But if you need only a few or an unusual size, or if you don't want to wait 2 weeks to receive them (my case), or if they are too expensive (my case again), here is a method that cut the time needed for this task by 2, 3, 4 or even more.
I would have loved to know this method when I cut 3400 hexagons, one by one, for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.
So let's cut hexagon templates!
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- a hexagon printed sheet
- blank pages
- ruler and cutting mat.
Use your favorite paper.
Your hexagons must be printed like in the photo below. To cut them, you have to cut on the dashed lines; these are straight lines you cut with a ruler and the cutter.
Do not use sheets printed like in the photo below - it's just a waste of time!
Put underneath the printed paper, 2,3 or even 4 blank pages - it depends by how thick your paper is.
Glue the pages together to keep them aligned ; apply glue on the green areas shown below.
Using the ruler (I use a quilting ruler), cut first on the red lines - through all the pages. Before moving the ruler to the next cut, make sure your cut goes through all the pages (cut twice if necessary). The cut must extend a little past the printed area.
Do not extend the cut past the paper's edges.
Remove the outside paper.
Using the sharp point of scissors, lift up one stack from the cutting mat...
Cut on the lines to remove the corner triangles.
And here it is: 4 hexagons instead of 1! 48 instead of 12!
If you need some hexagons,
Print the size you need!
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I hope this helps!
Happy (Cutting and) Sewing Hexagons!