Sew and quilt hexagons in a whole new way (+ giveaway!)

Honeycomb Hexagons quiltIf you’re intrigued by the hexagon-quilting craze but have yet to take the first steps toward learning how to sew a hexagon quilt, your waiting is about to be rewarded in a new book called Hexagons Made Easy.

These aren’t your grandmother’s hexagon quilts—at least, not when it comes to technique. You can use this fail-proof method for creating any type of hexagon patchwork—traditional, modern, and anything in between. You can still turn out stunning Grandmother’s Flower Garden designs. You simply won’t have to wait nearly as long for your project to reach full bloom.

Today the author of Hexagons Made Easy, Jen Eskridge, will transform any perception that hexagon quilts are tedious and time-consuming. Her simple technique for making hexagons for quilting is a super-speedy alternative to English paper piecing, all with no Y-seams or hand sewing! Learn the quick facing technique Jen uses in a jiffy—try a pot holder, a pillow, or a table runner first, and then move on to larger quilts.

Peekaboo table runner
Peek-a-Boo table runner

Jen gives you a crazy-quick technique, 18 block designs, 15 projects, and layouts to help you design your own hexagon quilts. Are you ready for Jen to put a hex on you? Read on!

Jen EskridgeHi! My name is Jen and I’m the author of Hexagons Made Easy. The book gives you the tools to go forth and create hexagon quilts using a “faced-shape” technique. Plenty of ideas and projects are included for you to make hexagon quilting projects, but really, once you get started you may find that your hexagon (or any shape) inspiration runs amuck.

Once you get the hang of making hexagons with the simple faced-shape technique, you can use your hexagons in many ways. Let’s take a look at two ways to use them: as appliqué motifs and as reversible elements.

Appliqué Hexagons

Quilt hexagon facing techniqueWhen creating hexagons for appliqué, you first have to consider how to turn under all six of those edges and finish with nice, flat corners. In the book I show you how to stitch a facing to the hexagon shape, which, when turned right-side out, creates a hexagon with all the raw fabric edges concealed. You can use the basic facing technique for any shape. There are many tips and tricks in the book to help you be as successful as possible with this method.

The “Hexagon Circle” quilt below is a basic introduction to hexagon placement and machine appliqué. It requires only 12 hexagons. Pretty easy, right? Get your feet wet while making this contemporary quilt that has loads of negative space. This particular wall hanging is great for using up extra 5″ squares from a charm pack or your fabric scraps. I chose to feature a handful of scraps from Anna Maria Horner, left from various other projects.

Hexagon Circle quilt
Appliquéd hexagons: “Hexagon Circle” quilt

Reversible Hexagons

The idea of reversible shapes came to me after realizing that if I really wanted SUPER quick and EXCEEDINGLY easy hexagon-quilting projects, maybe I should skip a few steps. Now it might be argued that these projects are not quilts, but rather coverlets. That’s fine. You’re right, you got me. They’re coverlets. Could you quilt them? Sure. Will you still have a beautiful, warm blanket to keep or to give as a gift without quilting or binding it? Yep.

Tilly Coverlet
Reversible hexagons: “Tilly Coverlet”

For reversible hexagons, you still use the same facing technique to finish all the edges of your hexagons or other geometric shapes. But instead of slashing through the facing to turn the shape right side out, you simply leave a small opening on one straight edge of the shape—and you won’t need to hand stitch it closed. You’ll learn how join shapes, which threads to use, and which fabrics work best for reversible projects.

Joy banner from Hexagons Made Easy
Joy banner

The Blocks

Hexagons Made Easy showcases 18 different block patterns inspired by Marcia Hohn’s Quilter’s Cache website. Armed with the fabric requirements and directions to make one block, you can make as many blocks in as many styles as you want and use them in any quilt design you dream up. All blocks finish to 15″ square and make up quite quickly using the easy hexagon technique.

Block designs from Hexagons Made Easy
3 of the 18 block designs in
Hexagons Made Easy

I’ve also provided simple quilt-design layouts to springboard your own hexagon-based quilts. The layouts will help you make successful designs and they include tips on color placement, shape arrangements, and directional blocks.

The blocks are divided into four basic types: single appliquéd hexagons, stacked and appliquéd hexagons, pieced hexagons, and joined and appliquéd hexagons. One of my personal favorites is the snowman wall hanging (below, center). Most hexcellent.

Quilt-design layouts from Hexagons Made Easy

The Quilting

Hexagons Made Easy also includes 16 hexagon quilting motifs, plus methods for drafting your own quilting designs. There’s even a sketch template for you to copy so that you can doodle up some of your own free-motion quilting-design fills.

Hexagons Made EasyThanks for introducing us to your fresh ideas for making hexies, Jen! You can learn more about Jen at her blog, Reanna Lily Designs.

Have you made a hexagon quilt using traditional methods—or have you been hoping for a quicker technique? (Ahem…it’s arrived.) Share your hexagon story in the comments and you could win a copy of the Hexagons Made Easy eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Purchase Hexagons Made Easy today and you can download the eBook for free right now.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Mhairi, who writes:

“I love making paper hexagons. This is the first quilt I ever made at 8 years old so it has a huge significance to me. I only used 7 hexagons on that first project but I did it all myself. Since then I have always had a pile of hexagons that I will eventually sew into a quilt. However – last year this one caught my eye and I would love to make it for my children, although realistically it will probably end up being for my grandchildren by the time I finish it.”

Mhairi, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!


  • I have a hexagon Grandmother’s flower garden I have been hand quilting for over 20 years! It is all hand pieced but I did not use the English paper piecing method either.

    —Mary Ann Harpe on April 11, 2013
  • I have three traditional hexagon projects underway. One has large hexies and will be come a purse, one has medium sized hexies in 30s fabric, and another in 30s fabric using smaller sized hexies which is well on its way to becoming the traditional Grandmother’s Flower garden

    Michelle Harrison on April 11, 2013
  • I love making paper hexagons. This is the first quilt I ever made at 8 years old so it has a huge significance to me. I only used 7 hexagons on that first project but I did it all myself. Since then I have always had a pile of hexagons that I will eventually sew into a quilt.
    However – last year this one caught my eye ( I would love to make it for my children, although realistically it will probably end up being for my grandchildren by the time I finish it.

    —Mhairi on April 11, 2013
  • I love making hexagon quilts and have made several, all using different techniques. Would love to win a copy of Jen’s book to learn another way to use my most favorite shape.

    —Four dogs and one quilter on April 11, 2013
  • I love to make a various hexagon things… right now I make 1/2″ hexagons and 1″ hexagon for lap quilts… I love to get this book that I can make…also I am addicted to make hexagons, grin

    —Karen Parson on April 11, 2013
  • I have made a hexagon quilt, but it used 60 degree triangles, not whole hexagons. I would love to try the methods in this new book and thank you for the opportunity to win one.

