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Tutorial - Hexagon Block Hexagon Tute

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by , 07-12-2011 at 10:24 PM (373 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
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