1 inch Hexagons 60° PDF

(16 customer reviews)


Print on fabric for Grandmother’s Flower Garden and other designs instead of using 1-inch hexagon templates or other traditional methods.

Sew by hand with a running stitch (recommended) or English Paper Piecing.

Less prep, more precise, more portable, faster to finish!

ISBN: 978-1-926770-10-9 SKU: 60HEX1 Listed under: , ,


1-inch Hexagons might be the most popular size for Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GFG). When you sew by hand with a running stitch, each seam is just two or three 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.

System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.

print 1-inch hexagons on fabric

This shape collection PDF includes hexagons with 1-inch sides (2 inches across from point to point). I also include both halves, quarters, and thirds for even more design options.

Several other sizes are available, as shown in the Index of Shapes.

dimensions of hexagon flower with 1-inch hexagons

Features of the 1-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)

row of hexagon flowers for border

& 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 (PDF, 70 pages) with worksheets and everything you need to know to design and sew a hexagon quilt (You might want to get it first, as described under the tab above.)

This size is ideal for 300 Pieced Hexagon designs, especially when you add diamond and hexagon shape collections in compatible sizes.

Print hexagons on fabric or on paper for templates

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 (TWO methods of fussy cutting) and sew with a running stitch.

Print 1 inch hexagons on fabric

See the other reviews too! (Tab above.)

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!

  1. When you buy related shapes, I manually add the design book to your account as soon as I see your order.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Quilters Like You

Hexagon flowers by Gina Elias with Inklingo

These are Gina Elias’s flowers. She wrote, “I am using 1″ Inklingo hexagons. These are so addicting! I make the flowers at ball games, on the go, you name it. Then I put a few rows together during down time at home. I can’t believe how quick hand piecing can be! I kind of have ADD when it comes to sticking with quilting projects, but I’ve been working on this one for a month and am still going strong. Fun, fun, fun!”

Thank you for inspiring us, Gina!

Hexagon Windmills by Cathi at Quilt Obsession with Inklingo

Cathi in Toronto made Cameron’s Windmills with this Shape Collection. Cathi’s blog, Quilt Obsession, is an inspiration to all of us. Cathi also wrote the free pattern for Emma’s Butterfly Stars, which she made for Cameron’s big sister.

Inklingo Hexagon Quilt by Elisabeth in Switzerland

Isn’t this a stunning quilt? Elisabeth added a pretty pink diamond path around the hexagon flowers. (1 inch 60° Diamond plus Hexagons). This is her first Inklingo quilt.

“I started Mid of November and it was a great experience with Inklingo.” – Elisabeth in Switzerland

Thank you, Elisabeth, for sharing this photo to inspire everyone!

16 reviews for 1 inch Hexagons 60° PDF

  1. Karen (verified owner)

    I love this! printing the hexagons out on fabric and hand piecing is so relaxing, the fabric is flexible unlike EPP, the stitches do not show and it is just so easy! the hexagon quilt that I am making is the 3rd using the Inklingo method – I’m sold on it and recommend it to others all the time and give little demo’s at my informal quilt groups that I belong to.

  2. Terri (verified owner)

    I bought the hexagon shape and it was just what I needed. It made the cutting and piecing of the baby quilt I am doing for my first granddaughter a snap. I have told all the quilters I know about the Inklingo website. Thanks so much for making my quilting life easier.

  3. Sharon (verified owner)

    I was looking for a hand sewing project to work on while traveling. I was going to use templates until I found this product reviewed on a blog. Using Inklingo allows me to sew hexagons more quickly and accurately than templates!

  4. Valerie (verified owner)

    Hexagons–let me see. Pay money (I could use for fabric) on paper pieces or spend time drawing and cutting pieces myself, cut fabric, center paper on cut fabric, fold and baste fabric around paper, stitch, remove paper pieces from each hexagon. OR print shapes on fabric, cut fabric, and stitch. No contest! Thank you Inklingo.

  5. Wendy (verified owner)

    This is my favourite collection, because it’s my most used one. It has helped me get back to working on a 10 year GFG quilt that I started with paper templates. So before you start your next GFG quilt here is a tip – Recycle those paper templates and get Inklingo! You won’t regret it!

  6. Cathi (verified owner)

    The shapes in this collection give one a lot of options! One of those options is a tessellating design made with the “other half” hexagon. Using Inklingo to print the shapes makes it so much fun — much more fun and much quicker than other methods!

  7. Jillian (verified owner)

    This is the collection that turned me into a hex-aholic… ;} I was not interested in paper piecing, especially when many projects are then also appliqued onto a backing fabric. A lot of double and triple work in my opinion. With Inklingo it’s just sewing a running stitch next to a line, with matching marks that make a project PERFECT. People who have seen my 1-inch hex Inklingo project are amazed at the precision of each hex. Can’t loose with Inklingo!

  8. Kari L (verified owner)

    I never would have tried a Grandmother’s Flower Garden if it hadn’t been for Inklingo. This is a great tool and it helped me create a reproduction flower garden quilt of well over 1500 hexagons! It’s made quilting the quilt easier too since the seams lay flat on the back. Now it’s time for another!

  9. Julie (verified owner)

    I love Linda, Monkey and Inklingo! I’ve been piecing a hexagon quilt by hand, painstakingly cutting the fabric before marking sewing lines on each and every hexagon. It was getting realy depressing until I discovered Inklingo.

    With the printer you already own you can get loads of hexagons with both the cutting and sewing lines and match marks to help you line up longer seams.

    You can use yardage, fat quarters, charm squares and jelly rolls.

    I know i will never sew another project unless i can Inklingo it.

  10. Theresa (verified owner)

    I’m piecing together a Grandmother’s Flower Garden using this collection and would have given up long ago if I had been using papers as Inklingo saves so much time. I’m enjoying it so much that I bought the 1″ diamond collection so that I can add a diamond path as well.

  11. Marianne (verified owner)

    I started a large quilt with 1 inch hexagons several years ago, but hated having to draw stitching lines on each piece. I am now finishing the quilt with Inklingo, and cringe when I have to use a previously cut hex with no lines…Give me Inklingo any day, thank you.

  12. Marilyn (verified owner)

    Wonderful product – it eliminates so much of the time spent on paper piecing of hexagons. The support on to questions in email and on the yahoo group from Linda is fantastic!

  13. Joan (verified owner)

    These are so easy to put together and sew. I have many of these ones printed cut and ready. Linda has such a great video on this and it really has plenty in there to whet your appetite 🙂 My 1″ hexagons are ready to go, and I have joined the One Flower Wednesdays group online, which encourages me to keep going in between other sewing.

  14. PeggyS (verified owner)

    I recommend this program to anyone who wants to make a hexagon quilt.I love this program too.It is so worth the money.

  15. Peggy (verified owner)

    I had always wanted to make a hexagon quilt but the work involved with English Paper Piecing discouraged me. Hexagons made the Inklingo way appealed to me both with the ease of preparation and accuracy of construction. By the way, my quilt won a ribbon at my local quilt show. I’m sold on Inklingo.

  16. Charlsey (verified owner)

    I replicated an antique quilt using the hexagons. I hand pieced 2,853 hexagons. Something I never would have attempted without Inklingo. This technique gives you precise stitching lines that make curves, inset seams, and any other shape manageable. The collections include worksheets for planning your project and suggested layouts to help with printing. Quilt projects are simplified. I highly recommend Inklingo.

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