Hi! I'm Amy from house of bad cats. I'm a founding member of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild, and I'd like to share a tutorial with you for cute hexie Christmas ornaments.
first, gather your materials. for each ornament, you will need the following:
- 4" square of linen or solid neutral cotton
- 4" square of christmas fabric
- 4" square fusible interfacing
- 4" piece of twine or ribbon - ink for stamping ( i prefer StazOn brand)
- a foam or rubber stamp of your choice
- paper in hexagon shape, 1 1/2" per side
next, trace hexie onto your linen or kona solid fabric, then cut out leaving at least 1/4" around outline. prepare your linen hexie like this.
note that i punch a hole or two in my paper hexie to make the paper easier to remove - you can just use the end of a pencil or chopstick to pop it right out!
next, iron your fusible interfacing onto your print fabric. using the paper hexie you removed from the stamped hexie, trace it onto the interfaced print fabric and cut out 1/16" inside the outline using pinking shears or a wavy rotary cutter blade.
then take your twine or ribbon, fold it in half, and layer the cut ends between your stamped hexie and your other hexie, with the wrong sides of the hexies together. sew 1/8" from edge around all six sides of the hexagon, making sure your twine or ribbon hanger is positioned properly.
trim your threads, and you have a finished ornament!