Fabric Charm Packs: Part 2

20140323-202338.jpg fabric charm pack purchased from Sew in Rathmines

I made several paper hexagon templates and gathered some paper clips to try my hand at some paper piecing.

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The hexagon template is placed in the centre of the fabric square.

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Fold the fabric along one side of the hexagon template and anchor with a paper clip.

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Continue to fold the fabric over each side of the hexagon template.

Added tip: use this pointer tool to crease and press the edges and corners of the fabric

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Run a basting stitch through the fabric (avoid piercing through to the paper)

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Trim the fabric.

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Here’s a collection of hexagons from one charm pack. Press each hexagon and now they are ready to be paper pieced

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Handsew the hexagons together, then remove the paper template carefully and press….

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The possibilities are endless…The joys of hand sewing: )

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