August 9, 2014

Hexie Flower Tutorial and Summertime Pouches

Today I'm blending two of my latest fascinations:
hexagons and zippered pouches!

Pop over to visit
where I've guest-blogged in detail
about these Red, White and Blue


While you're in the neighborhood,
shop around at Bear Creek Quilting Company...
you never know what goodies you'll find there.

Besides yardage and pre-cuts,
in any color you want.

I used a few spools of Aurafil thread
when I made my summertime pouches,
and the stitch quality was just gorgeous.



The stitching is
just as pretty on the back as the front...
a true sign of a good quality thread,
along with the right tension on my sewing machine.


I used a Honeycomb pack of Midwinter Reds
by Minick and Simpson for Moda
for two of the summertime pouches.

{Midwinter Reds really work for midsummer stuff, too!}


Would you like to see a detail of 
how to make the hexie "flower"
on the flag pouch?

{Yes, I thought you would like that!}




Start with a hexagon of any size...
mine came from a Honeycomb pre-cut,
so they are 3" on each side.

{They measure 6" from point to point, according to the package.  That would be from one point to the one directly across from it.}



Begin by turning the hexagon over,
wrong side up,
and fold every other corner
to the center,
pressing with a hot iron as you go.

Here's the first corner folded...



and the second...



and the third.

{All three corners meet neatly in the center. It's okay to have a wee bit of overlap.}



Now you've got a triangle.
Take each of the three points,
and fold them to the center,
pressing them into place with that hot iron.



That's so easy, right?
Now tack those center points together
and use a little button to finish it off.



Starting with a hexie that measures 6",
the flower finishes at about 1 3/4" on each side.



I place my hexie on the front of my flag pouch.


I'm sure I'll use this accent for many more projects.
I hope you'll try making hexie flowers, too!


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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the hexie flower. It's lovely!

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  2. It absolutely beautifu,love your fabric choice.Thanks for the tutorial and sure I`ll do some hexies!!

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  3. These are so much fun! Love the fabric and the hexie 'flower'.

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  4. too cute, love that flower power on the zipper flag....

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  5. I love the red, white and blue and the hexie flower tutorial. Thanks! Great job Amy!

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  6. What gorgeous pouches! I am going to get some of those hexies, and make that flower! Thanks for the tutorial!
    I agree.... the Aurifil 50 wt makes gorgeous quilting!
    Susie

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  7. What a fun idea for a pouch!

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