Easy English Paper Piecing For A Perfect Match.
This will be the center hexagon, trim out with an Add-a-quarter ruler and a rotary cutter or trim a quarter inch seam allowance with tools you own.
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Hexagon trimmed out. You are ready to match up the half hexagons.
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Lay the trimmed hexagon, matching it to a motif just like it. In order to trim all the shapes you will need 4 of the same motifs.
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Line up half hexagons on the top and bottom, and finger press in place.
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Gently lift the center hexagon away.
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Trim a 1/4” around each half hexagon. The hexagons are far enough a part there is plenty of room to trim.
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There are 6 half hexagons surrounding the center hex. Cut the top right and left half hexagons. Feel free to label the template as to location.
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Again remove the center hexagon.
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Trim out both these half hexagons. There is enough space between the half hexagons to be able to trim out both from this one motif.
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The half hexagon with the 1/4 seam allowance trimmed.
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As mentioned, Helpful tip: label the template position, to avoid confusion as to it’s location. L Top means left top side. My shorthand.
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Line up the bottom left and right side. If you tried to cut top left side and bottom left side there would not be enough space between them to trim.
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Remove the center hexagon and trim the half hexagons.
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All trimmed out.
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It is a bit hard to see but I have repositioned the center hexagon template to the wrong side of the fabric.
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Fold back the seam allowance to make lining up easier. You can iron, the templates don’t mind. Then remove the half hex template.
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You only need a template on one shape. The hexagon under the half hex has the template on the wrong side Line up motif. Always right sides together.
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This is Elmer’s School Glue, a great way to hold pieces in place. You do need to iron to set the glue. The hexagon has a template on the wrong side.
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Perfection.
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Make sure your seam allowances are lined up also. This is the back side of the fabric. Right sides together. See the template on the wrong side of hex
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Hand or machine stitch along the template, corner to corner, tacking at the beginning and the end.
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Gluing last piece into place. Then stitching it.
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Ta da! Remove the template from the hexagon and flip the half hexagons right sides together and stitch. This stitching can be done without templates.
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A perfect match across all seams.
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These are the self-stick templates that make this so easy.
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