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Happy Hexagons


If you've been around here for more than a post or two, you might have noticed that I have a thing for English paper piecing. Hexagons are a favorite, and I don't see that going away any time soon.

When I'm making projects, I use 1-inch hexagons the most and having a common size means I can make the individual hexies and keep the around...then use them when needed. It also helps that I have a Fiskars punch that I can use to easily cut out the templates.

But then this happened.

Happy faces found while English paper piecing

I was recycling some card stock (this is a pentagon from my 50 States Stitching Club) and one of the templates happened to have this. I was immediately smitten by the happy face peeking out at me!

Since then, I've been thinking about how I needed some happy hexagons. When I spotted an easy hexagon cutting guide, I knew that the smiling shapes were going to happen and I was going to share them with you.

Happy Hexagons

Download the Happy Hexagons

To use these, print them on card stock and grab your scissors.

Happy Hexagons

Cut them into three strips, then cut the hexagons straight across, and finally trim off the angles pieces. No awkward angles to cut...just easy straight cuts.

Happy Hexagons

When you form your hexagons, they'll smile at you as you work! How do you not love that?

I'll still be using my hexagon punch for bulk templates, but I'll be mixing these in for fun surprise bits of personality. After all...hexies are better with faces!

30 comments:

  1. Hi! I've never done EPP or worked with Hexies so I have an extremely basic question: don't you remove the paper when you're done sewing? If so, isn't card stock hard to remove? Thanks for your insight!

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    1. Yes! You do remove the paper when you're done. The card stock is easy to remove, and I like that is doesn't crumple when you take them out. It means that they are more reusable. Plus, the card stock helps make better edges, I think...you don't risk folding the paper as you fold the fabric over.

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  2. Brilliant!! Sooo cute- all the more reason to start EPP'ing!!!
    Thanks again, Mollie- You are wonderful!!

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  3. I didn't even realize these were missing from my life, but I obviously do need them. lol So sweet. :)

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  4. I know that fabric Mollie!!! Hee hee!!

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  5. That's sooo funny and cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Will definitely be using these for my next hexie project!! Thank you! :D

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  7. Now you know I love these, right!?! >.<

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  8. Thanks for the template. Do we cut about a 1/4' bigger than the template?

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    1. Yes, I usually cut the fabric about 1/4"larger than the template, and sometimes as large as 3/8".

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  9. Blissful! thank you - thank you thank you!!

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  10. Mollie, your hexie template is so adorable it makes me want to EPP!!!!

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  11. Thanx Mollie,,,,You made making hexies even more fun than what they are already!!

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  12. These are deliciously adorable. Now you need to design one that has an "o" mouth for the hole punch. A singing hexagon, perhaps.

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  13. These are so cute! I've been wanting to try EPP, I'll have to use these when I finally do! :)

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  14. AHH!! These are so cute! When I finally get around to trying this, I'm SO HAPPY that I will have that signature cute face smiling back at me (it *does* help, you know)
    -karrie

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  15. So cute!!! Thanks!

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  16. How sweet! A wonderful discovery and call to action!!! Thx!

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  17. You are absolutely the cutest thing around. I love coming to your blog and seeing such happy things going on. Thank you for your willingness to share with us.

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  18. Everything's better with smiley faces, but I wouldn't've thought about doing this! You really are a brilliant inspiration

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  19. Mollie, my kids were looking over my shoulder when I checked your blog, and they said, "She puts smiley faces on EVERYTHING!" They totally agree that smiley faces are a good thing :-)

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  20. They are wonderful and a fantastic idea. Finding a happy hexie while working away must only cheer and make you smile back at it. :)

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  21. Oh my you have taken hexi love to a whole new dimension.

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  22. Fabulous and so cute. Thanks! X

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  23. I went and copied these most adorable cutest little pieces of Heaven today. My large Fiskar's Hexi punch if I am careful will punch these little babies right out for you! I am in love love love. Thank you so much for sharing with us. What's next after the 50 states club?
    Hugs to you,
    Vicki
    stardesertnight@yahoo.com

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    1. I didn't try my punch yet, but I wondered...now I'll have to try that! And after the 50 States? Oh boy...I have no idea!

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  24. Thanks, they're super cute! If you hold them upside down, they look like they're pouting. Still cute.

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  25. Dear Mollie....thanks so much for your happy hexies! I used one just now to make your PSL pin! I will be back to share a photo of it on the PSL pin post, but need to give it as a gift before posting! Having your hexie pattern just made it so much more the happier of a project! Thanks a bunch! Happy fall 2014!
    Julie

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  26. Thank you very much for the template. It has been such a blessing! It inspired me to get started on my own hexagon quilt, I'm about 50% done now. Only another year or two to go... LOL

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