Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing 16 Quilt Projects by Tacha Bruecher

By Tacha Bruecher

Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing sixteen duvet initiatives
Fat Quarterly journal co-founder Tacha Bruecher takes a clean examine an previous favorite—English paper-pieced hexagons—with present materials and settings for quilts, desk toppers, and extra. mirknig.com
Modern and standard designs are either featured, together with rosettes, stars, and unfastened shape. the right way to mix settings and the way to creatively duvet hexagons. tasks are diverse for any ability point or time dedication – make a number of hexagons, make a couple of extra, or make few hundred.
Making the person hexagons are ideal for smooth quilters at the move they're wonderful stash busters (and pressure busters) that take your precious handwork from repetitive to striking!

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4. Stitch the appliqué shape in place as close to the outside edges of the shape as possible. Backstitch to secure at the start and the end. tip Use a see-through embroidery foot to make this easier. Layering and quilting When your quilt top is finished, use your preferred method to layer it for quilting. Make sure the backing and batting are 8″ larger than the quilt top each way. For larger quilts, you may have to piece your batting. Lay the pieces next to each other so they are touching or even slightly overlapping, and whipstitch them together.

Press the hexagon appliqué well and spray with starch for extra stiffness. 2. Lay out the background fabric, smooth out any creases, and position the hexagon appliqué in place. Pin well. 3. To remove all the paper templates: Work your way around the shape, removing a pin at a time; remove the template, and then repin in place. 4. Stitch the appliqué shape in place as close to the outside edges of the shape as possible. Backstitch to secure at the start and the end. tip Use a see-through embroidery foot to make this easier.

Front cover 1. Baste the 1½″ × 1½″ squares of the coordinating hexagon fabrics to the paper templates, arrange them in a rosette shape, and sew them together (Figure 1). Figure 1 2. Remove the paper template from the middle hexagon. Center the rosette on the 3½″ × 3½″ white square. 3. Hand appliqué the rosette in place, removing the paper templates as you work your way around the rosette. 4. Sew the 2 bright pink 3½″ × 1″ strips to the top and the bottom of the white square. Press. Sew the 2 bright pink 1″× 4½″ strips to the sides (Figure 2).

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