Hi, again! So we left off yesterday with the hexagons pinned to the strips and we were about to tackle the Y Seams. These seams have a bad rap. They aren’t really hard and after the first one or two, you will be a pro. Keep your seam ripper handy just in case, but the worst that can happen is you pick out a stitch or two. Deep breath, ok?
Take the top of your hexagon with the two strips attached. If you would like, mark 1/4″ from the top point with a pin.
Then, sew from what will be the straight, outside edge toward the middle point
Now, flip your hexagon over and repeat from the other side
Repeat the Y Seam technique for the nine seams. Press the vertical seams OPEN. Otherwise you will have a strange, layered effect that breaks up the continuity of the chevrons. Once they are pressed, trim.
They should measure right around 4″ wide.
To assemble, line the hexagons up. I think it would look really cool with the hexagons in varied positions as well!
Trim your jagged edges. Mine measured about 21″ in length. Now, cut the last strip of essex linen into (2) 2.5″ x 21″ pieces and stitch to the two edges. Press those seams open and square on your cutting mat.
Voila! You have a pillow top. Now it’s time to baste and quilt as desired.
I really can’t wait to see these if anyone else makes one! I would love it if you’d post it in my little A Crafty Fox Flickr Group!!
If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and I’ll write back.
Thank you for reading