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Pieced Hexies

Beyond English Paper Piecing

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Pieced Hexies
Join Mickey Depre for a contemporary twist on English paper piecing. Learn to create a myriad of dimensional block designs from one simple hexagon.

Mickey Depre brings a new twist to a traditional technique in Pieced Hexies: Beyond English Paper Piecing. Learn how Mickey pieces small squares, which are then applied to a paper hexagon template. In addition to the blocks taught in class, you'll receive three bonus designs (a $12 value) FREE: Mickey's hexie design "Sparkle," the exclusive "Craftsy Star," and a brand-new quilt pattern called "Shimmer Star" that will incorporate your newly-acquired hexie skills! Creating pieced hexies is a mix of machine and hand sewing. Start them in your sewing room and bring them with you to the couch, vacation, or your long wait at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Arrange multiple hexies in a variety of ways to create stunning results with the same pieced hexie design.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Mickey Depre

  • Meet your instructor, Mickey Depre, and discover what you'll learn over the course of this class, including the tools and supplies you'll need, how to whipstitch a rosette, and what pieced hexies are.


Lesson 2. The Paddle Hexie Design

  • Learn how to cut, sew and press a small quilt block that you'll cover with a paper hexie. Mickey walks you through each step, and includes downloadable instructions and an alignment guide that will help you achieve the perfect hexie.


Lesson 3. Paddle Rosette Variations

  • Build on your skills from the prior lesson as Mickey demonstrates six variations on the Paddle rosette design in two different colorways. You will be able to translate these variations into any combination and colorway of your choice!


Lesson 4. The Rototiller Hexie Design

  • Move on to the Rototiller design with up-close instruction on how to cut, piece and align your hexie. Mickey also offers step-by-step tips on how to sew and measure to achieve the best results.


Lesson 5. Rototiller Rosette Variations

  • Using the Rototiller design from the previous lesson, Mickey illustrates seven variations you can create with ease. You'll love the bright geometric patterns you can create in any colorway, giving your quilts a sense of movement and whimsy.


Lesson 6. Paddle & Rototiller Design Play

  • Using three Paddle pieces and three Rototiller pieces, Mickey shows you how you can combine your designs to achieve gorgeous results. You'll love playing with various shapes, patterns and colors as you mix dark and light pieces in dozens of variations.


Lesson 7. Fabric Selection

  • Infuse even more fun into your designs with printed fabrics! Mickey encourages you to use any fabric of your heart's desire, while explaining how to take scale into consideration to achieve the best aesthetic. You'll also learn how to mix and match colors in ways that will highlight your beautiful new hexie designs.

"This was my first class on Craftsy and I was very pleased. It was exactly what I needed to understand the technique and to see the examples of some of the options. I think Mickey Depre is a very good teacher and she presented the information for this class in a clear and concise manner. It is very easy to find the information in this class the way it is split into lessons and easy to find the portions I might want to see again. The materials for the instructions and bonus patterns are very useful."
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