I'm doing a hexi the way my mother taught me. I cut a template out of plastic, and draw my seam lines lightly. I put a darker dot on each corner. She cuts hers with scissors, but I cut them out with a rotary cutter and little ruler laid on the quarter inch. I sew them old school, I guess, with regular piecing seams and matching dots to dots. My hexies are 1.5 inch on each side, and my mom's are 1 inch on each side. I have some typical flowers in mine, but it's a picture quilt with sun and flowers in green, and night sky with snow and snowflakes in blue and white.