Now you might be wondering what got me so psyched about hexies in the first place. I really caught this bug from Mickey Depre after taking the Craftsy class Pieced Hexies. If you're looking for even more amazing hexagon inspiration, definitely check out her fun class!
Turning the edges is not a hard task, but it is slow and there's a method to this madness. I worked on my 160+ hexies in the following way:
1. Cut strips of fabric - Place your chosen paper piece size on your ruler and estimate at least 1/4" around the shape on all sides.
2. Pin shapes to fabric - You should know the number of hexagons you need based on your master design on graph paper. Pin hexies to the strip, leaving at least 1/2 inch between the shapes.
3. Cut out and turn the edges - Working 1 at a time, cut the pinned hexie off the strip and turn and baste the edges as shown in the video.
While it's definitely a time consuming project, it's also very portable. I kept all my hexies in a little pouch with needle and thread and was able to piece almost anywhere, even in the line at the grocery store.
After turning a mess of hexies, we'll next learn how to connect them together on Thursday so make sure to check back for the last part later this week!
If you absolutely can't wait, do check out the Craftsy class Pieced Hexies for a really fun spin on this whole idea. Mickey Dupre teaches you how to piece the shape itself, THEN turn the edges, to create a variety of cool designs within the traditional hexagon shape. She's really taking hexagons to a whole new level! Click here to get 33% off this awesome Craftsy class.
Let's go piece!