I have always loved these traditional quilts but if you are like me, the thought of doing all that stitching by hand would take me forever. I used to think that too, until one day (almost 12 years ago) I was determined to find a better way to baste the fabric around my paper pieces. The standard way, at the time, was to hand cut the fabric 1/4" larger than the paper, then stitch a running stitch through the paper, holding the fabric in place until you could sew it to the next hexagon. After that you would have to remove the basting stitches to be able to remove the papers. Ugh!! So time consuming!!
Well today I want to share with you my method of Basting Hexagons. These instructions also come with each of my Hexagon patterns and is the method I have been teaching in my classes for over 11 years.