0.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC)
Print on fabric for a mini Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) instead of using hexagon templates and get better results.
Sew by hand with a running stitch (recommended) or print templates for English Paper Piecing. Includes bonus shapes.
0.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC) is for a smaller version than the 1 inch hexagons in the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (optional book) which complements this download.
See the 3 Videos on the Lucy Boston page for information about using templates, fussy cutting and hybrid piecing. The info in these three short videos applies to any design!
Print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.
POTC blocks are made with only one shape—the hexagon—and the blocks are linked with squares.
These unusual shapes are included for a straight edge on the quilt.
The bonus half hexagon makes even more variations possible.
Compare with the original size, which is available in another shape collection.
Features of the 0.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC) Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes with seam allowances to print on fabric (notice the precision corners and matching marks!)
- shapes without seam allowances to print on paper (just in case you want templates)
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
& More Good Things about 0.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC)
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- notes about fussy cutting (video on the Lucy Boston page)
- many extra shapes to expand your design options
- a choice of layouts for different straight grain
- shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
- complimentary Hexagon Quilt Design Book (PDF, 70 pages)
When you buy this shape collection, I manually add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book as soon as I see your order, so you can download it too. The design book focuses on 60° hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes. (70 pages) You might want to get it first.
There is an optional companion book Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses with wonderful photographs of the original quilt, including a large centerfold.
There are also many photos of POTC blocks on Pinterest to inspire you.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Quilters love fussy cutting with Inklingo! (Video at Lucy Boston)
There are also 8 Good Ways to use Inklingo for EPP described in an article on Quilting Hub.
- Print paper templates.
Paper pieces to print for templates with or without seam allowances.
- Print and cut the fabric.
Print one fabric, layer with unprinted fabric and rotary cut several layers at a time. Choice of layouts!
- Fussy cut the fabric.
TWO methods! Traditional and No Waste Fussy Cutting
- Preview fabric with window templates.
- Decide how much fabric to buy.
Illustrations show at a glance how much fabric you need!
That information alone is worth the price of a shape collection.
- Rescue an English Paper Piecing UFO.
English Paper Piecing Rescue (free PDF) will help you make the switch. This is one of the most popular pages on the website.
- Create original designs.
You can never have too many designs!
- Learn from Inklingo support and tutorials.
Just one example: There is no charge for the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download) when you buy any hexagons to print on fabric/paper.
Learn to Hand Piece
Learn to Hand Piece
The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2 is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.
See the videos on the Lucy Boston Page too!