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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hexie Coasters

A customer recently asked if we knew how to make coasters from hexagons.  We did not so, do a little "interweb" search.  We found a tutorial on a blog called Melinda Quilt's Etc. 

Here is the direct link to the page with the hexagon tutorial. 
You start with a package of pre-cut hexagons.  Moda calls these Honeycombs. From a pack of 40, you can make 5 coasters. Notice below, each packet comes with a hexie template so, you can cut more if needed.
For each hexie, choose two hexagons and place them wrong sides together for your base. Select 6 more hexies. Press each in half, wrong sides together and aligning two of the straight sides. 

Layer them on top in a spiral.  This is where you either need to stop by and let us show you or check Melinda's blog.  

After layering, stitch 1/4" from the outer edge, all the way around. Trim a little and turn the coaster inside out. Very Cute.
We have pre-cut hexies in stock in Moda's civil war print, Hope Chest, shown above as well as these selections in batik and in the more modern prints of From Outside In.