hexagons are really cool, i love hexagons. i've shown my love of them with a few pics throughout the years like here. and here.
i have been working on a few hexagon ideas, and am still working on them throughout this summer, but here's a fun little project (and fast!) involving appliqueing hexagons onto a canvas bag.
are you ready for it?
what you'll need:
- a variety of 5" squares (i used 9 squares, but take in mind if you make smaller hexes, you can get more from one block, if you make larger hexes you will need larger pieces of fabric)
- a Hexagon Ruler to create a 4.5" hexagon template
-Quilter's Plastic Template 12x12" 3/Pkg
-pellon 804 fusible light weight interfacing (it's dryer sheet weight) i found mine at hancocks, and i bought the bolt :)
-washable pen, iron
-thread in the color of your blocks for applique part of the project (close to the color of your blocks, it doesn't have to be exact match)
1. and placed it on top of my drawn side of the fabric
2. then i sewed on my drawn hexagon line.
3. and then i cut out my hexagons leaving around 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance.
do this for all your hexagons.
-gently pull through the fabric through your slit in the webbing.
-once you have turned it inside out, gently push out the corners making sure you don't break the webbing.
play around with your hexagons, make whatever design you want. really there is no limit, you don't need to worry about them all touching because you will be ironing them on and then appliqueing them...so do what you want!
see how cool this is...
now you just have to get your matching thread and seal the deal by placing a few good applique stitches around each of the hexagons.
i show you how to applique here in this hand bag i showed you a little while ago. (scroll down to the applique section) :)
i have more fun summer ideas. just kids in the way of making them happen...and i'm really okay with that. ;) but i'll try.
we'll talk soon. :)