    —Pam Biswas on April 11, 2013
  • Wow this looks very intriguing Can’t wait to find it at a quilt store

    —Mary Hill on April 11, 2013
  • I have a few hexagon die cuts that I’m anxious to start using including a Sizzix one with 5″ sides. I love the look of Hexies but am a little scared to tackle a project. Please help :)!

    —Sandi Makowski on April 11, 2013
  • I have a few hexagon die cuts that I’m anxious to start using including a Sizzix one with 5″ sides. I love the look of Hexies but am a little scared to tackle a project. Please help!

    —Sandi Makowski on April 11, 2013
  • Yes, I tried making a jacket with large, hand-cut hexagons — got most of it done but never finished it.
    Your books looks like there are better ways!

    —Linda E in AZ on April 11, 2013
  • I have a collection of
    Hexies that I tried with many different methods but gave up on because it was to tedious I always love triying new methods. I hope you pick me

    —Mary Hill on April 11, 2013
  • We just got this book in our shop a couple of days ago. Its pretty cool and I love glancing thru it. Would be nice to have my own copy. Thanks Martingale!

    —Tammy Magill on April 11, 2013
  • I bought a package of hexagon papers many years and had a ball using up my scraps to make a grandmother’s flower garden.

    —Janet Beyea on April 11, 2013
  • I thought hexagons had to be hard, so never thought to even try! This new method gives me hope.

    —Lisa on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve only done EPP hexagons before. this looks like a fun technique to try!

    craftytammie on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been sewing traditional English paper pieces hexagons for a while but they are very time consuming. Currently aiming for 1100 for a throw expected completion date 2030! 😉
    I would love to find an easier and quicker way to do them.

    leigh sewing diva on April 11, 2013
  • I have been wanting to make a hexagon quilt but find the idea of hand quilting intimidating. I have started collecting pre-cut fabric packs as I build up my courage to try hexagons. I think Jen’s book is just the push I need to get started.

    —Regina on April 11, 2013

    —Linda on April 11, 2013
  • I am a hexagon fan and have tried to learn as many different ways to make them as I can, so I can make the best choice for each project! Would love to win this book!

    —Fran on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve begun a Grandmother’s Flower Garden hexagon quilt. I’m using a cobbled method of my own with paper pieces, yet not EPP. It would be wonderful to win a copy of this book so can learn a real method for making the flowers. Also, it is extremely difficult to join the flowers together so need lots of help for a technique to do this. I have one minature hexagon flower that I’m attempting to make with EPP. So far, I don’t understand how to finish the edges so could applique it. Yes, I sure can use this book!

    —MarciaW on April 11, 2013
  • No hexagons here though it has always been something I’ve wanted do. I love the look of the reversible hexagons.

    —Diane on April 11, 2013
  • I love the look of them, the making of the flowers, but I hate putting them all together! Can’t wait to see this book!

    —Holly on April 11, 2013
  • Have done a little EPP but no quilts like these….gosh I’d sure like to try!

    —Carol Vickers on April 11, 2013
  • I have used hexagons in the old fashion way but only a few on blocks as applique. I do enjoy the hand-sewing but Jen’s way would be faster and more adaptable for larger projects. As usual thanks for the ideas and new creations.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve always shied away from hexagons as they seemed too time intensive. But this technique sounds intriguing the peekaboo table runner is adorable!

    —Amy Roth on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve made a few small hexagons to applique onto a Kindle cover, but I really don’t like the hand sewing part. Jen Eskridge has a great idea and I would love the book.

    —LeAnne L on April 11, 2013
  • I have hand pieced hexagons but not my passion. Finding a new and better way is definitely on my want-to-know list!!! Thanks for a great blog. The quilts and layouts are inspiring.

    —Judy Danz on April 11, 2013
  • I love her ideals to use with hexys. I love hexagons and I am working on one right now, but this book looks special. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    —wanda spain on April 11, 2013
  • I have made several quilts this past year using a 60 degree ruler the traditional way. I enjoy the surprise of color and ease of sewing the pieces making the blocks.

    —diane on April 11, 2013
  • I inherited a Grandmother’s Garden quilt made by my grandmother many, many years ago, and so I decided I could make one to leave to one of my grandchildren. So I started making the quilt the "traditional" way and, well, I hate to admit, but my grandchild will probably be old of age by the time I get it finished. There has to be a better way and this is something I want to try.

    —Kaye Morgan on April 11, 2013
  • Have I finished a hexie quilt? No… Am I working on one? Yes…. How long have I been working on it?? Don’t ask!

    —Pam on April 11, 2013
  • Love the hexagons! I have been making 1″ paper pieced hexagons for months, would love to have a new way to make a hexagon project!!

    —Cheryl T. on April 11, 2013
  • I have been drooling over all the hexagon quilts I’ve seen out there and would love to make one. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

    —Sandy N on April 11, 2013
  • I tried EPP once and couldn’t finish. it took way too long. This looks like a great technique to try. i would love to win the book.
    Thanks for the opportunity

    —Bonnie Larson on April 11, 2013
  • I have a bunch of hexagons ready to go but not sewn together. I am chicken to begin that step. Winning this book would be nudge I need to get over my fear of messing up my pretty hexies! Lisa in Texas

    —Lisa in Texas on April 11, 2013
  • I started one about 6 years ago. It is still sitting there; waiting for me to finish it. It might be waiting for another 6 years. Maybe if I win the book, it will get done! I mean, if there is an easier way to do it, I am willing to try!!

    Janet T on April 11, 2013
  • I am a new quilter and have just discovered the wonderful world of English Paper Piecing and hexagons. I have not actually made anything yet because I have been experimenting with different techniques to find one that I am comfortable with. I am ready to make my first project and this book would be great! Thank you!

    —Angelia L. on April 11, 2013
  • Was very inttigued by Jen’s technique. I certainly will give it a try as I love hexes. I always have a portable project to carry with me.

    —Marilyn Sholtis on April 11, 2013
  • While cruising the Intracoastal Waterway with my husband, I worked on a 1/4″ hexagon paper-piecing project. Those tiny babies went together perfectly, but after three years, I have a completed hexagon shaped project that measures 21″ across! I think a quicker method would suit me just fine now that I am a "landlubber" again!

    —angie on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve seen several people with blogs who have been making hexagon quilts and was tempted but resisted. Looking at a few of the designs in this book makes me want to forge ahead now. Love the Peek-a-Boo table runner and the reversible hexagons especially. I think the reversible hexagons would work great for a spring/summer quilt made with flower fabrics. Hmmm, looks like the author is right. My mind is running amuck with hexagons. As long as hexagons don’t get label as an "illegal drug", I will be fine.

    —Karen L. on April 11, 2013
  • A friend came to visit in Sept 2011,and was stitching hexagons.she asked me if I wanted ti learn to make them.
    I haven’t stopped since,I made my only granddaughter a cot quilt,ive made two hexagon pram quilts and still make hexagons when I’m travelling anywhere so have a pile waiting to be made up.

