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.