Make a table mat with hexagons and precuts. This is the perfect project for precut leftovers.
• 7 (5") squares total light and
dark brown batiks
• 7 (11/2" x 42") strips total light and
dark brown batiks
• 1/2 yard brown batik
• Backing to size
• Batting to size
• Brown all-purpose thread • Template material
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
From 5" batik squares:
• Prepare a template for the A hexagon using the pattern given. Cut as directed from the 5" batik squares.
From 11/2" batik strips:
• Cut each strip into 6 (11/2" x 43/4")
From brown batik:
• Prepare 21/4" bias binding strips to
COMPLETING THE HEXAGON BLOCKS
1. To make one Hexagon block, select one dark A hexagon and six light matching B strips.
2. Place a B strip right sides together on one side of A, extending the left end at least 1¾" as shown in Figure 1. 3. Start stitching at least 1" from the left end of the A hexagon to create a partial seam as shown in Figure 2. 4. Press the B strip to the right side and trim the short end even with A as shown in Figure 3.
5. Add a second B strip to A referring to Figure 4; press and trim excess B even with A on each end. 6. Continue to add B strips to A in a counterclockwise direction, trimming and pressing after each addition, until you have added a strip to each side. Now finish the partial seam. Press and trim excess at the end of the partial seam if necessary to complete one Hexagon block. 7. Repeat steps 1–6 to complete a total of 7 Hexagon blocks.
COMPLETING THE TABLE MAT
1. Join the hexagon blocks on ends to make two rows with two blocks and one row with three blocks, stopping stitching 1/4" from ends as shown in Figure 5. 2. Join the rows, stitching from the ends of the stopped seam allowances to make set-in seams. Sew seams at edges all the way to the end of the pieces.
3. Layer, quilt and bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.