    Diana april 11,2013

    —Diana Wood on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve made English Paper piecing hexagons but haven’t finished a quilt yet. I did get a half hexagon ruler and tried it. I was happy with the results. I love the hexagon quilts I’ve seen in this book and would love to try them. Hugs

    Cathy on April 11, 2013
  • I bought some plain curtains last year for my lounge but didn’t put them up as I wanted to decorate them in some way. I was inspired while making a hexagon block and now my curtains are decorated with lines of hexagons – some single and some double – in about 12 contrasting prints. At least I know that no other curtains in the world are the same as mine!

    —Meg Murray on April 11, 2013
  • I love the charm of the older Grandma’s Flower Garden quilts but by the time I complete just one flower I always finish it up as a pin cushion..sigh; so maybe this book would help me (and my granddaughter)really go Big this time! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!!

    —carol on April 11, 2013
  • I love "hexies." Last year I experimented with a beautiful print from Timeless Treasures and made a small table mat for my son-in-law’s mother. It was a challenge for me. Sometimes I look for things I haven’t done and attempt to do them. This book really opens up the possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Rosemary on April 11, 2013

    —LUCILENI on April 11, 2013
  • Actually I’ve never made a hexagon but if I win this book I’m sure I’ll have a doozey.
    Love the designs in this book.

    —Marlene fm Torrance on April 11, 2013
  • I just made a hexagon cozy for my french press! I didn’t make it rectangle where there would be half hexis. I made it shaped, so the lining was my issue. I hadn’t done this before and when I turned it out it was hard to get the edged hexis turned out in a nice shape. I did what I could. Also, I can see my stitches too much, that is what frustrates me the most. But it really is pretty. I call it a hexi dress for my french press. 🙂

    —kimberlee on April 11, 2013
  • I have never made hexagons, but have always wanted to … except I do not enjoy paper piecing. So this looks like a great way to try it out!

    Nita on April 11, 2013
  • I grew make hexagons with traditional paper piecing with my Grandmother. We would make Grandmother’s Flower Graden quilts. Maybe she made up the name just for us. I look forward to making hexagons a new way! I think my Grandmother woould approve.

    Lesley on April 11, 2013
  • My only Hexagon experience was a BOM & I wasn’t wanting to do anymore! But this book could definitely make me change my mind!

    —Karon Henderson on April 11, 2013
  • I love the look of hexie quilts, but the thought of all that hand piecing is very daunting to me. I would love to learn a simpler, faster method. 🙂

    —robin on April 11, 2013
  • I love English Paper Piecing especially the Hexi’s. You can do so much with them. This sounds like a very interesting way to use hexi’s, would love to win the book for more ideas. It’s fun to learn new ways to use a very old process.

    —Connie B on April 11, 2013
  • Hello! The book looks fun! And it has very interesting proposals. Thank you for the chance to win! I am doing a work of hexagons design of a German quilter, taking 12,000 hexagons measuring only 1.2 "side. I just started it and it will be a long job, but I hope that the finish is beautiful!

    Gladys on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve just started making hexies using the EPP method, which seems rather tedious to me. I would love to try other methods. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Deb G in VA on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve not made a hexagon quilt but I have made a couple of blocks that used hexagon’s. I have to admit that I was totally scared of working with hexagon’s and put off doing the blocks that were part of a block of the month. When I finally decided I wasn’t going to let the hexagon’s beat me, I gave them a try and to my surprise working with hexagon’s was not bad at all. I love the Peak a Boo table runner as well as several of the others you talked about. Sounds like this is a book I could really use and get more comfortable with hexagons. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway!

    —Debbie Weishaar on April 11, 2013
  • I currently have 4 hexi projects in the works. All are done with different techniques. Still trying to find a process to love.

    —Janice on April 11, 2013
  • I have always wanted to make a hexagon quilt. It seemed so difficult… until now! I would love to win this new book and give it a try!

    —Rene Bolton on April 11, 2013
  • Oh I have been waiting for a modern way of making them! Grandmother’s Garden for the current century. I’m picturing in maybe 2 inch pieces – all solid fabrics – ranging in different shades of colors – with ash gray as the background color. Thank you for putting my name on the list for the drawing!

    June on April 11, 2013
  • I have a large pile of finished "flowers" for Grandmother’s Flower Garden and have yet to find a pattern I like enough to put them all together. They are so much fun to make but the idea of making all the "joiner" hexies just doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’m excited at all the new ideas coming forward about hexagon quilts and pretty sure I’m going to find the inspiration I need to put the 50+ blocks I have into something good.

    —andrea griffin on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t used hexagons yet, but I want to try. this book looks perfect for my first try. Thanks!

    —Debbie H on April 11, 2013
  • I have only done Hexagons, hand sewing
    them all together and paper piecing.
    This looks like a fun new way to make

    —Pauline on April 11, 2013
  • I am working on some EPP hexagons in 30’s prints. I don’t want to make a traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden, so your book would be just what I need to use these hexagons. Your book looks great and I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

    —Cecilia on April 11, 2013
  • Me encantaría repetir con exagonos de forma nueva, mi primera colcha la realize con exágonos a la manera tradicional, solo que me atreví con sedas, sin saber donde me metía. Me gustaría repetir pero mas sencillo ¿Es posible conseguirlo?

    —alicia on April 11, 2013
  • I’m sleeping under a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt made by my great grandmother! It has classic 1930s pink and green solids, plus "petals" made from prints from family clothing. It looks like new because it spent at least 70 years being "saved" in a cedar chest. I can never match the significance of the hexies made from family clothing, but I want to make a hexie quilt myself now, with my favorite fabrics.

    —Margery on April 11, 2013
  • I have 3 quilts going right now with hexagons of one shape or another – I am using 90 degree for a Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses, I am using 60 degree hexies for a diamond shape block and I am piecing 5 inch hexies with 18 pieces in each of them – hand piecing all of them using Inklingo — love hexies!!

    Karen on April 11, 2013
  • Have been working on Hexies for a while. SOOOOO glad I was told about a site that has the pieces already cut and ready for use. Have completed a pillow and am now busy working on a Christmas hexie quilt top. Would love to find an easier way.

    —Frank W on April 11, 2013
  • I have done English paper piecing, and am always intrigued with finding a new way to do something… especially if it is faster! I would love to win this book!!

    —Jeannine on April 11, 2013
  • I like hexagons. I can’t wait to try my first hexagon quilt.

    —Mike on April 11, 2013
  • I was making a traditional hexagon quilt in sections. All the pieces looked Ok so started to position them together on the floor. No matter what I did one section just would not go!! Checked it. rechecked it. re-rechecked it. By this time my sister and I were hysterical with laughter ( we virtually had to crawl to the bathroom we laughed so much) Finally I realised that some sections were going the wrong way!! Still do not know how I did that but I have been very wary of hexagons ever since!

    —Maia on April 11, 2013
  • I thought I would give hexagons a try a couple years ago… seemed simple enough… but handwork just doesn’t seem to keep my attention span. If there is an easy way… I would love to know! Thanks… the quilts look beautiful in this book.

