By Tacha Bruecher
Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing sixteen cover tasks
Fat Quarterly journal co-founder Tacha Bruecher takes a clean examine an outdated favorite—English paper-pieced hexagons—with present materials and settings for quilts, desk toppers, and extra. mirknig.com
Modern and standard designs are either featured, together with rosettes, stars, and loose shape. methods to mix settings and the way to creatively duvet hexagons. tasks are assorted for any ability point or time dedication – make a number of hexagons, make a couple of extra, or make few hundred.
Making the person hexagons are ideal for smooth quilters at the move they're very good stash busters (and rigidity busters) that take your worthy handwork from repetitive to awesome!
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Sew the rows together. Press. 2. Sew the borders to the quilt top in the following order: 1½″ × 64½″ white border to the top and the bottom of the quilt top 2½″ × 64½″ brown border to the top and the bottom of the quilt top 3½″ × 86½″ white border to the sides of the quilt top 3½″ × 70½″ white border to the top and bottom of the quilt top tip The diagonal strip blocks can stretch because of all the seams. To prevent stretching, use plenty of pins to attach the borders to the quilt before sewing.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make 20 string blocks. 4. Remove the templates from the center hexagon in each rosette. Center each rosette on a string block and pin in place. 5. Remove the hexagon basting and templates from the outer hexagons and repin in place. 6. Stitch the rosettes in place, sewing as close to the edges as possible. Figure 10 Design Note If you will be using an allover quilting design, you might want to appliqué the rosettes after the quilt top has been assembled and quilted. Quilt top assembly 1.
Place the 2 hexagons to be sewn together, right sides facing. Bend the third hexagon in half to do this (Figure 11). Start at the inside corner, take a few stitches in one place to secure, and then work your way along the edge using the stitch of your choice. Figure 11 6. At the end of the joined seam, make a few stitches in the same place to secure, and cut the thread. hand stitches You can choose various stitches to sew your hexagons together. In addition to the three stitches shown, you can also use a running stitch, but be sure to use small stitches close together.