Inspired Idea: Hexagons and Fabric Palette Christmas fabrics
If you like to keep your hands busy with hand stitching, you may have tried hexagons. They’re everywhere in design lately, being re-invented with unique ways to put them together and use in projects .This project is easy to change to any size hexagons you’d like to make, any method you choose, so it is our inspiration for today! We designed a table topper as a free project on our website, just click here for the instructions.
If you don’t have access to the precut hexagons, this is what you’ll need to do. First, you’ll want to start with fabulous fabric! I suggest a Christmas bundle, like one of these:Next, if you want to make a topper in a day by machine, look for acrylic templates to rotary cut larger hexagons. Larger hexies can be sewn together quickly by machine, no paper pieces needed. If you leave the 1/4″ starts and stops unsewn, you can fit them together and press when you’re finished. Quick and easy!
For a portable project, our smaller shapes were cut with a paper punch. Baste with glue or stitches to the cardstock and whip stitch together. Fussy cut designs from our novelty Christmas fat quarters are so much fun. There are so many options!
Maybe it’s time for you to try a hexagon project this Christmas? In the quilt world, English paper piecing is trending. New books are out, and several quilts were seen at the Houston International Quilt Show, and I believe we’ll see even more in the future. The pre-cut hexagons are sold in the United Kingdom in our Christmas designs. Bundles and rolled fat quarters are in AC Moore, Meijers and Hobby Lobby stores.