    Sinta Renee on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t made hexagons, but would love to give them a try!

    —Debbie Constable on April 11, 2013
  • Love making Hexagons. I take them everywhere I go. Looking forward to learning a faster more efficient method of piecing so I might actually get a project completed.

    —margie Murphy on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been working on my grandmothers flower garden project for decades and am finally nearing the end of the piecing phase. It has some of my 3 daughters dresses in it and they are now grown with daughters of their own for heavens sake! It’s about 40″ diameter and I’ve decided to have it be a tablecloth for my screened porch table. I’ve always wondered if there is a faster way to do this. Would love a copy of this wonderful book so I can check it out . I can send you a photo of my project if you like.

    —Dianne on April 11, 2013
  • I made a full sized Grandmother’s Flower Garden & cut each piece by hand with templates & a good old pencil & then hand pieced & hand quilted it. Took forever!! I love it though. Would love to do another one an easier way. 🙂

    —Gale W. on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve got a box full of 1″ hexagons that I made with a plastic cut out. I never really knew what to do with them, but now with all the new patterns coming out I just may dig that box out again.

    —Debi on April 11, 2013
  • I have made very few hexagons but am seeing them all over the place, quilt magazines, patterns, etc… I must be missing out on the fun, I’m going to start making some, and would like to try the way the author makes hers.

    —Susan on April 11, 2013
  • I am working on my 3rd one. The first one was done by hand, the 2nd one was paper piecing and that is how I am doing the 3rd one. I also have started making another one with my leftovers for this one.

    —LeAnn on April 11, 2013
  • I have never made any hexagons. It always seemed to be extra difficult & time consuming because of the English piecing. You seem to have a easier way and if I win this book, I’m sure that I will try them.

    Marj in Mexico

    —Marjorie Nath on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve tried English paper pieced hexagons and gave up; they’re way too tedious for me. I’d love to try a simpler method.

    —Ginny on April 11, 2013
  • I have only used the English paper piecing technique, and sorry to say it’s still a work-in-progess.

    —Laura G on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve only made one block with hexagons using the traditional technique & I knew it wasn’t for me. I recently purchased a special ruler/template for rotary cutting half hexagons & then sewing in rows. I haven’t tried it yet, but your lining method seems much less fussy. I hope I win your book!

    —Marlene on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve never made hexagons and yes, please, to the quicker technique! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Lisa Marie on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t tried a hexagon quilt. This book makes it look easy. I shy away from paper piecing so maybe this book would give me a much needed push! I have one of my grandmother’s quilt I’d like to copy for my sisters.

    —Pat on April 11, 2013
  • I don’t have a hexagon story…yet. When I do have one I really hope it’s a good story. Fear is the reason I have not attempted them.. I have hexagon templates that friends have given me trying to lure me into the "hexy web" & they are beautiful quilts but I haven’t gotten brave enough yet. I would love to have this book, from your description I have no reason to wait any longer. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Donna F on April 11, 2013
  • My most ambitious project with hexagons and English paper piecing so far was a pin-cushion!!! I could certainly learn something from Jen!

    —Inger from Italy on April 11, 2013
  • I keep telling myself to start a traditional hexie quilt for working on while watching the TV. Needless to say, a hexie quilt is still in the dream stages. The method presented in this book is more likely to result in a REAL quilt! lol

    —Barb Colvin on April 11, 2013
  • I made a Grandmother’s Flower Garden years ago all english paper pieced. I even hand quilted it. I guess I had more time then?
    Am doing a 30’s BOM that has hexi flowers on it and once again did the paper piecing method.
    Have a few pkt of the Moda Hexies and figuring out what to make with them:) Will have to ck out the book!!!

    —Lou on April 11, 2013
  • I have only made small projects with hexagons, mainly Christmas ornaments. I would love to make a grandmother’s flower garden one day. I would be thrilled to win a copy of this exciting new book.

    —Carolyn Howland on April 11, 2013
  • 20 years ago I made a number of christmas wreaths using hexagons…a circle of green hexagons surrounding a white center with a red bow…i pieced rows of hexagons & then stitched the rows together with diagonal lines….the method described in the book sounds so much easier!!! thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Linda S on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t made a hexagon quilt of any sort. I remember as a kid watching my mom make a table runner for church. One of our older members had died & had cut out enough hexagons to make runners for all of our tables at church. They were in great spring colors & it is a great way to remember her.

    —Laura G on April 11, 2013
  • I too have never been brave enough to try hexagons although I love the look of quilts with hexies…..maybe a new method would entice me and I could become a "hexpert" !!

    —Sandra on April 11, 2013
  • I am in the slow process of making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, using the English paper piecing method. I have been working on it for quite awhile and only have a small amount done. Although I love doing it the traditional way, some new ideas and tips would be fabulously helpful!

    —Amanda Best on April 11, 2013
  • Never have tried this quilting technique. I was given a 50’s era semi-finished quilt top and have no clue how to complete it…hmmm I bet this book could help me get the courage to try something new THEN finish that "gift".

    Kath on April 11, 2013
  • I have a bunch of thirties fabric hexies that I "rescued" from a thrift store. I have just started sewing them together into sets and I have no clue what I’ll end up doing with them…they were just too cute to stay orphans!

    Beth Strand on April 11, 2013
  • I have long been a fan of the ‘Paper Pieces" company for the nice pre-cut papers for English paper pieceing. As I am beginning to fall in lvoe with the quilts curently being called "modern quilts", I am extremly intrigued by the samples in this article, especially the first quilt and that cute wholey table runner. I better check out Jen’s methoods!

    —Kathy on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been quilting less than a year and am just trying out EPP, would LOVE to have a copy of this book so I had a few patterns to "HEXperiment" with..LOL

    —Erin on April 11, 2013
  • my first granddaughter came home to a quilt of quilt-as-you-go framed hexagons, and I have about a thousand purple ones ready to be made into some kind of design–not grandmother’s flower garden. I love portable work! I am looking forward to reading your book.

    —Becky Preston on April 11, 2013
  • Have been wanting to try one of these just really not interested in sitting and cutting out tiny hexagons and then folding and ironing and stitching and remove the paper and stitch again. Just doesn’t sound very enjoyable. Sounds like work! 🙂

    Rita McCart on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve not tried hexagons yet, but I would like to!

    Rachelle on April 11, 2013
  • I have made a tot bag with hexagon (English paper pieced) and would love to try Je’s approach.
    Thank you.

    —Barbara on April 11, 2013
  • Love the hexies, although I haven’t made any of my own yet. This book looks like a great way to start. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Lora on April 11, 2013
  • Hello .. I’m just starting to get an appetite for hexies .. I was always scared to try them … and would LOVE to get all the hints and tips in the book! I just ordered a hexie die for my Accuquilt Go Baby, so this coincides with my jumping in with both feet! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Pat O on April 11, 2013
  • The very first attempt at quilting I made some forty years ago was to hand cut and hand piece little hexagons together. I seem to remember the pattern may have come as a freebie in the mail to subscribe to a craft book series. It was tedious and not very rewarding because it was too slow for me. But it didn’t squash my desire to piece quilts as I later embraced more modern methods and have enjoyed it ever since. I did make one table runner with a modern instruction method and loved the results.

