This is a great way to practise free machine quilting. It uses 2 hexagons of cotton fabric and a hexagon of batting.
- Cut out a hexagon of the fabric for the inside of the piece.
- Cut out a larger hexagon for the outside.
- Cut out a piece of wadding the same size as the inner fabric.
- Layer the Outside, the wadding and the inside. Pin together.
- With a darning foot on the sewing nachine and the feed dogs dropped, free machine all over the inner fabric.
- Fold the outer fabric over the wadding and inner fabric and press with an iron.
- Put the feed dogs up and change to a walking foot if you have one, or a standard foot. Using either zig-zag or a fancy stitch, sew the outer edge down. The stitches cover the raw edge of the fabric.
- For each of the corners, fold the hexagon and draw a sewing line with chalk. Sew up and down the line with a straight stitch.