For some reason whenever I take my English Paper Piecing hexagons out I think of this Justin Timberlake song (may not be 100% SFW, depending on where you work ;) ) So yes after a winter hiatus I'm bringing Hexies back & there's a small giveaway of 1" hexagon templates too!
At the Fat Quarterly retreat last summer I caught the English Paper Piecing bug and made quite a few 'flowers' using 1.25" hexagon template. To me EPP'ing is typically a slow craft. The Hexagon flower project may take years to finish but that's ok. I have now started a smaller project (a pillow) with some of the 1" hexagon paper templates my friend Paloma sent me. Paloma has just started selling these in her shop and for a very fair price too: $2.50 per 100 templates.
Obviously I had to try Paloma's templates first before telling you about them and they work absolutely fine for me. They have 6 sides of equal length (which may sound obvious, but trust me: it isn't) and the paper is not too thin and not too thick. I know Paloma has quite a few templates in stock so why not treat yourself to a pack (or 2)? Other template sizes may be available in the future.
If you'd like a chance to win a pack of Paloma's 1" hexagon templates,
I'm going totally scrappy with my hexagon pillow, using small but cute scraps I saved from the bin. Some scraps are recent, some are years old. There is even a hexagon made from some of Zoe's old PJ pants! One pack of 100 templates is definitely enough to make a small to medium size pillow front. :)