    —Colleen Gander on April 11, 2013
  • Have just finished my first bed quilt of hexagons. Called it Raconteur as the block names tell a story and all 363 blocks was a different design. Most were hand pieced and there were over 14,000 pieces in it. So yes I love hexagons

    Cinzia White on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t tried hexagons yet. Kind of feel intimidated by them. This book might be what I need to get going. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    —Denise on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve admired hexey quilts from afar. They always look to hard for me to make them. I would love to learn more. Thanks

    —Jenelle Boxberger on April 11, 2013
  • Although I’ve never made a quilt using hexagons I’ve always wanted to. IF I win this book I’ll try one.This looks much easier than the other ways I’ve seen. So , good luck to me. hehehehe

    —Eileene aka Noiseynana on April 11, 2013
  • I have been enjoyed making a Grandmothers Garden baby quilt. I have been using paper peicing and it is taking a long time and is alot of work. Thanks for the chance to win a book with a new method for making hexagon quilts.

    —Holly G on April 11, 2013
  • I love hexagons and I love handwork, BUT somehow all my little corners don’t come together. I have my own grandmother’s Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and she did everything by hand (of course). It’s on my bucket list of things to conquer.

    —Judy Purcell on April 11, 2013
  • Hexagons are a favorite of mine. I have made a wall hanging using the English Paper Piecing method. My Mom had a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt made by my Grandmother.

    —Joan on April 11, 2013
  • I only just recently began learning to use hexagons. I have learnt two methods thus far and am not so great at either of them yet. I will definitely be buying this book!

    —Kathleen Graas on April 11, 2013
  • i haven’t tried hexies this would be a good way to learn how.

    —vickie on April 11, 2013
  • I scare off easy – from difficult things. After reading your info above – I think I can do Hexies. Thanks for the chance to win and to learn from your book.

    —Jane on April 11, 2013
  • Many years ago I made two hexagon flowers. One was for a pin cushion and the other for a chair cushion. I’ve had some papers sitting in the drawer for a couple of years now and will eventually try some more, one day. Jen’s book sounds very interesting.

    Christine M on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve made several English paper pieced projects using hexagon and also a couple pieced projects. I love the look of hexagons–the book looks very interesting!

    Karen in Breezy Point on April 11, 2013
  • a long time ago, i hand pieced a huge gmg flimsy and carted it around for 30 or 40 years before i misplaced, without ever finishing it. i started quilting for real a few years ago, with that quilt top in the back of my mind. so, i’ve finally made a flower garden, smaller, lap-top size and am putting vines and leaves with hexie flowers and buds on the borders. am so addicted to hexies! need more patterns! thanx for the chance to win this fabulous book.

    ritainalaska on April 11, 2013
  • Haven’t done any but sure will with such an encouraging method! Gramma did some but used poor fabric that didn’t last through my childhood. I’d love to have a "redo" for her quilt (and in an easier mtheod!). Thank you.

    —Barb Peters on April 11, 2013
  • This book is just what I need! I have been procrastinating about hexagons, and this looks like it has great lessons. I have fabric ready and even some papers, but it still seems difficult. Thanks for the chance to win. I would treasure it!

    —Judith on April 11, 2013
  • I started an EPP hexagon project last summer, but got frustrated by how slowly it went. I ended up drawing stitching lines on the backs of my fabric hexagons and machine stitching them together, complete with tons of Y-seams. I would love to try an easier way!

    —Julie in GA on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t yet made anything with hexagons. It’s on my sewing/quilting list for this year.

    —Janice N. on April 11, 2013
  • I have never made one, cause it was alot of work. The book mades hexies look easy.

    —Corinne on April 11, 2013
  • I love hexies, but have always sewn them the traditional way. This book seems ‘out of this world’ for me and I would love to have a copy. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Joy V on April 11, 2013
  • This method inspired me to the hex

    —MaryRose on April 11, 2013
  • I used the hexagon in a sampler quilt when I was first learning to quilt(by hand) over 30 years ago. Would love to learn an updated method.

    —Karen A on April 11, 2013
  • I love English paper piecing hexagons and other shapes as well. EPP takes a long time but I find the whole process so relaxing. I also like trying new techniques so Hexagons Made Easy sounds like I need to investigate and try this method. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Audrey on April 11, 2013
  • I haven’t tried a hexagon quilt because I’ve always felt that it would be too much work. Now that there is a quicker way…..I don’t have any more excuses for not making one!

    —lindawwww on April 11, 2013
  • Oh yes… I’ve tried traditionnal hexagons, not really my cup of tea… A friend of mine once learned me the "quilt as you go" method, but that’s a little far away in my memory… I’ll search for the explanations ! Thanks for the idea ! 🙂

    —Esther Bourgault on April 11, 2013
  • It’s one of my UFO’s! Would love to learn how to complete a faster hex.

    —Nancy L on April 11, 2013
  • I have wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt for a long time, but have been afraid of the hexes. This sounds like a way to make it possible for me!

    —Margaret Lawrence on April 11, 2013
  • I’m intrigued!!

    —Pam Iverson on April 11, 2013
  • I love hexagons but was waiting for an easier way 🙂

    —Melanie c on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been making hexagons at night(English paper piecing method) while I watch TV. I’ve sewn them into flowers. No hurry, it’s kinda relaxing to hand sew! But I’m opened to all methods!

    —Elaine Morgan on April 11, 2013
  • Laughed when I read …..Jen gives you a crazy-quick technique…..
    I would go crazy trying to make the traditional GFG with all that hand sewing – love the QUICK part of her technique now that does have APPEAL!!.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Thanks for making it available as an e-book – although I prefer a hard copy the option of an e-book makes it more attractive saving postage to Australia.

    Carolyn Robertson on April 11, 2013
  • What a refreshing take on hexagons! So inspiring!

    —Diane on April 11, 2013
  • Just ordered the Sizzix die for 3/4″ hexagons. I want to make a mini quilt.

    —Diane on April 11, 2013
  • I have all the tools to make one the traditional way, but haven’t found the perfect fabrics yet. I have made a needle book and a key fob with hexies, but not a quilt.

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been wanting to make hexagons for awhile now and even received a hexagon ruler for Christmas, but I’ve spent hours and hours online looking at different blogs and websites just trying to figure out where to start and what to do with them once I’ve cut them! I think I’m overthinking it, but this book would be awesome and would hopefully get me moving in the right direction!

    Lisa Lisa on April 11, 2013
  • I am making tiny quarter inch hexies! Call me crazy but it’s soooo much fun!

    —Pam on April 11, 2013
  • I’m new to hexies and need all the help and insight I can get!

    —Christina in Cleveland on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve never attempted a hexagon project but your technique makes it sound so much simpler. I would love to win your book.

