0.5 inch Hexagons 60°
Print on fabric for Grandmother’s Flower Garden and other designs instead of using hexagon templates or other traditional methods.
Sew by hand with a running stitch (recommended) or English Paper Piecing (EPP).
Less prep, more precise, more portable, faster to finish!
These small 0.5-inch Hexagons are fun in traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GFG). When you sew by hand with a running stitch, each seam is just one or two loads of the needle.
No templates, no basting—unless you want to baste. On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPE COLLECTION 24.2 MB + HEXAGON QUILT DESIGN BOOK
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This shape collection PDF includes hexagons with 0.5-inch sides (1 inch across from point to point). I also include both halves, quarters, and thirds to add many more design options.
There are also two bonus shapes, just for good measure.
Several other sizes are available, as shown in the Index of Shapes.
Features of the 0.5-inch Hexagons Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
& More Good Things about Inklingo Hexagons
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- partial hexagons increase your design options and allow you to finish with a straight edge
- optional scissors layouts to save fabric
- ideal for fussy cutting and scrap quilts
- complimentary Hexagon Quilt Design Book with worksheets and everything you need to know to design and sew a hexagon quilt. (PDF, 70 pages) You might want to get it first. (tab)
Bonus pattern for place mat with instructions and quilting design to print on the center panel.
Hexagons are not just for quilters who enjoy English Paper Piecing (EPP) anymore!
It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch. There are TWO methods of fussy cutting.
Love the lines, Quilt more!
Get the Design Book first?
There is no charge for the Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book (PDF, 70 pages) when you buy related shapes.
Some quilters like to buy the design book first to see the instructions and decide which size they prefer.
3 ways to get the design book free!
- When you buy related shapes, I manually add the design book to your account as soon as I see your order.
- If you buy the design book first (on sale for $10), when you buy related shapes in the next 60 days, I manually refund $10 as soon as I see your order.
- If you buy the shapes and the design book on one order, I manually refund $10 as soon as I see your order, so the design book is still free.
For Monkey's Fans
Monkey has been a hand piecing snob ever since our Dear Jane and Quilted Diamonds days and he loves this size.
Pat (verified owner) –
These cute little hexagons just make you smile. They make a great take a long project or while watching TV. Fast quick and perfect.
Charlsey (verified owner) –
Hexagon shapes is not something I was willing to tackle in my quilting projects until Inklingo. Printing the stitching lines on the fabric eliminates paper and templates. Inklingo has enabled me to accomplish projects that were beyond my quilting abilities. Before I start a new project, I always check to see if it is “Inklingo~able”.
Emily (verified owner) –
If 3″ finished hexagons are Candied Hexagons, these little jems must be M&M hexagons- and are every bit as addictive! The optimum page size prints 35 hexagons at a time! Since they only take a single needle full of thread to stitch each side, these tiny hexagons piece quickly. Beware this collection, once you start playing with these bitty hexagons, you may never go back to bigger patches!
Barb (verified owner) –
Never in my life did I believe I would ever want to piece 1/2″ hexagons. My friends all think I’m crazy! But Inklingo makes it so easy with no basting, no little papers to worry about, no whip stitching! Just a simple running stitch. One needleful and you’re ready to turn a corner and add another piece. It’s magic! And Linda has made it all simple and achievable. Love it!
Lynda Lois (verified owner) –
I have accomplished so much in a year because of the ease and accuracy of Inklingo. I am handpiecing the Insanity Quilt which has over 11,000 pieces. With Inklingo I have all of my 1/2 inch size hexagons printed and ready to cut and then sew. I know that this will be an on going project because of the size of the finished quilt and the small size of the hexagons. But the ease of piecing these small hexagons by hand is so accurate and perfect because of Inklingo. Because of the way Inklingo prints the hexagons on the back side of the fabric they are ready to cut out immediately and ready to piece without having to mark anything. Everything is already marked with match marks. Inklingo is wonderful and Linda has such detailed instruction and help with all of her Inklingo downloads. I think this is a great product and once you use one of her downloads you will be looking for more!
Bruce (verified owner) –
The 0.5 Hexagon is a life saver. I am working on a quilt with over 10,000 hexagons in it. Without this program I never would have attempted it. I would still be cutting out hexagons. I am not a big fan of English Paper Piecing but this program allows me to piece things I never would have tried before. Thank you Linda and Monkey.
Linda D (verified owner) –
I am absolutely obsessed with these little hexagons. I just finished a quilt with 11,152 hexagons in it. If you like hand piecing you will love working with these little half inch hexagons.
Joan (verified owner) –
It is fabulous to be able to cut these small shapes out with Inklingo. I have an insanity quilt all printed out and cut and ready to sew…It is all there just waiting for me. I have completed about 50 of the diamonds…so easy to put together…all the background shapes are cut out too…the whole quilt did not take long to print and cut…and I know I wont run out of fabric either. I would never have done this without the ease of Inklingo.
Peggy S (verified owner) –
I love this program too.It is so easy to use and really easy to get lots of hexagons at at once.I am really enjoying this program.
Pam (verified owner) –
I was so pleased when this collection was available.
It has enabled me to print small hexagons for intricate designs so quickly, designs that I would not have attempted otherwise because of the size of the hexagons and the numbers involved. A great buy.