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This set includes 2 acrylic templates to make 2½" finished sizes QAYG Hexagons .
Finished size is 2½" measured along the sides of the hexagons or 5" measured across the widest part of the hexagon.
A lovely hand or machine piecing project that comes together very quickly and is perfect for beginners. Quilt-As-You-Go so when the blocks are finished, they are finished!
Your quilt is Reversible! - one side features a framed block look and the other side of your quilt features regular hexagon blocks.
Can also be used to construct hexagonal bags.
Great for using up your scraps and leftover batting pieces.
Cut 1 large hexagon from fabric
Cut 1 small hexagon from fabric and batting.
- Lay your large fabric hexagon wrong side up
- Place your large hexagon template on top
- Position your batting hexagon and then your small fabric hexagon (right side up) inside your frame template
- Place one finger on the centre and lift your frame template away
- One side of the diamond at a time - fold the seam allowance over once to meet the inner diamond. Then fold the seam allowance again over the top of the inner diamond to create the frame.
- Pin, clip with a wonder clip, glue or fuse the seam allowance in place
- Hand or machine stitch (topstitch or machine applique stitch) the seam allowance down.
You can hand or machine stitch the blocks together. To hand stitch, place two blocks together and ladder stitch (just like english paper piecing).
To machine stitch, join your blocks together using a zig-zag or your favourite decorative stitch.
Because the blocks are backed and quilted already, you are done!
Options and Ideas:
- Practice your free motion quilting in the centre of your hexagons before stitching them together
- Choose to use fine thread to stitch down your frames to keep your stitching invisible.
- Make your stitching the star and use Sue Spargo Eleganza Perle Cotton threads (or your favourite decorative threads) to join or embellish the blocks.
- Fast cut your hexagons from strips of fabric and batting?. Makes the process much faster.
- Liberty charm square pictures and white frames? Kaffe Fassett florals and stripes and dots? Aboriginal fussy cut prints with co-ordinating frames?
- Your quilt is reversible - the back of your quilt will be a beautiful hexagon quilt! Use Kaffe Fassett florals for your backings and arrange in colour wheel or watercolour layouts?
- Arrange your hexagons in a bag shape?
- Throw all your scraps in a bag and draw randomly?
- Have fun, don't stress and play. These are quick and easy and will help develop your stitching and colour layout skills ~~Maree