Learning how to make hexagons for quilts, or any other project, has to be one of the most relaxing, addictive and satisfying sewing skills known to man!
This cute little project from Issue 5 of Love Patchwork & Quilting (on sale 5th February) is the perfect introduction to them. We also have some hexagon templates for you to download and print out for FREE!. The correct size template for the Issue 5 needlecase project shown can be downloaded here.
If you don’t already know how to make hexagons, follow these easy steps…
1 Select one of your paper hexagon templates. Pin the paper to the center of the wrong side of one of your fabric squares.
2 Fold over the right top side of the fabric followed by the top side.
3 Beginning on the folded corner, going from right to left, push the needle through both flaps of fabric but not the paper. Pull the needle through and repeat to make another stitch in the same spot (backstitch).
4 Move to the next corner. Repeat steps 2–3 for the rest of the corners, except the last one. Tuck the final corner in the same direction as the rest. Knot off when the hexie is complete.
5 Remove the center pin and press the hexie with a dry iron, but don’t remove the paper. Repeat steps 1–5 to make as many hexagons as your require.
6 To join hexies, place two hexies right sides together and whipstitch along one edge, stitching both hexies together. Knot off when you reach the end of a hexie edge. Repeat until all necessary edges are attached.