Hexies, Quilts, Sewn

Machine Stitched Hexagons

May 19, 2014

Hi friends!

Super quick post here sharing a project that I was inspired to make after coming home from Quilt Market – a mini using the awesome free mini charm pack that Carolyn Friedlander was handing out at her booth.

Modern Handcraft // Machine stitched hexagons

A couple of you on Instagram asked how to make something like this so I wanted to share the link to the tutorial I made a while back so you could make one as well!

I used 2.5″ squares of fabric with the above template size for making my hexagons.

Modern Handcraft // Machine stitched hexagons


Modern Handcraft // Machine stitched hexagons

Modern Handcraft // Machine stitched hexagons
Modern Handcraft // Machine stitched hexagons

If you have any questions along the way email me or add a comment onto this post and I would be more than happy to help you out.

Share your work over in the Modern Handcraft Flickr group and over on Instagram using #modernhexies.

Thanks for stopping by friends!


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  • Reply Material Girl Quilts May 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Even more awesomeness with hexagons!!! Love it so much!

  • Reply Geri Smith May 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Floating Hexagons?

  • Reply Valerie May 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    This is so great! I think this might be the only way I could do hexies -it seems a lot faster. So maybe a name that reflects that?! Hand piecing all the hexies together is what often deters me. Love this mini -looks so crisp and sharp!

  • Reply Susie May 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made this. I want to try this someday!

  • Reply Iva May 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    i love it! It’s so beautiful <3

  • Reply Christine Sherman May 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    this is so pretty and your quilting is perfect!

  • Reply Karina Kayes May 20, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Oooh, amazing. You could call them ‘Flexigons’ – flexible hexagons.

  • Reply Lori M. May 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Hello, love these, I like the floating title, how about appliquing floating hexigons…..

  • Reply Gina Maughn May 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Yo-Yo’s sounds nice!?

  • Reply Alli May 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t have a name suggestion, but this is awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Reply Barbara May 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Very modern and hip. I would call it HIVE

    • Reply nicole June 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

      I love HIVE – that really is a perfect name for it!

  • Reply April Wells May 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Great Idea!!! I think your hexie quilt is amazing. it’s like ticker tack quilting but way more nice and neat.

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  • Reply Sally from Sally's Angelworks June 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! ♥

    • Reply nicole June 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Thank you Sally you are so sweet :)

  • Reply christina June 14, 2014 at 6:35 am

    This is so pretty! I was looking for something to hang onto the bedroom wall, since it’s one big white space. This would look totally awesome! My BF agrees, since he’s also into abstract things :) Thanks for sharing! I looked at your other stuff as well, and it got me to subscribe to your blog. You make great things ^^

  • Reply Tracy June 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    If you are still talking suggestions for a name how about “hexagon metrics” as in dot metrics.

  • Reply Amy Childs June 24, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I made a mini quilt for my daughter’s dolls using your tutorial. I called it Floating Hexagons. You can see my post on it here – http://stuffamymade.blogspot.com/2014/06/floating-hexagon-mini-quilt.html
    I linked back to you extensively. Thanks!

  • Reply callisueart July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Hi, I have just joined your site and am enjoying the eye candy very much. I thought of calling your lovely work “A palette of Hexies” as one can use so many different colors to make up the design. Thank you for sharing so much inspiration. Greetings from me in South Africa!

  • Reply iHanna July 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    SO rad!

    • Reply nicole July 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Hanna! So happy that you liked this – was a fun project, hope you will try it out!

  • Reply Becky Bucci August 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Be still my heart. Your work is stunningly beautiful. I used to live in Chicago two lifetimes ago. Miss the city.

    • Reply nicole August 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Oh thank you Becky! I appreciate your comment so much, you are so kind :) Yes, this city is quite wonderful….most months out of the year.

  • Reply lyn lewis October 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    You can never have enuf hexis lol and this is a great way to use them!

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