Vintage Linens: Piecing Together Hexagons; a Tutorial

What do you do with bits and pieces of vintage linens when you want to make hexagons that are bigger than your really cool little left over embroidery and lace scraps?

Here are about 35 pictures meant to be a tutorial with few words. But you know me by now and sometimes words are necessary.

After looking, if you still have questions, leave them in the comments section and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Example 1 of 3:

Lay the irregular piece onto a hexagon cut from your background fabric. I’m using bleached muslin.

Example 2 of 3:

Set your machine to stitch a tiny zig-zag and use a light weight (like an 80 weight) thread.

Example 3 of 3:

Like I said earlier, post your questions in the comments section, I’ll answer as soon as possible.

On another positive note, Fall is only a month and 1 day away!

Blessings and happy quilting,


23 thoughts on “Vintage Linens: Piecing Together Hexagons; a Tutorial

  1. Amazing.
    How did you think of the engineering necessary to make a scrap into a piece you want, w/o it looking like ….a scrap made out of desparatation to use iand make it fit???

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  2. I have new ideas from this post. I like how you add fabric to these pieces to make them look just right. How fun. Thank you making all these and showing all the pictures. I can hardly wait to see what you are doing with these.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration. I have been collecting embroidered pieces and including some pieces I’ve done myself but never finished and I plan to put them together into something. It’s fun to see how you prepare the pieces. Thanks!

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  4. I love these. Thanks Rhonda. In the last of the 3 examples would you applique the 3 pieces onto a backing fabric and then use a decorative stitch on the edges?

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    1. When I return home this evening, I will post a picture of the 3 60°diamond sewn together, I’m glad you asked the question because I neglected to include those pictures! Thank you!


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