LAST March I started sewing 1" hexagons together by hand just so I would have something to work on while I was on vacation in Florida. Last August I posted some Tips for Hand Sewing Hexies and now FINALLY I am finishing my hexagons into a table runner.
One of the reasons that it took so long to finish this project was that I really wasn't sure HOW to finish it. I didn't want to bind around all of those corners and I didn't want to cut off any other edges to make the sides straight. Finally I thought of a solution - I would appliqué the hexagons to a background fabric. After trying a few different ones, I decided on a Stonehenge light grey.
|My finished hexagons previewed on a grey background.|
|The hexagon templates.|
|Popping out the hexagon templates.|
|The templates have all been removed.|
|The back of the hexagons sprayed with 505 Spray.|
|Stitching the hexagons to the background.|
|Close-up of the quilting lines.|
|Straight line quilting with my walking foot.|
|The magic binding!|
|The finished hand pieced hexagon table runner.|