21 Feb 2008, 7:59pm



Free Downloads

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

You have saved us all so much time.
It’s good to no longer need to draw round my 35 year old metal template, well-used and previously handy though it was.
I even enjoy cutting out the clear and accurate 1 inch templates.
Many thanks for a great, free resource.

21 May 2014, 8:23pm
by brourke

thank you for the different size hexies.

I downloaded the 3/4″ hexi for a friend. She has a friend’s mothers flower garden blocks (13 of them) and she wants to make green hexis in order to join them together. Near as we can tell, the blocks were made in 1942. Awesome!

14 Jun 2014, 2:42pm
by Judy Bedford

I am having trouble getting the free templates to download…….I have printed them before, but not today

thank you for the different sizes , gone to try to make a quilt with one of them..thank you again for the help…

[…] And at last, if you’d like to find some free paper templates to try your very own EPP hexagons, here are a few links. Find a free downloadable template for larger hexagon pieces at My Poppet. Download 1″ and 1.5″ patterns from Texas Freckles. Browse a few different projects and pattern sizes for EPP hexagons at Moxy Ideas. […]

[…] used 1.5″ hexagon templates which I found free here and sewing them into hexes and joining the hexes together was super easy with this tutorial from […]

6 Aug 2014, 5:13am
by Brenda

Thank you very much for the different sizes. Very grateful.

[…] save yourself the trouble of drawing round a template here are links for free printables from the Snippets and Blabbery blog and some free printable hexagon graph paper  in different sizes and you can also buy pre-cut […]

23 Aug 2014, 1:34pm
by Ine Heap

Thank you, I just started paper piecing, I love it, special when you have a long trip in the car or waiting in a doctors office.

23 Aug 2014, 5:40pm
by Marilynne Martin

Have you created a quarter inch hexagon template

Thank you so much…these are perfect and saved me time and money!!!

Agradecida por las plantillas

thank you also for the templates – they are such a time saver!

Thank you so much for posting these!

Thank you for your generosity, sharing all these templates! It is really appreciated.

Thank you for your generosity,I do appreciate the opportunity to try this method. Thanks


[…] by the needle, they still working great. Find some free templates here (many sizes available) also here. I used the 1 inch (measurement on each side of the hexagon). I have a tip to share. The mini […]

Thank you so much for these!! I downloaded the 3/4″ hexagons for a paper pieced purse that I want to make. It will be my first time paper piecing … you just made that experience a whole lot easier :)


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