I had these 2 packets of charm squares that I picked up in a sale last year together with coordinating border fabric. Have not really planned anything around size, will just do them all up and see what comes out of it. So, bought a packet of 100 hexagon paper pieces with an edge length of 2 inches size of hexagon is 4 inches). Went ahead the other day and made myself a template to cut out the material.
All I had to do was use my trusted fabric glue pen (to hold the hexagon in place on the fabric), whack it on the square and cut around it with a generous 1/4in seam allowance.Why did this not occur to me earlier? On my last project I had this tiny hexagon template (came with those tiny hexagon shapes that I bought for that project) and painstakingly cut out all those tiny hexagons. In retrospect not really necessary. As I said before, I have very little experience with this.Carefully drew around the template that I had cut out on template plastic on my material, cut it out and continued to make a hexagon. Then it occurred to me...duh!! I did not need the plastic template at all.
This is a great time saver and makes this even more enjoyable.
|Use a little fabric glue to hold the hexagon in place|
|Line up your ruler allowing for a generous 1/4in seam allowance|
|Cut around all sides|
|Sides ready to be folded over|
|The finished paper hexagon ready to be sewn together|
|Two hexagons slip stitched together|
Linking up to Lorna's Let's Bee Social Linky Party over at Sew Fresh Quilts, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and also...Fabric Frenzy Friday
Until next time