Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt

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Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt

 

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A Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt that is easy and fun to complete.

 

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I have been crazy for hexagons lately.  I have seen so many hexagon quilts that I wanted to make.  I also am intrigued with the Quilt As You Go process. Where I live it has gotten pricey to have a quilt quilted by someone with a long arm quilter.  I like the idea also of completely making the quilt myself.  Recently I have been traveling and these wonderful little hexies were so much fun to sew on the go.  

Step One:The templates

 I went old school on this quilt in a couple of ways.  I did not buy a plastic template for this quilt.  I downloaded a hexagon template here and cut it out of heavy paper.  I then cut a pattern for the back of the hexagon. I did this the old school way also.  I cut it one inch larger on all sides. 

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Step Two: Cutting the fabric and batting

I cut all of the fronts as I organized my fabric one day.  I cut the fronts out of my scraps from other quilts and projects.  The back I wanted uniform.  I cut the batting mostly from scraps of batting left over from other projects.

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Step Three: Making the hexagons

I used clips to get my hexagons ready to sew.  I used this project as a quilt to make when I was on the go.  I hand sewed the hexagons.  Using all black and white dots made hiding my stitching really easy.  

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Step Four: Sewing the hexagons together

The beauty of making the backing of the hexagons uniform is that when they are sewn together the stitching is almost invisible.  I used a zig zag stitch to sew the hexagons together.  

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The hexagons are a perfect place to show off decorative stitches.  This quilt was made by my sister-in-law and she also added details to the back of the hexies.

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This quilt was made for a wedding present.  The names of the bride and groom were stitched into the back of the quilt along with the date of the wedding.

Hexagons waiting to be quilted.

Hexagons waiting to be quilted.

 

The quilt I am currently working on has different sizes of polka dots.

The quilt I am currently working on has different sizes of polka dots.

More hexies waiting to be zig-zagged.

More hexies waiting to be zig-zagged.

 

 

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Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt — 13 Comments

  1. tHIS IS GREAT STARTED A HEXAGON QUILT ITS QUILTING BY HAND SO NOT FINISHED CAN I USE THIS METHOD WITH THE ONES I HAVE ALREADY DONE THEN DO YOUR WAY MAYBE I WILL GET IT FINISHED.
    love this method

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