Machine pieced hexagons.



Hexagons are very popular at the moment, especially among people who enjoy sewing by hand. But what about people who do not enjoy handwork? In my last blog, or perhaps it was in my newsletter, I mentioned that I might have found a way to stitch them on a sewing machine. I looked into it a bit more and found indeed a way to do that. It is not exactly the traditional pattern, but it does have hexies.  By adding some triangles, the pieces can be sewn together in rows and then the rows can be stitched together.

I wrote up instructions for a mug rug or a tiny table topper. To enlarge the pattern, all you have to do is add more hexies and triangles or enlarge both the hexagon and the triangle templates by the same percentage. The pattern has a few example on what percentage to use. If you don’t have the software to do that, you can ask a copy shop to do it for you.  Download the pattern by clicking on mug rug, (two pages).

The triangles look best if they are all the same color as they are shared by adjoining hexies. The hexies can be a variety of colors, or will look nice if they are fussy cut from fabric with some interesting images.

I hope you’ll enjoy this little project.

Happy crafting,