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Tutorial – How to Make EPP Hexagons

(Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk*) English paper piecing has become my favorite on the go craft. It's perfect because it's portable and can easily be picked up and put down (which is key for me trying to stitch with small children around). I always have a pouch full of hexagons in my bag that I can stitch at the library or if I end up stuck in the car with a sleeping toddler. Hexagons are my favorite shape for EPP and I think it's a great one for getting started. Here is a quick tutorial on how to baste and join them. ... Read More

Hexagon Bee Pouch

Ever since I tried foundation paper piecing I've been itching to do more. There are so many amazing patterns out there, Swoodson Says has a great post with free patterns if you're looking for one to try out! I had made this bee, the pattern is free from badskirt, and I wasn't sure what the final plan was for it. I had this crazy idea to make it into a hexagon pouch and it was mildly successful but I found some serious problems along the way. I probably should have done a prototype first using something that wasn't time consuming like paper piecing, but what fun is ... Read More

Hexagons within Hexagons!

I've been having a lot of fun making these hexagon needle books, I've actually made 5 of them now. Some are for swaps and some are for a project I just need to get my act together so I can show off... But this one I made on a whim and I love how it turned out. A few weeks ago I met up for a sewing date with Mollie from Wild Olive and Faith from Sarana Ave. It was my first time meeting Faith so I wanted to make her a little something so I made a needle book and a needle minder. I used 1/2" hexagons and created a piece of fabric to then create a larger hexagon ... Read More

Experimental Stitching – Fusion Hexagons

It's been awhile since I've done some experimental stitching, but this idea made me drop everything so I could try it right away. Someone sent me this link to a crochet and fabric fusion blanket and suggested I do it with hexagons. I've been seeing things like this floating around Pinterest but it never crossed my mind to do it with english paper piecing! I looked at the link and immediately had to try it. I really love how it turned out but unless I can figure out an easy way, I can't imagine making an entire quilt like this. For the first one I tried doing it ... Read More

Rainbow Hexagon Needlebook

I so rarely make things for myself, but I signed up for the Selfish Swap over at Things for Boys and it seemed like the perfect chance to make some things I've been putting off. First up is a new obsession of mine, these little hexagon needle books. I've made three so far, one for a swap that has to stay secret for now, and one that I will be sharing soon. But the third one, this is for me! I used this tutorial from My Three Sons and it goes so quickly. I used 1" strips and sewed them together with a 1/4" seam. I basted them like I normally would onto a ... Read More

An EPP Hexagon Shortcut

I'm not exactly sure where I saw this idea, I think it was from someone in a Facebook group. But I just love it so much and had to share it. When I baste my hexagons I use the method of little stitches at each corner, the same one Haley from The Zen of Making uses.. I used to finish the hexagon and then cut the thread. But here's the crazy trick... After you're done just keep basting the next one! Instead of cutting the thread, just insert the needle into the next hexagon and start basting. Just leave a little space in between the two and baste as you ... Read More

A Rainbow of Hexagons

I've been slowly accumulating hexagons for my giant rainbow quilt. This is the first quilt I'm making and I decided to be extremely ambitious. I upgraded to a queen size and I need about 1000 more hexagons. Basting the hexagons isn't the big deal for me, it's the joining. I find it extremely tedious, but I do love the satisfaction of seeing the project grow. I am joining in small batches to make the project more manageable to work on. I thinkI did my math right on how many rows I need, but just to be safe I'm not joining everything together yet. I am only joining ... Read More

Laser Cut Hexagon Pendants

I don't think it's any surprise that I've caught the hexagon bug. I've become an English paper piecing machine and I'm finding myself drawn to any and all hexagon patterns. Just check out this pouch, Moleskine, and duct tape that I got. Anyways, Jen from 52 Lasers made an assortment of hexagon pendant frames and I got to help her fill them! My first thought was obviously fabric. I'm a huge fan of making fabric hexagons, so I knew I wanted to make fabric hexagons to wear. I also wanted to cross stitch a design but that hasn't happened yet. But I did make a ... Read More