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twisted hexagon coaster tutorial

By Hatun Comak → Saturday, November 9, 2019

Twisted hexagons are made up of one hexagon and six half hexagons of the same size. Twisted hexagons can be made by using english paper piecing method. There are some other ways of doing them, but I preferred english paper piecing method, which I like pretty much. 

I made these lovely twisted hexagon coasters and prepared a tutorial also. This lovely project is beginner friendly. If you would like to make one for yourself, follow the instructions below.

Twisted hexagon tutorial

  • You will need four hexagons for one coaster. I used 2.5 " hexagons for this one. If you need the hexagon templates with free download, it is HERE
  • Cut out your hexagon and cut another three hexagons into two. These are the templates for the twisted pieces of the hexagon. You should have one hexagon and six half hexagon. These will be arranged like this:
  • Since you have the templates of a twisted hexagon, time to start sewing. Choose your fabrics and baste the pieces and sew them together. If you are new to english paper piecing, have a look at my ENGLISH PAPER PIECING TUTORIAL where I explain how to baste hexies and sew them together.

  • After sewing them together, press with iron and remove the paper. Press again. Press seams outward and trim the excess strip end.

  • The next step is making the quilt sandwich. Layer the batting on backing fabric on top of hexagon unit. 

  • With 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around five sides of the hexagon, leaving the sixth side unsewn.

  • Trim excess fabric and batting, turn right side out, press and pin the open edge. Topstitch around whole coaster and you have finished! How about making them for Christmas. They will make perfect gifts.

8 christmas fabric ornament tutorials

By Hatun Comak → Monday, November 4, 2019

It is now the time of the year to start preparations for Christmas. Making preparations beforehand is a good idea either for your own ornaments or to be gifted.
Here is a round up of christmas ornament tutorials that I have found  and like pretty much. They are all free and comes with tutorials. If you have a stash of scraps,  making ornaments is a perfect way to use them up also. Why don't you try then?

Whether you make christmas fabric ornaments for yourself or as gifts, they are fun to make. I have already made some of these and others are on my to-do list. Hope you find some inspiration here.

Enjoy it!

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