Creative Grids adds a new Template to the Family

Wait until you get your hot little hands on this one!  In fact, it just arrived in the warehouse Friday so if you order it today, you will be the first ones to have it in your shop.  You will love it!

This 8 1/2″ hexagon can be used to cut 2 1/2″ to 8 1/2″ hexagons – and every even size in between.  There are holes drilled at each corner so you can mark the seam lines.  AND, there are markings so you can cut half hexagons and the 120 degree pieces needed to finish the outside edges.

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Item #CGRJAW4  Retail $24.95

But that is just the beginning!  This hexagon has markings so that it can be used just like Jean Ann Wright’t other top selling templates – the Log Cabin and Pineapple trim tools!

That’s right!  You can cut a 2 1/2″; 4 1/2″; or 6 1/2″ hexagon and add strips to the outside edges just like a log cabin.  Hexies just became a lot more fun!  Look how easy this is….

In this case, I cut a 2 1/2″ hexagon using the markings on the ruler and added turquoise strips to alternate sides.

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Then sew black strips to the other three sides.  Don’t bother to trim off the blue points.  Just sew a straight seam right over them.

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Place the “Round One” hexagon over the center and trim all six sides.

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Add another round of lights and darks and trim again to create a 6 1/2″ hex.

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Add the final round to create an 8 1/2″ hex.

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Here is another colorway….

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What design potential~  combine any pieced hexies with plain ones – or try some of the following:

In this case, start with a 4 1/2″ hexie and add two rounds…

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Start with a 6 1/2″ hexie and add one round…

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Or, add a twist….by sewing a partial seam…

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To get you started, we already have three Cut Loose Press patterns – and there are more to come in just a few short weeks.

In Hexie Confetti, the hexagons are pieced like above with half hexies and 120 degree angles.  Start with the basic concept.

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In Hava a Cup of Hexie, Jean Ann fussy cut elements of a design for this cute and colorful table runner or wall hanging.

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In Muggy Ruggy, Margaret Travis creates a coaster using the “twist”.
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