Machine Pieced Hexagon Tutorial

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Cristy Fincher | 1 comment

Hello! Welcome to Sew Much Like Mom! I'm honored to have you here. 

I love hexagons, or as some fondly call them, "hexies". I love them pieced by hand. I love the big. I love them small. I love them in all sorts of colors and prints. Many quilters love them just as much as I do (and sometimes much more), but some really don't enjoy piecing them by hand with English Paper Piecing. Handwork is in my soul, and I would sit and sew with needle, thread and thimble all day long if I could. On the flip side, I completely understand how it may not be as enjoyable for others, especially when time isn't on your side. 

This all made me think about piecing hexagons by machine. My mom taught me a simple way to piece hexagons many moons ago. It was acutally one of the first classes that she taught at guilds, when she was a new quilt teacher. The handout was a pricey $3 back then, which just makes me giggle. I updated my mom's tutorial, and put together a something new for you that walks you through each step for piecing hexagons by machine.

 

Plus, I teach you a fabulous way to cut out your own hexagons with no need for plastic templates. This simple technique allows you to cut multiple hexagons at a time, and allows you to customize your hexagons to the size that you'd like, all with your rotary cutter and ruler. No special rulers or die cutters necessary. In the tutorial, I include cutting templates for 3 different sizes of hexagons.

 

You'll also learn how to use precut hexagons, like those available from Moda Fabrics. Their's are wonderful because they come with a plastic template for marking the points where your seams will start and end.

Piecing hexagons by machine can be simple and a lot of fun. I'll teach you how glue basting your seams will take the fear out of "Y" seams. Plus, you'll learn how to make each seam spin like a beautiful pinwheel.

The tutorial is available as a download for only $5. There are many tips and tricks that you can use on other projects as well. I know you'll enjoy it!

Happy Quilting! I can't wait to see what you create.
~Cristy

 

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Jane perin
Jane perin

July 14, 2015

Am trying to sign up for your hexie tutorial but I can’t seem to be able to get that into my cart. Thanks

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