Hexagons, revisited again.

First I started out touting the miracle of paper piecing hexagons. Then I quickly figured out that basting in the little papers was double the work – for me, anyway. Many people swear by it. So I made this handy tutorial for hand-piecing with no paper. I still think this method is the best for small hexagons. Then I found this tutorial for bigger hexagons, machine-pieced together! And today, another awesome tutorial – this one video – by fellow LA Modern Quilt Guild member, Liz Harvatine. She’s also got a pdf of hex templates – bigger hexes than my pdf templates. And don’t you love the solids she used? Awesome.

So, there are no excuses now. Make a hexagon quilt already!

5 thoughts on “Hexagons, revisited again.

  1. You’re funny, Sam. Are you saying, “yes, I am going to make a hex quilt?” Can’t wait to see it!

  2. I am working on a little “midget block” from sentimentalstitches.net – I am using English paper piecing because the hexes are only a centimeter on each side and 2 centimeters across. They are a fun little shape to work on though. I can’t wait to try them bigger (and perhaps without all the paper!)

  3. I am working on a little “midget block” from sentimentalstitches.net – I am using English paper piecing because the hexes are only a centimeter on each side and 2 centimeters across. They are a fun little shape to work on though. I can’t wait to try them bigger (and perhaps without all the paper!)

  4. Instead of basting, I use the fabric glue pen/stick with lots of refills. Using 2 to 2.5 inch squares, minimal trimming. Best part is no basting, no pulling those threads out. When you’re done, you’re done. The fabric peels up easily off the forms, even paper and they are reusable. So much faster!!!

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