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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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    Terrific Tute!

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    Your tutorial is very clear. I think even I can follow that with ease and I am a beginner of sorts. Thank you.

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    Your tute was great. Thanks...

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    Well done! Thank you so much! I love hex's! This is a little different!

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    very nice tutorial! Thanks

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    hey - you have a knack for a tutorial! Thanks - I love it!

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    Thank you for the tutorial.

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    Thanks, I think I can do that.

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    Great tutorial - just one quick question and I am new to all of this and am really trying to learn everything. The last part, very light interfacing? Also, is this then attached to one square of material or is the square it is attached to actually more squares or triangles patched together? I love your avitar but can't tell the detail from the small picture. Thank you for this, I am learning so much from this message Board.

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    Thank you..

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    In our quild class we made place mats, using the same idea. I believe we used 10" sq. And a 2 1/2" borders. Sandwich batting in between the back and front, turn inside out, stitch in the ditch, and top stitch 1/4" around the sides. we many soooo... Many of these... Great Christmas gifts to make ...

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    Thanks so much for this tutorial - very well done! Now I have no excuse not to do something with my collection of I-Spy hexagons!

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    Left out an important note..on the 10" sq. Mark 3" out from each corner, then make a cut from side to side to get a perfect octagon.
    Thankyou so much for the great tut.

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    I love your tutorial, you made it look so easy.

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    Very nice. Thanks for tutorial.

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