Hexagon Templates for Sewing a Hexie Quilt – 2 Inch, 2 1/2 Inch, and Three Inch Patterns

Hi friends!

A few days ago, I published a post about sewing scrappy hexagons. To supplement that tutorial, I provided a few sizes of templates for you to easily print off. Click on the hexagon images at the bottom of this post for a two inch, two and a half inch, or three inch template.

Keep in mind that every printer prints a bit differently. Be sure to print in full scale, and hopefully they’ll come close to true size.

1. I also highly recommend printing on card stock. For those of you who print on simple computer paper, let me know your trick. I was too frustrated at the flimsy paper and resorted to card stock.

2. Be sure to punch a hole in each hexagon before using it. The hole will make them easier to remove once your quilt is pieced.

Click here for a template with two inch hexies.

Click here for a template with two and a half inch hexies.

Click here for a template with three inch hexies.

Hopefully those templates make for some fun sewing for you!

6 thoughts on “Hexagon Templates for Sewing a Hexie Quilt – 2 Inch, 2 1/2 Inch, and Three Inch Patterns

  1. Hi Kelli, I haven’t done hexies before but would like to try it on a vacation coming up. I cut out a bunch of 2 inch hexies and went looking for a paper template to sew around. Hence, your website😊. However, your smallest template is 2 inches, so I actually need a smaller one, correct? Are the seam allowances 1/4 inch on hexies? Would I need a paper piece that is 1.5 inches across? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey there Sarah Lynn, if you already cut fabric down to two inches, yes, you’ll need a hexagon template smaller than my two inch ones. Check out this post and look at the sixth picture down: http://www.thewillowmarket.com/how-to-sew-a-scrappy-hexagon-block-for-quilting/

      You will see that your fabric scraps need to be a bit larger than the hexagon.

      Does that answer your questions?

      Ask away if something wasn’t clear, and I’ll try to explain more. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Haven’t done any yet, but your statement, “The hole will make them easier to remove once your quilt I pieced.” Sounds like you sew through the template, common sense tells me this isn’t so, but could you explain more fully? Thank you – looking forward to having handwork to do while watching the tube with my husband.

    1. Hi Betty, good question. Once you are ready to sew some hexies together, lay them right sides together and use a whip stitch down one side to sew them to each other. You are correct that you don’t sew through the template. The whip stitch should only go through a very small length of the fabric of each hexie…just one or two fibers.

      The hole allows you to use tweezers to simply pull the template out, but the hole is not completely necessary. I’m sure some quilters don’t take the time to punch the hole.

      Hopefully I’ll get another tutorial up soon for sewing the hexies together…I just haven’t gotten that far with my scrappy ones. 🙂

      Let me know if you have other questions!

    1. Hi Sharon. So sorry about the trouble you are having! Would you like me to send them to you via email? I can attach them as jpegs. Maybe when you are printing ensure you have everything set to print to full scale. Possibly your margins are a bit different than my printer and the hexies are getting cut off??

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