Hi Sizzix friends, Nicole here today from Modern Handcraft with a project featuring my favorite shape - Half-Hexagon Coaster Set!
This project is perfect for the warmer months to help absorb the moisture from your iced drinks.
Begin by cutting your two fat quarters into 3" x 6" rectangles. You will have 12 of each fabric - feel free to make this a fun scrappy project by raiding your scrap bin.
At your sewing machine, using a 1/4" seam allowance, take two of your half-hexagon shapes - right sides facing together - and sew along the flat side.
Press open your seams, continue with the remaining hexagon shapes by combining two different fabrics or keep them the same on both sides for a solid look.
You will now have a total of 12 hexagon pieces.
Take a piece of cotton quilt batting, scraps left over from other projects work so well for this, and cut around the hexagon. You will need a total of 6 hexagon batting pieces.
Make a fabric stack: batting - and two half-hexagons right sides facing on top. Pin in place.
Sew around the perimeter of your hexagon using a 1/4" seam allowance. Make sure to leave a small opening, roughly the size of a hexagon side to turn your project right side out. I like to make sure to start and stop a little in on the open side to make sure that when turning right side out I will not lose my sharp corners.
Turn your hexagon right side out and poke out corners. Fold in open edges and press with a hot iron to make sewing the opening closed a little easier. Also, pin closed if it is helpful while sewing.
Sew around the perimeter just inside the outside edges for a nice finish and to sew the open area closed. You are finished!
Using a fun beer bottle cap print and a coordinating solid these will make a fun Father's Day gift along with a 6-pack of beer.
2 fat quarters of fabric
Sewing machine and notions