Monday, September 23, 2013

Hexies are HOT in HOTlanta!

The Hexagon Trim Tool www.jeanannquilts.com is here. I sold in my booth at the Georgia Quilt Show in Atlanta this past weekend. They flew out of the booth like flapjacks off the griddle. I am attaching a photo of the tool and also the story board I used to demonstrate how it works. It actually works a lot like the Log Cabin Trim Tool. I am having lots of fun making projects with this one!


Hexagon Trim Tool


Hexagon Story Board

Here is how it works.
1. Cut a 2-1/2" strip of fabric. Position the pointy end of the trim tool at the end of the strip and cut the top point of the hexagon. Then turn the tool, line up the marked cutting line on the tool and finish cutting the hexagon shape.
2. Sew strips of fabric to each of the six sides of the cut hexagon. Then line up the hexagon you see in blue on the illustration directly on top of the center hexagon. Trim each side to finish the first round of strips.
3. Sew a second round of six strips and trim just like the first round but this time using the 3rd hexagon shape in the line of hexagons.
4. Add a third round of six strips and repeat the trimming process using the middle hexagon in the line up to finish the block.
Result: A perfect pineapple strip pieced block every time! YEAH!
The ruler cuts 2", 4", 6", and 8" hexagons. The 8" hexagons can be cut from layer cake squares. The smaller hexagons from 2-1/2", 4-1/2" and 6-1/2" strips.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations,that`s a great news.Have a fun week!!

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