Originally Posted by annkolpin
Would someone please explain to me WHY I must use a paper foundation when cutting and making hexagons. Is is because of the bias edges?? Can I make them without the paper foundation?
I'm not a pro at this-I have the beginnings of a garden. I think it would be hard not to have the papers...I guess it depends on the size of you hexagons. To me it makes it easier because your seams are all tucked around the paper and the size is uniform. What is it that you don't like about the papers?
are you familiar with the "One Block Wonder" quilts? They are all hexagons and no paper piecing. I starch my fabric very well before cutting which makes handling bias cuts so much easier
I do English paper piecing with Stamps By Kate. You use a stamp to stamp out the hexagons. The stamped design has a cutting line and a sewing line. Check them out. Stamps by Kate.