    —Joan H on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve started making English Paper pieced hexagon flowers recently. I needed a portable project for a bus trip and decided to use up some of my small scraps. I like it precisely because it is portable, and since I’m in no rush to finish anything specific out of them, there’s no pressure.

    —Barb Johnson on April 11, 2013
  • Wow! Got my attention. This looks like a fun book. I am curious and want to try these techniques.

    —Machelle on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been working on EPP hexies for months, all by hand. I’d love to learn how to do hexies with the machine, though.

    —Lauren aka Giddy99 on April 11, 2013
  • I LOVE the hexagon quilts and runners featured in this segment!! My experience with hexagons: several years ago, my stepmother requested a table-topper for her custom-built Lazy-Susan table. I made a topper using hexagons, and used two different fabric palettes, so it would be reversible. She adores it and uses it often. As a matter of fact, it is probably time to make her another one 🙂

    —Marie P on April 11, 2013
  • I tried hexies and gave up. This looks so much easier!

    Karen on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve tried the half hexi template to make a table topper. Fail. I’ve tried a full hexi template to make a table runner. Another fail. I’ve tried to English paper piece a BOM and while my hexagons turned out great, my blind stitches did not. Third fail. I love all that is possible with hexagons, but we just don’t seem to get along very well…yet. Perhaps this is the final answer?

    —Colette DeGroot on April 11, 2013
  • Hexagons have always intrigued me. I think the first quilt pattern I saw years and years ago was hexagons sewn together the traditional way. I know I would just love this book …I’m just itching to try out some of the designs using the different techniques.

    —Linda Fleming on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve done some small projects with the EPP technique, but I feel some scary about facing a large project. Love the Grandmother’s garden, but it isn’t still in my quilting projects queue. Perhaps I would give a try to this wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing.

    —Irene on April 11, 2013
  • I have not make a quilt with hexagons but I love the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and have wanted to make it. But my hands will not let me hand quilt. Would love to win this book and hopefully be able to make a hexagon quilt!

    —Shirley C on April 11, 2013
  • I would so love, love, love receiving this book! I was just introduced to hexies after two of my friends purchased a little kit at Road to California this year…I couldn’t go because of financial reasons. They were kind enough to share their excitement with me, and I was hooked. To save money I have been printing templates and using what fabric I currently have. This book would mean the world to me! Thank you so much!

    —Barbara on April 11, 2013
  • Hexies have definitely been on my ‘soon to try’ bucket list for the last year. I’ve never made them but I’ve seen others making them, mostly using older methods. I’d love to try making them using this quicker method! Thanks!

    —Marie Chat on April 11, 2013
  • Hexagons have frightened me, so never tried. This would be a fun opportunity to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cindy on April 11, 2013
  • I don’t have a hexagon story, yet. I have actually just made my first hexagons this week. I recently saw a quilt made with hexies and am beginning to create one for my granddaughter. Next time you ask for a hexie story I hope to have a complete one!

    —Lynne Logue on April 11, 2013
  • My husband is handicapped, and is looking for a new hobby. He likes to do hand sewing, and I’ve been thinking about teaching him about hexegrams, but thought it might be frustrating. I only know the old way. I think if he could learn this way, he would really like it. I hope to be able to buy it for him some day.

    —Cindy on April 11, 2013
  • I love to quilt with hexagons. I do the by hand method and find it quite rewarding even though it is slow. I am excited about your book. Lets hope that I get the free book. This is exciting.

    Virginia Davis on April 11, 2013
  • At the end of an Exhibitor’s Mall at "Spirit of the West" in Ellensburg, the demonstrator of the QuiltCut2 gave me all the perfectly cut pieces from his demos when I said they’d make a terrific quilt for returning war veterans. Well … I now find myself envisioning hexagons stitched together from them but dreading the Y seams. It will be interesting to see how the quilt turns out.

    —Barbara Seitz on April 11, 2013
  • Now that I’m 70, I think it’s time to tackle making a hexagon quilt. It’s now or never! This book looks like it would be just what I need to help me succeed.

    I’ve long been an admirer of antique mosaic quilts, including but not limited to grandmother’s flower garden. I’ve been fascinated by the variety of results possible, with one simple shape.

    I recently purchased a gorgeous paper pieced silk hexagon quilt top that dates from probably the 1890s. The hexagons measure 1/2 inch on a side. I could see from the pictures on eBay that it would require some repair but once the top arrived, I realized that it belongs in a museum. I’ve only unfolded it 3 times, but every time it lost more fabric. So I guess I will have to make a reproduction on a smaller scale, with larger hexagons. Jen’s method of facing the hexagon might work well with silk.

    My daughter loves hexagon quilts also, but has limited time because of a full time job and 3 growing boys. She also likes more modern, simple designs, so I think some of the quilts pictured in the book would also appeal to her.–Jean

    —Jean Whitcomb on April 11, 2013
  • I have made one Grandmother’s Garden Quilt and certainly did not find it easy. I should have had your book!

    —Chris on April 11, 2013
  • I’m in the midst of my first project, a dresser scarf in grandmother’s flower garden. Love those little hexagons and can’t wait to see this new author’s spin on them!

    —Cynthia M. on April 11, 2013
  • I love hexies and did a lot of Projekts in english paperpiecing.

    I would like to win a copy.

    Thank you.


    —stichelfee on April 11, 2013
  • My only experience with hexies was a stack-n-whack table runner (strip pieced). This book could help me extend my skills further in that direction!

    —Lynne on April 11, 2013
  • When I first started quilting, we were taught by making a sampler quilt. One of the blocks had a cluster of hexagons. I found it interested to sew them but thougt there should be an easier way. Maybe I should read up on other ways to make them. Oh, maybe read an e-book

    —Marguerite Namdar on April 11, 2013
  • I am really proud of the red, white, and blue table runner I made using hexies which I put together while on a long road trip recently. It was basted and whipped-stitched the old-fashioned way. I enjoy the look and the time I spent working on it. Since then I have been investigating other methods of using hexies. There are some wonderful art quilts out there are made using hexies. What fun it would be to design one’s own art piece using the technique described in "hexagons made easy".

    —Janey Cook on April 11, 2013
  • I’ve been using the EPP method, which is nice but time-consuming. I’d like to give Jen’s method a try–the quilt at the top of the page is really calling my name.

    —Beth T. on April 11, 2013
  • I have not tried to make a hexagong quilt,Didn’t have the patience, I sure would love to try and that looks like the book Hexagons Made easy to just what I need

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on April 12, 2013
  • I have not tried hexies, but I have a UFO that was my grandmother’s. I want to finish it, as I know it would please her.

    —Lynn D in NC on April 12, 2013
  • I just recentely ordered my first "hexie" project, a "Hex on the Beach" kit from Moda, and can’t wait to get started. I’m trying to do more hand-work, and am very much looking forward to my first project. Given how much I like to do handing binding and detailed finishing work on my quilts, I suspect I’ll be a hexie addict in no time.

