Ever since I made the hexi flower earlier this year to be used in a quilt for a quilting friend, I seem to have fallen under the spell of making them. They are the perfect portable project, and great for working on in the evening, when it is too much hard work to concentrate on a large project.
Anyway I thought I would share a couple of tips and tricks, that I have found useful when making them.
- I have punched holes in all of my purchased precut templates, this makes it easier to pop them out with the tip of some fine scisssors when I have finished.
- I use this tutorial for basting them, ( I also trim my squares to just over .25" on the diagonal corners) just on the wrong side of the fabric, and not through the templates. This saves me having to unpick it all later,
- I use wonder clips to hold them together when stitching, saves them slipping, especially when you have quite a few stitched together.
- Another thing I haven't done yet, but will soon, is to make some clear templates the same size as my card ones for fussy cutting. It will be much easier then to cut a more accurate square.
I hope these help if you are new to hexi making, and please feel free to share any useful tips that I may not know.