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Introduction to the 2024 Mystery Hexagon Quilt Sew Along

Updated: Jun 4

Welcome to another Jemima’s Creative Quilting Free Mystery Hexagon Quilt Sew Along!

As you know I love a Hexagon quilt and for this quilt I am going to use the fabrics of one of my favourite designers Lori Holt.

 

This 2024 Hexagon Quilt Sew Along, will be presented every 4 weeks to enable you to complete each part.

 

Part 1 will be available on Monday 26th February 2024 and a new part will be posted on the blog on a Monday every 4 weeks. These posts are available for you to view for free. 

 

There will be 10 Parts in total, with the last part about borders

 

Downloadable PDF

Once again I will have available a printable PDF version of each post that you can purchase and download immediately on the website for $2 per post. There will be a link at the end of each post.

 

Direct Email Service

We are again offering a direct to your email service of each post.

With this service you will be sent a PayPal invoice the day before the scheduled post.

You can then pay the invoice and your PDF will be emailed to you directly on the day of the post.

 As this method involves a lot more work on our end the cost per PDF is $2.50


This has been created especially for our International friends in Europe, but is available for everyone.

To sign up to this service send us an email using the contact us form with the subject Mystery PayPal service and we can set this up for you.


Quilt Size

You can make this quilt in any size hexagon as long as you use the same size hexagon throughout the entire quilt. We all have a favourite size we like to use and often already have lots of pre-cut papers.

The size of the quilt depends on the size of the Hexagon used.

The approximate finished size of the quilt without borders is listed for each hexagon size.

 

¾ inch Hexagons                   51 x 59 inches

1 inch Hexagons                    68 x 74.5 inches

1 ¼ inch Hexagons                85 x 93 inches

1 ½ inch Hexagons              102 x 112 inches


Hexagons

You will need approximately 2045 hexagons in total for the entire quilt, however you will be able to reuse the hexagons so you will only need enough to be on the outside edges. I like to have about 500 on hand so I can be selective on where I will pull out my papers to re-use.



Fabric Requirements and Fabric Choices

I have provided quantities based on my colours – Blue, Aqua, Gold, Pink, Green, Red, Navy and a Cream Background fabric.

 

Use your favourite fabric colours and create your own legend to replace my colours with your own.

 

I have created a guide for the Fabric Quantities for different size hexagons

The cutting guide is based on squares cut per 42 inch strip.  The squares per strip can be used as a guide only.  If you cut less Hexagons per strip you will need more fabric. If you cut larger squares than those in the chart you will also need more fabric.


fabric cutting chart

The fabric quantities represent the total fabric required for each colour, for example you will need 90cm of Cream fabric for ¾ inch Hexagons, the total which can be made up of scraps, fat 1/4's, 8 Fat 1/8's or meterage/yardage.


Helpful Requirements

english paper piecing supplies

 

  • Sewline Fabric Glue Pen with Refills if you prefer to glue baste your hexagons.

  • Sewing Needles - There are various needles and thread available for English Paper Piecing.

  • I prefer to use a Clover Black Gold No.9 needle - applique/sharps needle.

  • Thread - My favourite thread is the 60wt Bottomline Thread in a neutral colour. Wonderfil also have an 80wt thread which is now being used by EPP enthusiasts

  • Australian made Appleyard Cottage Finger Savers- leather dots that stick to your finger and act like a thimble to protect your fingers

  • Clover Dome Threader - A safe way to store pre-threaded needles, have a needle ready to go at all times

  • Clover Desk Needle Threader

  • Scissors- We love the Karen Kay Buckley scissors

  • Rotary Cutter- 28mm or 18mm Rotary cutter if using a Perspex Template to cut Fabric

  • Quilting clips or Magnetic Fabric Grips




Need any of these supplies? They can be found here.

We are always happy to help with supplies so please feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you can't find what you are looking for.


Post Notifications

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Social Media

Instagram

Don't forget to tag us #2024jcqmysterysal on Instagram


Facebook

This year we have a new Facebook Group

2024 Mystery Hexagon Sew Along

We would love for you to join the group and share your progress!

Join here




This introduction is available below as a free downloadable PDF to help with your preparations

Included is a blank Hexagon grid to help you plan your colours


Introduction 2024 Mystery Hexagon Quilt Sew Along
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I hope you join us and sew along!


Cheers Veronica

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