I don’t know about you but I’m a little bit scared to cut hexies on my own, and am not sure how to go about folding them from square. This looks like an ideal pre-cut to try!
As the name implies, hexagon pre-cuts are different sized hexagons cut by manufacturers. They are found under a variety of names such as Hexie, Hexagon and Honeycomb. Robert Kaufman Fabrics introduced them to the market in 2012, Kaufman’s “Hexie” is 4.75″ point-to-point and available in a variety of 42-piece Kona Solid Cottons. Moda has called theirs Honeycombs, which measure 6″ from point to point, 5¼” measured horizontally, and they include a plastic template with dots in each corner to use as a seam allowance guide. Pre cut hexies are usually sold in packs of 40 that include all fabrics found in a collection, or that compliment each other.
Benefits of Hexagon Pre-cuts ~
- Time saver for busy quilters, your cutting is done. No need to fold or paper piece.
- Economical because there is very little waste.
- There are many patterns new and old that use hexagons
- They match. They include one of every fabric in a collection, or a group of coordinating fabrics.
There are other pre-cuts you can buy, and you can read more about them here.