Hexagons continued, see the start of the story here.
Pictured is the progress I made while camping. By trial and error I learned a few tricks that worked for me.
This is also part of the “Quilting For the Rest of Us” summer challenge by Sandy, though I am not sure what I plan to do with it yet. Right now it measures 14 inches long and 9 inches tall. Not very large. I have more hexagons cut out, as I found that part very relaxing and didn’t know when to stop. I used the Fons & Porter Hexagon ruler by Omnigrid.
Here is what worked for me:
Reduce your stitch length to 1.5. They are small enough where you can sew to the exact meeting point and not too small that they can’t be ripped out, (ask me how I know) :).
Sew from corner point to corner point, I back-stitched a few stitches. I tried using the lock stitch but I found I didn’t have the accuracy I wanted at my stopping point.
Accuracy is critical, otherwise you run into problems with your next step.
I started with smaller practice rows so when I went to the next step, I had rows to make mistakes on.
Now to sew the rows together.
In this picture you will start sewing at the seam point on the left hand side and sew to the marked corner on the right.
Make sure you match your pieces right sides together. In order to do that, one section of your row will be folded so you can be sure you are sewing in the correct place. In this picture, the fold is on the left. Also move your seam allowances out of the way when sewing.
In this picture the pins are placed to point to your starting and stopping points.
If you do use practice rows, perfect your techinique in a way that works for you.
Enjoy the Journey Jackie
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