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Patchwork Paper Templates
Hexagon Patchwork Demonstrations
Hexagon Patchwork Books
Ideas, patterns, tuition, guidance, video clips & lots more. Square, diamond, triangle and other shaped paper templates also available.
Please ask about cardboard hexagon shapes for other uses.
Patchwork Paper Templates
Save yourself the laborious chore of cutting your own paper templates.
With the help of customer feedback and special requests I now offer a range of over 30 different patchwork paper template packs. Over the years I have provided happy customers with their specific dimensions, quantities and shapes. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email me. I am always happy to help.
Special Offer 28 March 2014:
1000 hexagon paper templates comprising of 500 x 1/2" and 500 x 1" hexagons
£25.00 including post and packing to UK address.
Above left: One of the papers in the back has a postage
franking mark of 1857. This sample is made from silks, taffeta and
chintz. The hexagons measure 1/2" each side
Above right: The image shows newspaper paper templates circa 1835. The quilt belongs to one of my customers who kindly let me photograph the work. It is a testimony that with care hexagon patchwork can survive as a wonderful family heirloom. Interestingly the tacking was sewn through both the paper and fabric, the same method that I use today.
I created the piece above in the 1960's , when I was about 12 years old. The cotton fabrics are so obviously vintage. Note the reason NOT to sew your hexagons together with white thread. The hexagons measure 6/10ths of an inch each side.
I created the video clip above to demonstrate how to create hexagon patchwork. The basic method has not changed. See samples on this page.
Book: "Hexagon Patchwork - Pattern & Design" by Jackie Wills
Beautifully presented and self published book
by Jackie Wills. In general an informative book on hexagon patchwork,
based on over 25 years professional experience.
"The first lot were for my Mum , since then both myself & my sister (& her daughter) have been bitten by the bug....we're all at it now! Many thanks for your great product & excellent service - not to mention the lovely packaging"
"Excellent quick delivery, well packaged with lovely threads, good product"
Create hexagons using 80 or 90gsm paper
important note: technology does not guarantee the accuracy or size of hexagons after printing from this page, suggest use isometric paper or create hexagon using compass and protractor
or purchase hexagons from this website.
Re-cycling garment above. Cut seams, remove selvedge edges, work to the grain of the fabric - tear into strips, using hexagon as a guide, cut rectangles. Allow about 1cm seam allowance all around.
I would like to share hexagonal patchwork my Mother created out of recycled cotton/polyester fabrics. Some date back 40 years - each rosette is unique - its been washed countless times. Its cherished and enjoyed.
Telephone 44 (0)1803 690747 (UK)
Mobile 07737 37 4319
My aim is to dispatch items within 48 hours of receiving payment, excluding weekends. If I am away from studio for more than 72 hours a notice will appear on this page.Templates at a glance:
Ready Cut Patchwork Templates currently available. Happy to create custom orders for shapes/quantities not listed .
I started working professionally with textiles in 1984, specializing in patchwork, commissions, tuition, textiles and waistcoats. Addicted to sewing hexagons since 12 years old, 45 years later my enthusiasm is as curious and creative as ever.
Over the years I have heard the comment "Oh, I would love to do what you do but cannot be bothered to cut up all those fiddly papers………."
In 1993 I started selling ready cut paper templates online . This is a fast track start to your own heirloom quilt.
Reasons why sewing hexagon patchwork is so rewarding:
To relax / stress bust / loose time
For personal achievement
To create precious family heirloom
To recycle your fabrics and clothes
To start a social activity
To challenge your creativity
Easily transport your tin of prepared fabric, templates, needles, tacking cotton, quality thread and snippers.
Sew anywhere, traveling, commuting, on holiday, in front of the TV, whilst chatting to friends, whilst convalescing.
The Help Gallery page of this website will give you an introduction - please do take a look. I also strongly recommend that you check out my patchwork demonstrations on youtube > thejaxcollection.
Jackie Wills - Wild Swimming - River Dart - 2012