How to sew a Hexagon Flower - English Paper Piecing

Hexie flowers can be so addictive!  I like to make them... just because...!

Seven basted hexagons sewn together create a cute flower shape that can be used to make cute appliqués, combined with many more to make a grandmothers flower garden quilt or swapped with your quilting friends!

Here's how to sew a hexagon flower:

 

1
Take two hexagons and place right sides together - lining up the edges
2
Insert your threaded needle under the seam allowance and come out right on the corner of one side
3
Take a small stitch from right to left through the very edge of each hexagon. Don’t go through paper
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Take a second stitch in the exact same place - don’t pull your needle all the way through...yet
5
Take the long thread tail and wrap over your needle. Pull through and this will the knot the thread
6
Take another stitch approx. 1/16th” away from the previous stitch
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Continue taking small stitches approx. 1/16th” apart until you get to corner
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
9
Open out your hexagons to admire your handy work 😊. Do not cut your thread
10
Place the next hexagon right sides together over the centre hexagon - lining up the edges
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
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Work your way down the edge of the hexagon, taking small stitches from right to left until the end
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
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Work your way around stitching the remaining hexagons to the centre hexagon
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All the hexagons are stitched to the centre hexagon.
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Remove the paper template from the centre hexagon ONLY. I use a small crochet hook to do this
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Fold the flower in half and line up the edges. Insert your needle so it comes out at the corner
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
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Work your way down the edge of the hexagon, taking small stitches from right to left until the end
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
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Travel to corner of the next petal by stitching through the seam allowance ONLY
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Take 2 stitches in the same place - wrap the thread over the needle on the last stitch to knot it
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Work your way down the edge of the hexagon, taking small stitches from right to left until the end
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Bury your thread in the seam allowance and trim
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Continue sewing all the hexagon petals together
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All done! Look out for my next tutorial - A Beginners EPP mug rug

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