Friday, January 17, 2014
Making Hexagons for Quilting and Crafting Part 2
After posting my last entry earlier today, on making hexagons using the Fiskars hexagon punch, I decided to see how much bigger paper template you would need to be able to combine them with hexagons cut from 2 1/2" strip templates (mine is from Fons & Porter). Well, what a surprise at how close they are! The photo above is actually green batik cut from a 2 1/2" strip and then I ironed a freezer paper template punched out with the X-Large hexagon punch on to it. It is a tad smaller than it could be by 1/16 - 1/8". As long as you don't flip back and forth between punched templates and traced templates, you should end up with the same size basted hexagons and they would work up together with no problems. On a really huge project, you might lose an inch or two, but with smaller projects the slight difference in size won't make me go back to tracing or cutting paper templates out individually.