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  • SharpsNSnips commented on jessyratfink's instructable hexagon piecing tutorial3 years ago
    hexagon piecing tutorial

    Josephine, the fabric needs to be 1/4 inch larger on all sides. If you start with a hexagon paper template that is 1 3/4 at its widest, your fabric needs to be at least 2 1/4 inches.Anything less than 1/4 inch is likely to fray and release the stitches after handling or washing. I've had it happen to me and it's awful to lose all that work. I'd suggest cutting new fabric to allow for a larger , more durable seam allowance. If you're really married to your fabric, you could also order a set of smaller hexagon paper pieces at http://www.paperpieces.com/shop/Hexagons--Variatio...

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