I've tried several way to make hexagons. I do not care for the English Paper methods (gluing or basting). I also hate cutting and love my die cutter. So I came up with a No Paper Hexie method that works best for me. Here it is Step-by step.
Step 1: Cut Fabric into Hexagon Shapes
I use a 1.25 Sizzix Big Shot die below, Accuquilt also has a hexagon die.
Step 2: Cut and Mark a Template
Cut cardstock or cardboard with the same size die cutter. Mark 1/4 inch from each side.
Step 3: Hole Punch the Template
Punch each place where the 1/4 inch lines intersect. I used a 1/8 hole punch.
Step 4: Use the Template to Mark Fabric
Line up the fabric and template. Mark the back of the fabric. If you are new to sewing 1/4 inch mark the lines, If you can eyeball it just mark the dots where intersections meet. Use a pencil or marker that will wash out.
Step 5: Stitch Hexes with a Running Stitch
Take a stitch beginning at the intersection. Back stitch Take a running stitch to the other side. Back stitch.
The running stitch is faster and easier than a whip stitch and doesn't show threads on the front. Yu can also machine sew just remember to start and stop at the 1/4 inch mark (I usually machine piece but small hexes are almost as fast by hand because you need machine leaders and enders.)
Helpful Hexies Tips
This is my sewing basket. The entire top is a pin cushion. I carry all my hexes, scissors, etc. inside to take to waiting rooms or in the car sewing.
I can use the top to pin my hexes layout. It also holds my needle when I have to add pieces to the hexies.
I just love cutting fabric with a die cutter.