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Thread: Tutorial - Hexagon Block

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    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! :lol:

    I used the 5 1/2 hexagon template by Darlene Zimmerman
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    using 2 1/2 strip, lay under hexagon, right sides together
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    notice strip lays past each side of block, sew partial seam, stopping short on first strip
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    press toward strip
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    using lines on rulers, line up and trim ONE side only on first strip
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    lay strip 2 under block right sides together, sew complete seam
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    press seam towards strip...always lining ruler up, trim end off
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    line up other end and trim off
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    continue sewing strip - press and tirm as before
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    always use diagonal line on ruler to line up bottom of block before trimming
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    as you work around the block, be careful to keep strip #1 out of your way
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    fold strip #1 out of way before trimming
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    attach last strip as before
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    trim - careful to keep strip #1 out of way
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    trim other end of last strip sewn
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    finish sewing the seam on strip #1
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    press, turn block wrong side up and trim off strip # 1
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    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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    Thanks

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    I love your tutorial, thanks for taking the time to create it for us

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    Very nice instructions! Thank you!

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    Thanks so much! My MIL had been attempting this (not too successfully) before she went into the nursing home and I had not figured out why it wasn't working right.
    I completed one of her other UFOs after eventually determining the pattern she was doing, but this one I hadn't taken the time to determine how it was actually supposed to go together.

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    Great instructions!

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    Beautiful Tutorial! Thank you so much :D:D:D

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    good tut. thanks

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    thanks for sharing

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    Great tute...I have always stayed away from partial seams but I see it's not too hard and can be used in a variety of ways....thanks again!

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