I have been having fun getting a summer sewing kit ready, so I can sew as many of the 300 Inklingo Pieced Hexagons as my heart desires.
Monkey and the chipmunks are waiting for me on the front porch.
If you get a sewing kit ready, I think you will enjoy our Wednesday Tutes even more.
I picked a few fabrics from my stash.
Inklingo cutting and stitching lines show beautifully on the dark brown fabric and some of the shapes in the design give a fussy cut effect.
I am using up some beige-y/gold scraps too.
There is a choice of several sizes but I decided to make Pieced Hexagons with 1.5 inch 60° Diamonds and related shapes.
I chose a few Custom Page Sizes and started printing. Most of the 10 designs illustrated in the free PDF posted last time use 3 or 6 of each shape, so I printed sheets which give me sets of 6 shapes. For example, with 1.5 inch:
- Diamonds – 6 in 4.25 x 7.75
- Diamonds – 12 in 6 x 9.75
- Diamonds – Half – 24 in 8.25 x 10.5
- Triangles – 30 in 8 x 11.5
- Triangles – Half AB – 24 in 4.25 x 11.5
There are many other suggest Custom Page Sizes in the shape collections too.
How to print on fabric best tips is under the Top Ten Tutes tab (above).
I can use a rotary cutter to cut rows, stack the rows and cut several layers at a time or I can use scissors if I need it to be portable.
It will all work out because I can mix and match the shapes.
I loaded up my Smartlap Portable Desk. (More about Smartlap here.)
I was going to wait until I could sit on the front porch, but it was irresistible. I sewed a few while I was watching Foyle’s War on PBS on Sunday night. (New series. Hooray! The script writer is brilliant.)
You may have noticed that this is Wednesday Tute 03. You can go back and start with the first one.
- 300 Inklingo Pieced Hexagons
- Wednesday Tute 01 (with video)
- Wednesday Tute 02 (also with video)
- Friday bonus – Pieced Hexagons to Color (free PDF to download)
HEXAGON LOVERS UNITE
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See you next Wednesday—if not before. Thank you for visiting.
Linda & Monkey
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