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Fast-Fold Hexies from Pre-cuts & Stash

A quick and easy technique for hexagon quilting
Author: Mary M. Hogan
16 pages, Saddlestitch
ISBN 978-1-935726-95-1
SRP $12.95 US, $15.99 CAN

Quilt makers will be in awe of Mary M. Hogan's newest innovation – fast-fold hexies! Just when you thought that there can't be anything new beneath the hexagon quiltmaking sun, along comes a new and clever technique to make what quilters love easier and faster!

Hexagon quilts are certainly on-trend today, and have been around since the 1880s. Quilters love their versatility because they are so adaptable to both modern and traditional designs. Yet hexagon quilts can be challenging to piece, and so readers will rejoice at a new technique that streamlines the process.

Fast-Fold Hexies from Pre-cuts & Stash is a slender book jam-packed with how-to wisdom. It takes readers through the step-by-step process to create each unit from a folded circle of fabric, inserting a hexagon-shaped piece of batting, and then adding another, smaller hexie on top to hide the raw edges. Quilters can sew by machine or by hand when out and about. The technique creates one complete hexie unit, and when you sew the units together, you get a two-sided quilt with no separate batting, backing, or binding!

Readers will find the following in Fast-Fold Hexies from Pre-cuts & Stash:

  • 4 projects: from a trivet to a lap quilt
  • Easy how-to and step-by-step: clear photography makes the hexie units' construction a snap
  • Includes templates for fabric cir cles and hexagon-shaped batting
  • Online links to coloring diagrams and additional projects
  • 16 pages, only $12.95

Reprinted from SQE Professional, June 2017