Modern Hexies + Handiwork fabric

Hi friends!

Wanted to pop in and share some progress on a fun hand sewing project I started over Labor day weekend. My friend Chen sent me some of Alison Glass new fabric called Handiwork and it was just asking for some hand sewing - so a Hexie Pillow it is!

Handiwork Modern Hexies

Alison’s new line will be available later this month at the end of September at your local quilt shop and online. She is currently also having a pre-sale if you want to get a head start on ordering for your stash. This stays with her classic saturated rainbow palette and is all things handwork! Alison was inspired by her grandmother’s crochet tablecloths, antique beaded handbags and embroidery designs.

I might add more hexagons to the pillow front than what the pattern calls for - its totally customizable so really filling in the front might make for some fantastic texture and color. I currently have the hexies all placed on a white board while I play with what combo and pattern I want to end up with.

Handiwork Modern Hexies
Handiwork Modern Hexies

I currently have the Hexie Pillow on sale for the rest of the week until Friday September 6th. Click on the link below for the PDF version or visit the shop for a printed version to add to your pattern collection!

This pattern is the basic instructions for all Modern Hexie projects.

Hexie Pillow PDF Pattern
7.50 10.00

Includes Bonus Hexie Flower Layout!

Modern Hexies is a faster version of traditional english paper piecing, but with a modern spin. This pattern gives you full instructions for a decorative pillow, but can also be used to create your own Modern Hexies project.

Video tutorial links included in PDF pattern sharing instructions and my favorite tricks.

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate

Finished Size: 19.5″ x 19.5″ square

Fabric Requirements:
-1 yard of fabric for pillow
-41 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares of fabric for hexies

PDF Delivery: A link to download the pattern will be emailed to you when the purchase is complete.

Please note this quilt pattern may not be produced for commercial resale. This pattern is for non-commercial use only. All rights reserved.

Share your creations on social media using #modernhexiepillow & #hexieflowerpillow



Hand Basting Hexies + Addition of Glue Stick

I have been utilizing a glue pen with my hand basting method I love. Adding a bit of glue to stick the paper piece to the fabric eliminated the need to use a straight pin and keeps it much more secure for hand basting. Pre-gluing a stack of these beforehand makes the process so much faster!

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Thanks for stopping by today friends! Please remember to share all of your Modern Hexie projects with me on social media by tagging me @modernhandcraft and using #modernhexies.

Nicole