Tips for cutting hexagon templates for English paper piecing
Many people buy already-cut hexagon templates.
But if you need only a few or an unusual size, or if you don’t want to wait 2 weeks to receive them (my case), or if they are too expensive for your budget, here is a method that cut the time needed for this task by 2, 3, 4 or even more.
I would have loved to know this method when I cut 3400 hexagons, one by one, for my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.
So let’s cut hexagon templates!
– a hexagon printed sheet
– blank pages
– paper cutter
– quilt ruler and cutting mat
Do not use sheets printed like in the photo below – it’s just a waste of time!
Using the ruler (I used a quilt ruler), cut first on the red lines (the dashed lines) shown below – through all the pages.
Before moving the ruler to the next cut, make sure your cut goes through all the pages (cut twice if necessary). The cut must extend a little past the printed area.
If you want to cut your own hexagons NOW, click below to download hexagon sheets in different sizes.