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

316 Replies to “Free Downloads”

  1. 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.

  2. thank you for the different size hexies.
    PERFECT.

  3. 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!

  4. Judy Bedford says:

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

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

  6. […] 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. […]

  7. […] 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 […]

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

  9. […] 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 […]

  10. 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.

  11. Marilynne Martin says:

    Have you created a quarter inch hexagon template

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

  13. Agradecida por las plantillas

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

  15. Thank you so much for posting these!

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

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

  18. THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

  19. […] 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 […]

  20. 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 :)

  21. Deirdre Kelly says:

    Thanks so much!

  22. marveen eldridge says:

    Please con I have a dowload of your small hexagon template

  23. Thank you for these templates. You saved me a whole lot of work.

  24. Thankyou so much for sharing – I find making hexies very relaxing & now can make even more things with your different templates – thanks again

  25. Thank-you so much for taking the time to make these ready to print hexies!!!

  26. Hi and thank you! I downloaded the 1.5 templates, hoping this will be easier to work with and my old hands. This will save me $$ and lots of time. Again, thank you and bless you.

  27. Didn’t read all the comments so it may have been mentioned, but to get the right size make sure your pdf printing is set to “actual size”. I have a program that didn’t give me the option and yep, the hexies were not true to size. When I used Adobe Reader instead and checked the print ‘actual size’ button they were right on. Thanks for the freebie!

  28. Thanks for downloads i get hubby to cut out my templates for me and he wasn’t happy about working out 7/8″!!
    Now its no problem, thanks again.x

  29. Thank you for the free download. I used freezer paper. Ironed them to the back of my fabric, no slipping. Removing papers is very easy! Double layer of freezer paper makes it like card stock.

  30. Thank you so much for these, I have just started paper piecing and wasn’t looking forward to tracing and cutting out – these are brill.

  31. Thanks from a woman who long ago forgotten this lovely craft. I was wondering if you have any diamonds in your super sheets of paper shapes. 3/4″ hexis could use the company.

  32. […] HÄR är några mallar i användbara storlekar. Tänk bara på att skriva ut dem till 100 %. […]

  33. Merci beaucoup de votre grande générosité

  34. Thanks for de downloads!
    Paula from The Netherlands

  35. Thank you so much for the hexagons. can’t wait to get started.

  36. Donna Randolph says:

    awesome!

  37. Thanks so much for your template, will send u photo after I finish my blanket :)

  38. Kuy Leng Leong says:

    Do you have template for 16 mm? Thanks.

  39. Oh, yay! Just started playing with English paper piecing last night, and now I am obsessed. Thank you for the free templates!

  40. Thank you so much for your generosity

  41. Thank you very much for the download! I’ve been looking for 3/4 inch and hit the jackpot here! I printed them on resume paper for a nice thickness for a template!!!!

  42. Carol Domenick says:

    I print them on freezer paper then iron them onto the fabric. Works great.

  43. Cheryl Ferlen says:

    I noticed a couple of posts about their hexie pcs not being the right size. Just my 2 cents worth but IF you are making a copy of a copy the size can change, so if your pcs haveto be precision don’t copy a copy. Hope this is helpful.

  44. Judith Parkin says:

    In February this year I started a hexagon coffee table runner using your patterns. After family upset it has developed into a grand mothers garden queen size quilt !! It is keeping me sane. I thank you very much for enabling me to download the patterns. I will send you a photo when it is finished, may be next year.
    Regards Judith

  45. Fawn Carlsen says:

    Thank you so much. I wanted to try English paper piecing, but I didn’t want to buy a lot of stuff until I knew if I liked it or not. This lets me make a small sample for free. Thanks again.

  46. Thank-you very much for the template, going to make hexagons
    on my vacation. I appreciate your sharing!

  47. Thank you so much for the templates!

  48. thank you , much appreciated! :)

  49. Jill Chisnall says:

    Yay thankyou so much!

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