in the last few days, I worked a bit on my quilt and then I thought, it would be nice to make a little tutorial. Some of you may already know the system, others probably not, and I have something to write about. ^^
First thing is the basting of the facric to the hexagonal jigs. I made my jigs of stronger paper, but there seem to be other possibilities, like plastic or freezer paper. So then I cut the fabric hexagons, which have to be larger than the jigs, in my case I added 1 cm everywhere:
That was the first step. I made quite a lot of them before I started sewing them together, but you can also start sewing with a small pile, each to his own.
Second step: the sewing. For this, you need two or more basted hexagons. Since I make little pink flowers, I had the middle in pink or red and six "petals" in rose.
To sew them, you take the first two hexagoons and put them together so the right sides are inside:
With needle and thread (I used white one), you keep sewing one edge, but be careful only to sew the fabric and not the paper inside.
Whenever a hexagon is sewn to another one on every edge, you can take the jig out and reuse it, if it's still usable.
By now, I have made some pink flowers and started to sourround them with a little green: