If you’d like to make one here’s how you can do it! You’ll need:
- Lori Holt Half Hexie ruler in 10”
- Various Fabric Prints- enough to cut 53 10” squares from (so you could in theory get 2 full hexagons from one fat quarter).
- Fabric for backing 3 yards
- Batting – I prefer 100% cotton.
- Binding Fabric.
You need to cut 106 half hexagons from your prints in groups of 2 – 53 sets. (remember that the hexagon is cut in half and you will sew it back together).
You can cut the way you think is easiest. If you want to first cut 53 10” squares then cut your hexagons from that you can, or you can just cut them off of the fabric with it folded over. That’s what I did.
I have a spinning cutting mat and it made quick work of cutting out the shapes.
If you have a Moda dessert roll they are just the right size to cut these out, as the strips are cut to 5” tall.
Next you’ll need to pre plan your layout before you start sewing. I ended up with 7 half hexagons across and 15 total rows. You’ll need to use a design wall or just lay the pieces out on the floor.
Make sure that your prints match up to create the full hexagon when sewn together.
Now start sewing the 1/2 hexagon shapes together by row. Making sure to keep them in the exact same order as when you laid them out.
Use a 1/4” seam allowance. I always label my rows with a water soluble pen, so I know what order they go back together.
Now press the seams to one side. Press the seams on the odd # rows to the right and the seams on the even # rows to the left.
Next just sew your rows together!
The effect is all large hexagons.
I put a simple gray spider print on the back of mine and bound it with some simple black swiss dot.
Watch for more about our day in Shaker Village later this week.