Today I wanted to quickly finish what I started yesterday and show you all what I made with the Hexagons that I cut out.
This is a Hexi mug-rug.
I cut out 6 strips of fabrics:
2" x 5"
The first piece is attached at top.
The first piece is opened and then you cut off the excess in line with the side of the hexi. Leave the other side for now.
Going in a clockwise direction, add the next piece, open, cut off excess along the hexi line and then along the line of first added piece.
Third piece's turn. Same as before.
Here you can see my best piece of technology - a sticky note bundle. It sits along the 1/4" line and I line up my fabric against it as a guide on my seams.
Trim again against the hexi line and the outside added piece line.
This is the 5th piece to be added. Hold the first piece added out of the way, add piece, open and trim as all the rest.
Now back to the 1st piece. Bend it out over the 5th added piece and then continue the seam that was started in the beginning.
Trim the sides.
Here is the result = a cute hexi with braided edges.
Sides are still 1/2 measurement of the diameter and angles are still all 60 deg.
(I know because I measured them ...)
Thing 1 and Thing 2 really work!!
I cut another hexi and a batting to size and then seamed all around 5 of the edges, turned it out and then seamed it up and went around the edges.
It didn't need to look fancy - this was my prototype.....
Great for an interesting looking mug-rug.