Welcome to Part 12, the final part of our 2021 Mystery Hexagon Quilt!
With Part 11 completed your Hexagon Quilt Top is done.
What to do next?
If you are happy with the size of your quilt you can leave the quilt as it is and quilt it.
Once quilted you can then decide whether to trim the quilt edges straight and bind or bind all the angled edges
If you would like to make your quilt larger you have a couple of options for adding borders
Border Option 1
Trim your quilt on all sides to make a rectangular quilt. How much you trim is up to you.
Before trimming remove all papers and open up all seam allowances on the outside hexagons.
Measure your quilt and add the appropriate size borders depending on your hexagon size.
You can add as many borders as you like.
Border Option 2
Applique the quilt top onto a border. This method maintains all the angled shapes of the quilt.
It also allows you to add additional borders if required.
Press the edges of the quilt with a spray starch. Then remove all papers, leaving the edges turned under all the way around. This ensures the turned under edges remain crisp for easy applique.
Glue baste quilt to the border before stitching.
Thank you for joining us from all parts of the world, the English Paper Piecing community is a vast community of creative and supportive people and we hope you have enjoyed sewing along with us!
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Take care, happy EPP sewing!