Hexies using fabric strips – English paper piecing (EPP)

If you’re a bit tired of doing the usual hexies, use two fabrics joined together.

For my project the fabrics are joined in the middle but you  could choose to place the same anywhere really and come up with very interesting designs.

Download the templates

Print the 1 inch templates on thick or plain paper.

Thick card stock is easier to work with in this particular instance because you’ll be dealing with seams and the card stock hods its shape better.

Cut the templates and get sewing.

Two important points to make:

  • Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  • Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Fabric collection

I used Haerae Designs Studio 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. I love the beautiful fabrics in these collections:

  • Dancing in the Water by Marketa Stengl
  • Sea Life by Adena Jooste

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Hexies with 2 fabrics video tutorial

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: