Jackie Wills specializes in:
Ready Cut Patchwork Paper Templates
Book: Hexagon Patchwork Pattern and Design
Hexagon video clips & lots more. Square, diamond, triangle and other shapes.
Please ask about freezer paper or cardboard hexagon shapes for other uses.
Patchwork Paper Templates
Save yourself the laborious chore of cutting your own paper templates.
News 6 October 2014:
I am in the process of creating a new website which will run alongside this website. It is mobile phone compatible and has icon links to social media connected with my work. Both websites will remain for the foreseeable future. If you feel inclined take a peep and tell me what you think! www.patchworktemplates.co.uk
£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 inch each side.
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.
Feedback received October 2014
"Parcel of hexagons etc arrived this morning. It's all FAB! Thank you very much, and for sending it so quickly. I'm so excited about getting started with the patchworks - it's a new venture! Which makes the instruction leaflet and the sample especially welcome and thoughtful. Also looking forward to having a look at the demos on YouTube.
Once again - many thanks, and I shall return for more"
"Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of my order and the lovely way it was wrapped. I will certainly recommend you to my sewing friends.
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. Templates cut using 90 gsm paper.
Jackie Wills started working professionally with textiles in 1984, particularly patchwork, commissions, tuition, textiles and waistcoats. Addicted to sewing hexagons for more than 45 years. Enthusiasm is as curious and creative as ever.
The comment "Oh, I would love to do what you do but cannot be bothered to cut up all those fiddly papers………." heard so many times over the years.
In 1993 I started selling ready cut paper templates online . This is a fast track start to your own heirloom quilt.
Click link below for quick view UK price list and information.
August 2014 - Price increase 1cm, 1/4", 2cm and miniature long hexagons, this is not shown in brochure. No price increase for other sizes.
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.
Recommend check out my patchwork demonstrations on youtube
Above detail of "The Happiness Quilt" (1988) by Jackie Wills. Total 3423 hand sewn chintz hexagons.
Jackie Wills - Wild Swimming - River Dart - 2012