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

The work of Jackie Wills. Video Introduction 

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 offers

including:

1000 hexagon paper templates comprising of 500 x 1/2" and 500 x 1" hexagons

£25.00 including post and packing to UK address.

Special Offers

 

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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:

"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"


Fast Track Start - Thifty Method

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. 

Tack paper hexagon to paper as shown above then sew hexagons together/
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.    

  

 

  

Contact:

thejaxcollection@gmail.com

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.


Price List

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  

http://www.youtube.com/thejaxcollection

 

Above detail of "The Happiness Quilt" (1988) by Jackie Wills. Total 3423 hand sewn chintz hexagons.

 

 



  Jackie Wills - Wild Swimming - River Dart - 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above Miniature Fibonacci Patchwork - see video clips:

Patchwork Video Clips by Jackie Wills 

http://uk.pinterest.com/waistcoats/


Hexagon Quick Shop