Monday, November 9, 2015

5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial

Need a fast handmade gift this holiday season? Here is one sure to please everyone on your gift giving list - the 5 Minute Hexie Coaster!

5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
These are so fast and fun to make, so I thought I'd share a tutorial with you today.

5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
You'll need one Honeycomb precut in your favorite fabrics, plus 2 additional hexies cut from yardage to make 6 coasters.

Each coaster uses 7 hexies - one for the back and 6 for the front.  Press the 6 front hexies in half, folding at the points.
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Place the backing hexie right side up. Layer one of the folded hexies on top, lining up the edges. Hexie 1 on backing:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Working clockwise (or counter clockwise, it doesn't matter which direction as long as you continue working in the same direction around the hexie), continue layering the folded hexies around the backing hexie. Hexie 2:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Hexie 3:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Hexie 4:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Hexie 5:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Hexie 6:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Holding the corner of the last hexie placed, lift the corners of the last two hexies and bring the corners from the first two hexies to the top.
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

The coaster should have this pie-shaped look:
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Sew around the stack of hexies using a 1/4" seam, pivoting and turning at each corner. Pin to hold the hexies in place if desired.
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Trim the corners, then turn the hexie inside out. Press. Top stitch 1/4" around the coaster if desired. I liked the look without topstitching.
5 Minute Hexie Coasters Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Add a cute mug with packages of hot chocolate or cider mix and you have a quick and cute gift!

~Sharla