Tutorial - Hexagon Block Hexagon Tute
by, 07-12-2011 at 10:24 PM (621 Views)
Hi, I have never done a tute before so bear with me on this. I have had several requests for how to make the hexagon block in my Avatar so here goes...
I used 1/4" seam allowance.
Any questions, please PM me - ENJOY!
I used the 5 1/2" hexagon template by Darlene Zimmerman
using 2 1/2" strip, lay under hexagon, right sides together
notice strip lays past each side of block, sew partial seam, stopping short on first strip
press toward strip
using lines on rulers, line up and trim ONE side only on first strip
lay strip 2 under block right sides together, sew complete seam
press seam towards strip...always lining ruler up, trim end off
line up other end and trim off
continue sewing strip - press and tirm as before
always use diagonal line on ruler to line up bottom of block before trimming
as you work around the block, be careful to keep strip #1 out of your way
fold strip #1 out of way before trimming
attach last strip as before
trim - careful to keep strip #1 out of way
trim other end of last strip sewn
finish sewing the seam on strip #1
press, turn block wrong side up and trim off strip # 1
to attach hexagon to background, I used interfacing - sew right side together, make small slit in interfacing, turn right side out and attach with satin stitch as you see in my Avatar