    —shelly on April 12, 2013
  • The modern method intriques me.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on April 12, 2013
  • My Mama made the prettiest Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt years ago. I’ve always loved it, but never wanted to make one myself. Lately, I’ve become more interested in Hexies. I guess I have been waiting for an easier method also!


    —Laurie Evans on April 12, 2013
  • Hexies have always scared me but I think with your new book Hexagons Made Easy maybe my fears will be conquered! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Tiffanee Noack on April 12, 2013
  • I would like to know an easier way to make hexagon quilts.
    I start makeing the hexagon by english paper piecing, but
    by the time I get a dozen of them made, I’m tired of this method.
    Your book looks like it would be easier.

    —Paulette Doerhoff on April 12, 2013
  • I found some precut hexagons at JoAnns and picked them up to try. Some I have pieced by hand and then found a tutorial for machine-pieced hexagons online. I enjoy both techniques and have started experimenting with pieced hexagons. This book looks like fun and is going on the list of must-haves.

    —Susan K on April 12, 2013
  • I’m all for learning a new quilting technique. I love patchwork and this looks like the next step for a newbie quilter. It looks like a fun and rewarding way to make hexies.

    —Susan Stanton on April 12, 2013
  • I have tried English Paper Piecing and have some blocks completed, but have not done anything with them yet. This technique looks interesting and would love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Donna W on April 12, 2013
  • I have not but they look great!

    —Sunnie on April 12, 2013
  • I’m making a quilt using 5″ hexagons, and the machine piecing technique Jacquie Gering taught at QuiltCon. It’s pretty easy, and fun! I love this coverlet idea!

    —Paula on April 12, 2013
  • i have just started a traditional hexie qlt. you mean I can machine sew it? wow!!!! please put my name in the hat!!!

    —lorene holrook on April 12, 2013
  • I love the look of hexagon quilts but have not yet had the courage to try making one myself. However, I’m mulling over starting one this year, but haven’t quite made up my mind at this point. Something that would make it easier though would help with the decision. =)

    Moira M on April 12, 2013
  • I have made one grandmothers garden hexie-quilt and loved the whole process. Looking forward to doing another epp project – it’s so addictive, I know it won’t be long before I start again!

    Raewyn on April 12, 2013
  • When I was a freshman in college and had become engaged, my grandmother gave me a partially done Grandmothers Garden that my great grandmother had started for me. I was named for her. She died a month before my 3rd birthday. My grandmother then continued to work on it and had gotten it to twin bed size. I finished piecing it sitting in dorm meetings. For our wedding, my grandparents had it quilted and bound. We still have that quilt after 50 years of marriage.

    —Nancy Angerer on April 12, 2013
  • I confess, "Mea culpa!" I’ve never attempted anything with hexies because… just thinking of the traditional methods involved in making them… frays my last nerve!

    —Crazy Cuban on April 12, 2013
  • I haven’t done any quilting using the hexagons but do have several hexie projects lined up after I finish an outfit for my grandaughter. I absolutely love the look of hexagons!

    —Rhonda D. on April 12, 2013
  • I made a hexagon quilt by using the English paper piecing method, entirely by hand, and quilted by hand, too. It’s only a baby quilt, and I’ve designated it to be given to the first decendent to be named after me. She will acquire this verrry tedious quilt and know how much I loved her, whoever she may be! (that way I only have to make one, it was much too much work to do for each of the grands) I’d love to get that book, and make another one quicker!

    —madeline on April 12, 2013
  • I cut up a bunch of hexigon squares before we went South this past winter and sewed on them on the going to and coming home trip. Great past time while my hubby drives.

    —sandy on April 12, 2013
  • I am currently recreating a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt made by my own grandmother in 1930. It has 80 "flowers" and I have about 7 left to make and then I must decide if I’m going to continue like hers with the muslin ring around each flower, then green hexagons separating each flower, or take the easy way out and applique them to a muslin block with green sashing. I really want to continue with the EPP way so it will be totally hand pieced, but I tend to get impatient. I have been piecing the flowers periodically for three years.

    —Joye on April 12, 2013
  • I spent many afternoons making a hexagon quilt by hand when visiting my parents. Now that they are gone, my hexagon quilt reminds me of those lovely afternoons.

    —Beth on April 12, 2013
  • I hand stitched hexagons using English paper piecing. It was a Christmas present for my daughter a few years ago. I enjoyed sewing it, but not sure if I’d want to make another that way!

    —Nancy D on April 12, 2013
  • I haven’t made a hexagon quilt but am intrigued by the reversible hexagon coverlet.

    —Mary Ann on April 12, 2013
  • I haven’t made anything with Hexies yet, but would love to try the piecing method.

    —Cindy S on April 12, 2013
  • I have made a queen size hand pieced and hand quilted grandmothers flower garden out of 1800’s reproduction fabric. My next Hexie quilt will be a more modern version.

    —Applikaye on April 12, 2013
  • would you believe that my very first quilting attempt was using hexies–they looked so nice–I cut out all the tiny hexies from fortrel and placed them all on a sheet just as I wanted to piece them–and then discovered as I tried to sew that the fortrel stretched –I still have all of this in a bag as a ’round toit’ because I did not want to hand sew them all together!!

    —Judy MacGillivray on April 12, 2013
  • I have become fascinated with hexagons. I especially like ways that they are used and are not Grandma’s Flower Garden. Half hexies have really opened my mind up to lots of possibilities.

    —Robbin Golden on April 12, 2013
  • I’ve tried a few hexagon blocks, but haven’t made a full quilt. I’d love to try out Jen’s projects.

    —pjb on April 12, 2013
  • I have a small stash of hexies that I was going to carry around with me and have thousands in no time, didn’t quite work that way. However, I want to get back to the carry around and make more. I love the hex quilts.

    —Carol on April 13, 2013
  • Hi, I have books on traditional, alternativeS to the traditional garden, then what I thought were modern interpretations until I looked at Jen’s. The circular one is a definite as I am a "Circle" & Charm freak. I ALREADY HAVE HEXIE HEAPS so please help to downsize.
    Many thanks to another wonderful book.

    —Susan on April 13, 2013
  • I haven’t sewn any hexagons yet. I have always loved them and have wanted to make something with them. This book looks like it’s now the time!

    —jeannie on April 13, 2013
  • I have been making civil war print hexagons by hand for at least 5 years for a Texas star quilt. I have 120 done and I need 250.00.Your book book looks very fun with some great ideas.

    —Kathy on April 13, 2013
  • I love making hexies, especially when watching football with my husband. My only finished hexie project is a pillow that’s 18 inches square with 1 inch hexies all hand sewn and pieced. It took me awhile but I love the look of it. I didn’t make any sort of design, I took a charm pack I had recently purchased, cut each piece of fabric in quarters, and made one inch hexies with the 2.5 inch squares of fabric. I would love to try some of the new precut hexies and make something bigger. Thanks for the give away!

