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Old 10-21-2019, 01:34 PM
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How is a hexagon measured? It is from point to point through the middle or do you measure one of the outside lines? I wanted to find a free template to print some out but the ones in my pattern measure across the middle of it and it says 1 inch,( 2.5 cm,) and when I put that in my search they come up with templates that are way larger than the one I need. I guess I am confused. Do you buy your hexagon papers or make them? If you do buy them I would appreciate knowing where you get them from. I am not sure I would even order the size I actually need at this point. Sandra
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:43 PM
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I had the same question when starting hexies. I learned that they are sized by the length of one edge
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More than most people will ever want to know:

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Old 10-21-2019, 01:50 PM
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From looking at pictures of papers for English paper piecing, it appears to me that the measurement used is the length of one of the six sides.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:55 PM
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I think they measure one side. This is a great site for things like this:

note: if you make your hexes too big to fit on a piece of typing paper, it just shows a blank page.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:03 PM
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More info:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209091165/1000-paper-hexagons-english-paper?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-craft_supplies_and_tools-other&utm_custom1=d62b68f6-5258-4e39-a035-3797334c7ea3&utm_content=bing_352012663_1299622893509716_812264 57257287_pla-4584826051156548la-4584826051156548_c__209091165&msclkid=bdefc38164a7187235fa9e2f4e71e96c

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:56 PM
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Measure one of the sides, I have purchased mine at Joann’s but have also made my own.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:45 AM
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I purchased the Fiskars hexagon punch at J's in the scrapbooking section. I have made lots of papers out of cardstock.
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:03 AM
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I purchase most of mine from PaperPieces.com. They are measured along one edge.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:27 AM
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The proper way is to measure on edge. However, don't trust that all sites will list the correct measurement. Some will list the cross measurement so when in doubt, ask.
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