find the 1.5″ 60degree diamonds to go with them.

Thank you so much for sharing.

30 Mar 2013, 8:10pm
by patricia greenhalgh


Thank you so much for your free downloads so kind of you

hi Just to say thanks. I am finishing my first quilt at well over 21yrs of age. And have used the templates which helped so much.

Thanks again.

Pat

15 Apr 2013, 8:09am
by Katherine


Thank you for sharing your templates. I’m about to give paper piecing a try for the first time so these will be super helpful!

Thanks for the great free hexie PDF files! Doing a Row Robin with 15 quilty friends and if I start now, I’ll have the last row done for a friend who’s doing her’s in 30′s.

thank you for sharing!

Many, many thanks for generously providing these templates and giving access to tutorials. I am now confidently starting my first hexagon adventure. In due time I will let you have a photo, as a little extra thankyou.

thank you for the 1″ template – it’s going to be areal time saver!

Thank you so much for sharing your templates.
Can wait to start my new project.

4 May 2013, 6:55am
by Kelly Fluitt


Thank you so much! I am getting ready to travel for five days and was beginning to panic about what I could do without my wonderful sewing machine – “Pflo”. Now, I know I will survive and learn a thing or two about handstitching!

6 Jun 2013, 5:47pm
by mummsie


Woo Hoo! I just printed off the 3 largest sizes and I’m ready to go. I had tried making my own pattern and after I had stitched about 25 and started piecing them well crap! One side was off. Then 3 months later I find you. See my smiling face? It’s that “Sponge Bob” smile…..thank you.

I’m blessed to have a full-sized photocopier in my sewing room, so one sheet of a given template can be reproduced rapidly, though I cut them by hand with “paper scissors,” 2 or 3 sheets at a time, which I staple together in several places (paper clips would work, too) to keep them stable & uniform. It works a treat! Thank you for these templates!!!

Thanks for your templates. Just found your website, I will be using it a lot. However, do you have templates for the 1/2″ hexagons. I will be making Christmas wreaths for my 5 year old grandson to give as gifts. I have made different quilted ornaments for each year since his first Christmas, (40 to 50 ornaments each year)

So sorry – all the templates I have right now are listed.

[...] If you want to make your own hexagon template in the size of your choice, you could try this method, or here is a ready-made template for a 1.5” hexagon. [...]

Thank you for these templates. They are perfect and just what I was looking for, for making a 1.5 inch hexie cushion. Thank you again, all bookmarked for next project. xx

Oh Thank You so very much for this hexagon template. I have worked over an hour tyring to cut out a template. I was so frustrated!!

30 Aug 2013, 8:44pm
by Cindy Boller


Thank you! Thank you! I’m in love with Hexies!

23 Sep 2013, 4:11pm
by Lynn S.


You are so nice to do this for all of really lazy persons! Ha!Thank you SO much!

I’m am giving a tutorial on english paper piecing for our guild’s “Quilter’s College” in January. May I get permission to print these PDFs as part of a handout to the guild? I will be citing you as well in my regular handout as a source for information. Thanks!

Sure thing! Sorry for the delayed response. Feel free to use the templates. Fair warning – I’ve heard they don’t match up exactly with other brands/precuts, so I wouldn’t mix and match! Thanks, Abi

So handy! About to have first go with hexagon pathwork, having only done machine type before and these sheets are really great. Will post a pic when Ive finished grand daughters birthday crib.

23 Jan 2014, 12:35pm
by valerie.gough


I was enquiring if you do larger hexegons like 2 inches or 2.5 inches. if so were can I look for them on your website.i am very pleased with your material I bought from you 10 x 1metre.
thank you
Valerie gough

Hi there,
THANK YOU so much for the printable hexagon template! Going to the mountains for a week and no handwork! You saved the day. Thank you again Cape Town South Africa

Thank you! I was happy to find hexagons to print. I can now experiment with the different sies to see what I want. Thanks much. Rhonda

Sorry, I don’t have any bigger sizes, but you could just enlarge them on a copy machine by 200% or 250%. Good luck!

South Africa! Awesome! Thanks for visiting :)

 

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