    —Jacklynn Grimm on April 13, 2013
  • The only hexies I’ve made was last year in the Craftsy Block of the Month with Amy Butler but would love to learn a quicker technique. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book.

    Carolyn on April 13, 2013
  • I love hexies. I have a grandmothers flower garden in progress, better known as a UFO. It is done with a stamp and pieced by hand. I’ve not given up, I’m on the bordering edge. It would be fun to try other, quicker methods.

    —Diane on April 13, 2013
  • I have mainly used EPP to make any hexagon projects, but I am also interested in learning more about how to do them by machine. I really am learning to love the looks of more modern design use of larger hexies. I like the Honeycomb Hexagon quilt shown at the beginning of this blog.

    —Nancy on April 13, 2013
  • Love hexagons and all the pieces that can be put together to make a hexagon. I’ve started an english paper pieced table topper using hexagons.It’s a great take with project.

    —Joellyn P. on April 13, 2013
  • Love hexies and I’ve hand pieced an "insanity" quilt top with 3/4″ hexagons. I used Inklingo and it made the project a pure delight to work on!!

    —Lorraine on April 13, 2013
  • Hexies are so cool! I’m making a table topper now with hexies, but using the traditional method.

    —Kerrie on April 13, 2013
  • My grandmother’s flower garden started out as a wreath of hexagons with a green leaf in a hexagon shape in between the flowers. Not being very experienced, I couldn’t get the wreath to lay flat. Time to make a regular grandmother’s flower garden, right? Oh, did I mention the petals were less than an inch across before they were sewn together? So I did some and then took a break. Several years later my sister-in-law was expecting a baby and I thought perfect baby quilt: I don’t have to make it too big. Six years later my sister-in-law was expecting her second child. Aww, perfect baby quilt again. Fourteen years later I was expecting a child. Perfect baby quilt, right? I finally finished it, but only because I was on bed rest for three months and what else was I going to do? Did you figure out yet that I only made one quilt, not three. My 3 lb 10 oz premie son looked wonderful in his let’s take baby home picture. PS, his beautiful head was smaller than the 7 petals that made up the flower.

    —Mary Johnston on April 13, 2013
  • I’ve done a few epp type hexies, but nothing on a larger scale. Looking forward to the book!

    Heather K on April 14, 2013
  • I always wished to give it a try but now I’m more hopeful to try it

    —Marthese on April 14, 2013
  • My neice and I quilt together and we should make a hexagon quilt!! We enjoy trying a quilt pattern we haven’t make yet.

    —Linda Dove on April 14, 2013
  • I learned a technique similar to this in my very first quilting class in college. Our teacher taught it to us with heart-shapes.
    My first hexie was my "choice" block for the class, and I chose a G-ma’s Flower Garden. I cut out the hexies, marked them, and learned how to hand-piece! It took me three class periods during lectures of other college classes, to piece it! Then I used the "facing" method with fusible interfacing to stick it to my background fabric. Then I hand-stitched it in place.
    I love the look, but I haven’t done a hexie project since. I hadn’t considered facing each hexie individually! That’s cool!

    Rachell R on April 14, 2013
  • I’ve never made a hexagon quilt. But I’ve admired many. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of new approaches to making a hex quilt and would love to try one. This book could give me the inspiration and instruction.

    —Pearl Dennis on April 14, 2013
  • Hexagons rather scare me but I’d love to work with them all the same, there are some beautiful patterns out there and it looks like some gorgeous ones in this book.

    —Heather Miles on April 15, 2013
  • I went to the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Worcester, Ma this weekend, and purchased a pattern for a lovely pillow, but I didn’t realize I needed a special ruler, a Hex N More, to make it. I am going to give it a try when I can find the ruler. I have used a half-hexi ruler before to piece, but nothing like the beautiful quilts you have pictured. I would also love to learn to applique with hexagons.

    —Karen on April 15, 2013
  • I made one flower and quilted more than a couple for a quilt quild. I have also cut out more than a few (not sure where they are) that I plan to put into a quilt. Right now I am trying to find some matching as close as possible for my Grandmother’ Flower Garden to repair for my cousin who owns the quilt. I’m not a drinker as a rule but by the time I finish the repairs on this quilt that was not love very well I may need a double shot of rum!

    —Sandy H on April 15, 2013
  • I’ve made a block, but not a quilt, using traditional methods. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sallie on April 15, 2013
  • I’m currently working on a hexie quilt in the traditional manner using Kaffe Fassett material, so it’s a nice take-along project. But I’ve seen such fun ideas with the hexagon revival currently happening and want to learn these newer, quicker techniques. I’m excited to create my own quilt design from all the inspiration out there.

    —Lynnita on April 15, 2013
  • HEXIES!!! Every night my hubby knows that as we sit and watch TV I am busy HEXING! He has always wondered out loud if there was an easier way than by paper piecing but until now there were no viable options. He was the one that first saw the email about Jen’s book …which took him all of TWO seconds to show me. (I guess I know what will be in my Mother’s Day Card this year.). I must say that one of the reasons I love this man so much is that he tolerates my HEXING because he knows that every 18 hexagon I complete equals a birth announcement pillow for the newborns in my area. Sometimes there are request for the Ring Bearers pillow.
    I must thank you for the opportunity to tell my HEXING story.

    —Debi Bielawski on April 15, 2013
  • I can’t believe how easy you make hexagons look! I have been wanting to start a hexagon quilt but haven’t had the nerve to even get started. Now I think I might try "hexing"! Thanks for sharing a great pattern.

    —Anita Bydlowski on April 16, 2013
  • No hand sewing…count me in! Looks like a great alternative to English paper piecing.

    —Rhonda H on April 17, 2013
  • I have been using the traditional English paper piecing method. I haven’t really been looking for a quicker easier way. I’m most attracted to it because it is a project that I can take on the go, i.e. doctors office, train, plane, etc. I’m usually doing it to pass time, so I’m not really in a hurry 🙂 I never do any sewing with Hexies when I am home. If I’m home you’ll find me at the machine, not hand sewing. I would however like more design ideas that use Hexies and are easily done on the go 🙂

    Mike Pearson on April 17, 2013
  • I haven’t tried, but want to!

    —Allison C on April 17, 2013
  • Still using the old methods. This looks great and a lot of fun too.

    —cindy white on April 17, 2013
  • I’ve never made an applique quilt, let alone a hexagon quilt. I cannot do a lot of hand-sewing because of my carpal tunnel. Grandma made beautiful hexagon quilts, and I would love to make my nephews and nieces one. This is a strikingly simple concept, and I would love to win the book. If I don’t, I’ll probably be buying it. I like the "pinwheel"-type block that was shown, and I could think of other ideas for this technique. Brilliant!!!

    —Ziggy on April 17, 2013
  • I’ve been working on Tila Pink’s Hex on the Beach quilt. It’s my first attempt at hexagon piecing and I’m loving it, but it is very tedious and time consuming. Hope I win!

    —Sharon Coleman on April 17, 2013

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