Working with Hexagon Quilt Pieces
I have been working on making 1 inch hexagons for a hexagon quilt for awhile now.
First I was sewing each individual flower together but then I decided to make a lot of hexagons first and then sew them together later. The only problem was I didn't know how to store them or have a place for them.
Finally I found a solution! I got a cutting template, which is adjustable. I sized it to fit the one inch hexagons.
It makes a very useable hexagon box and I am making several as needed.
At first I made it out of regular printer paper, but that was too flimsy. Then I remembered that I was saving cereal boxes to recycle. So I printed the pattern, glued it to the cereal box, cut it out and glued it together it works perfectly!
Since I got the pattern for free I can not sell it to you, but if you send me an email to my www.avelisquilts.com website email address I will email you a copy of the pattern.
When you receive the pattern, all you have to do is print it out, glue it to the cardboard, cut it out and glue it together. You will have a great place to save the hexagons while you make the rest.
Do not use cardstock, it also is too flimsy. You can use some nice paper to print out the pattern, but white printer paper is just as good.
Here is a picture of the completed box -
Sorry about the large pic. Couldnt get it all in in a smaller one.
So far I have put 81 One inch hexagons in this one box. This is a great way to hold the hexies! It keeps them neat, you can label the box and they dont get wrinkled or tangled together.
I will start sizing the pattern down for a half inch hexie box. I will let you know when that one is ready.
I can not size it up because the cereal boxes are not large enough to use and I want to repurpose the ones I use. If you see a way to size the pattern up for larger size hexies and use cereal type boxes for them, let me know.
Hope to hear from you soon! I hope this helps all in their organizing hexies efforts.
Posted by Aveli
at 3:14 PM MST
Updated: 12/31/12 5:10 PM MST