How do you join a patchwork hexagon?
Here’s what a do:
- Place two hexagons right sides facing.
- Single thread a needle and make a substantial knot at the end.
- Start where two of the corners meet and push the needle through both of the hexagons at the very edge.
- Use a whipstitch to go from one corner to the other – lots of little tight stitches is best!
How many hexagons do I need for a quilt?
For example, you want to make your quilt using 1″ hexagons. One block would require about 52 hexagons. So, 52 hexes x 90 blocks = 4,680 hexagons. (If you’re using tiny, 1/2″ hexagons, you would need 18,720 hexagons!
How many hexagons are in a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt?
By the 20th century, hexagon quilts were usually made in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern. These contained a center hexagon surrounded by six colorful printed or solid hexagons with another row of 12 hexagons around that.