Modern Handcraft Hexie Pillow Pattern

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Want to play with hexagons without doing English paper piecing? Try this method from Nicole Daksiewicz at Modern Handcraft.

Modern Handcraft is one of my favorite modern quilting websites. Nicole Daksiewicz’s blog is a constant source of inspiration, colorful quilted projects, and fun techniques – many with helpful tutorials.

I was excited to find her Modern Handcraft Hexie Pillow Pattern on our website. A pillow would provide a small, quick project to practice her modern hexie method of adding hexagons without English paper piecing (EPP). I do enjoy EPP – but this alternate technique was appealing.

Here are the supplies used:

The Modern Handcraft Hexie Pillow Pattern provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations as well as links to two videos – one for constructing the hexagon shapes and one for securing them to the pillow with quilting lines. The photo above shows some basted hexies

Then I auditioned patterns for the hexies.

My final design is shown above. I swapped out one of two similar fabrics for a lighter blue. Can you tell I am a symmetrical person? I am working on it.

Her pattern and videos provide all the information you need to apply the hexagons and quilt the pillow. Please note the Fabric Fusion Glue with the needle nose tip – this particular version is highly recommended. The Hera marker worked well for marking quilting lines.

I left out some steps – but they are all in the helpful pattern and videos. The finished Modern Handcraft Hexie Pillow  turned out well. I especially like the way the quilting line form little triangles! As a bonus, the pattern also includes an alternate flower-shaped layout for the hexies.

If you would like to try this fun technique – please hurry to get your Modern Handcraft Hexie Pillow Pattern. In the short time I worked on the pillow (and unbeknownst to me) the pattern went on CLEARANCE and we do not have many left. Be sure to check out the Modern Handcraft website to see other ways this technique is used – and Nicole’s other great ideas!

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About Ann

Ann works in Customer Service here at CreateForLess, and has a passion for quilting. Ann has been an avid quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. Ann's crafting interests include quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing. Basically if it involves quilting...she loves it! Ann is blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a college-age son and grown daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with her despite the inevitable thread on her clothes.

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