Heat Resistant Mylar shapes for 1" Lucy Boston Patchwork of The Crosses
Number of shapes per pack
78 1" Elongated Hexagons
44 1" Squares
The book is sold separately, Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Book by Linda Franz. The quilt can be made using a variety of methods such as hand piecing, english paper piecing and english paper piecing using mylar instead of papers. Why use mylar?
Mylar® is an extraordinarily strong polyester film that grew out of the development of Dacron® in the early 1950s.
- Heat resistant so they won't melt under your iron using a medium heat. Wonderful to press your english paper (mylar) piecing blocks before removing your mylar shapes.
- Reusable so you can make perfect shapes time and time again. Particularly wonderful for English Paper (Mylar) Piecing and applique when your project uses the same shapes repeatedly.
- Our mylar shapes are laser cut for perfect precision and accuracy.
- Sew or Glue Baste your mylar shapes. Sewline Glue is water soluble and easily washes off leaving your mylar shapes in perfect condition for reuse even after glue basting!
- The shapes have an inner hole so you can pin the Mylar shape to fabric if you choose to sew baste your shapes. You can also use wonder clips to help sew baste.
- Do you sew through your papers when you are english paper piecing? If so, you are not alone! Mylar shapes are stronger than paper so guide your needle so your stitches are accurate and the mylar pops out easily when you are finished.
- Heat resistant so you can also starch and press around your mylar shapes so your applique shapes are smooth for easy, precise stitching!
Mylar Hexagons are specially designed to help you build beautiful quilts with ease again and again.
Marking your fabric for cutting -You can use our acrylic templates to cut (using a small rotary cutter or scissors) or trace (using your fabric marking pencils) your cutting and sewing lines onto your fabric.
If you are confident you can trace around your mylar shapes with your favourite marking pencil and cut your fabric with scissors adding a 1/4" seam allowance.
Gauging the 1/4" seam allowance is where you need to have confidence but it does become second nature after a while!. If you are a beginner or prefer you can use our acrylic templates to trace the seam allowances onto your fabric. The acrylic templates make marking your cutting lines easy - just mark and cut on the lines! The halo templates are also a great way to preview fussy cutting of your favourite fabric.