This is where I left off Cut out hexagon on the traced line. What can I say. The reason for this surge of house work is that our friends from Australia are coming to spend a week with us in October.
Before I began stitching on the sunflower, I spent the morning basting quilts: This quilt top has been sitting around for close to a year waiting its turn to go Check back tomorrow for another great post in our English Paper piecing series! Pull snugly; fold down the next corner of fabric and move Wonder Clip to hold it in place, then make a small stitch in this corner.
I am calling it a day. At this point, I am nearly done filling in the dark brown center of the flower I have lots of photos to share so please do bear with me! Spray basting is my preference As long as I had the can of Spray out At the end of the edge, tie off thread and snip it, leaving a very short tail.
She knew that I would be adding my own twist to the mix. Lay template over fabric and trace all around the outside edge with a fabric pen or pencil.
I have so loved working on this quilt, from sorting through my fabric scraps and stash, to cutting hexies, glue basting fabric pieces to papers, and stitching hexagon flowers, to finally basting and quilting this quilt.
Odds and ends around the house that has been on hold for a year or two or three. There are 2 different ways people baste EPP shapes togther, one being with stitches and the other being with glue.
Lightly dab glue onto corners of fabric, then fold down. It was a journey that played out over many long evenings with needle and thread, and one that I would happily repeat.
Repeat all the way around the hexagon, gluing at each corner, until all edges are flatly secured around the perimeter. There are pros and cons to both technique, and it all boils down to your personal preference which one you use.
My niece her mother showed me a photo of a triangle quilt that she found on Pinterest and sent it to me with a selection of colours for me to follow. Lay paper piece down in the center of the cut hexagon, right side of fabric down.
Slip needle under the first stitch you made and secure with a small knot. You can add a third hexagon by sewing a basted one onto one of the 2 hexagons, then folding the piece so you can sew the other side to the second hexagon.
Remove clip and open piece to see your hexies! Fold fabric down on 2 sides of the hexagon and use Wonder Clip to hold the corner in place.
Add more dabs of glue as needed to secure. The rest will have to wait until next Monday. Thread needle; you can use the thread doubled or single strand. Use a whip stitch to sew the edges of one side together, being careful to sew only the fabric edges and not through the paper.
Whether you trace the lines onto the right or wrong side of the fabric is up to you— sometimes the ink shows up better on the paler reverse side, or you want to fussy cut a motif more on that coming later this week so either side is fine based on your preference.
I finished this quilt top in July and for all of the month This quilt is so different from my usual, but it was fun to work on something different for a change.
With right sides together and wrong sides the side with the paper showing facing out and papers still in place, use a clip to hold hexagons together, lining up sides. Basting This is the key step in EPP— forming the fabric around the paper shape.
Sewing 2 Hexagons Together Grab 2 basted hexagons. Yep, I sure did.Hexagons are the most popular shape for English Paper Piecing, so let’s start by talking about what a hexagon is. What is a hexagon? A hexagon is a polygon with 6 sides that are all equal in length.
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On this page you'll find tutorials, instruction books and links related to my previous posts about English paper piecing, hexagons and diamonds. Are you familiar with the English Paper Piecing (EPP) technique that is used to piece many incredible hexagon quilts?
The hexagon shape is an easy one to use when learning to English paper piece, but you can use the same EPP techniques to piece blocks of many different shapes. I think one of the the most popular shapes for English paper piecing is the hexagon.
We need paper templates for English paper piecing and we could buy these templates or we could make our own templates. If you think this task is boring and takes too much time, check out the technique I explained.Download