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Hexagon Flowers

IMG_0967I love these hexagon flowers — they are very easy to make and scale. They also help in using up leftover fabric and batting. I cut a large number of fabric and batting units and carry them with me to work on during car trips, waiting for appointments and  to work on during meetings at work.

The following will step you through cutting and sewing together the units.

  1. Cut 8″ fabric hexagons (6″ & 4″ ones work as well if you like smaller units). Note: the finished flowers will be half the size of the fabric units.
  2. Cut 4″ batting hexagons (3″ & 2″ ones for smaller units).IMG_0970
  3. Mark the center of the  batting and the center of fabric hexagons and each of the sides on the back of the units.
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  4. Layer the hexagon, right side down, with the batting hexagon centered on top of the backside of the fabric hexagon. Keep the layers centered and take a couple of hand stitches at the very center, or use a fusible spray.
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  5. Fold opposite sides of the fabric hexagon around the front, matching the center marks on the side of the hexagon with the center of the batting. Hold in place with a few hand stitches.

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  6. Continue folding all six sides of the fabric around to the front, leaving the folded ears loose.
  7. Fold the hexagon in half; pin the ear (triangle) so it lines up perfectly. Sew the triangles, wrong sides together, along the small batting hexagon.

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  8. Open up each ear and flatten. With right sides together, fold up the loose point at the center so it lines up with the outside point of the hexagon. It will look like a diamond with the wrong sides of the fabric showing.
  9. Bring the two long raw edges together. Press in place.

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  10. Bring the top half of the diamond down to meet in the center of the hexagon. This will give you 3 dimensional diamonds, with all sides finished, on top of a hexagon. Take one or two stitches to tack the points down.
  11. Stitch a small button in the center of the hexagon to cover the center tips of the diamonds.

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