1.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC)
Print on fabric for a larger Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) instead of using hexagon acrylic templates and get better results.
Sew by hand with a running stitch or by machine or both (recommended) or print templates for English Paper Piecing. Includes bonus shapes.
Print 1.5 inch Hexagons 90° (POTC) on fabric for a larger version of Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses.
This is a larger version than in Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (optional book) which complements this download.
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 used for a straight edge on the quilt.
The bonus half hexagon makes even more variations.
Compare with the original size, which is in another Inklingo shape collection.
Features of the 1.5 inch Hexagons 90° for POTC Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes with seam allowances to print on fabric (Notice the precision corners and matching marks!)
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on paper (just in case you want templates)
& More Good Things about 1.5 inch Hexagons 90° for POTC
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- notes about fussy cutting
- 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)
Choice of Methods – Hand or Machine
This size is ideal for hybrid piecing, combining hand and machine piecing for the best of both worlds. (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.
Lucy Boston sewed all of her quilts with templates and the method known as English Paper Piecing (EPP). Get better results faster with Inklingo!
With Inklingo, these designs are faster and easier and more precise. Print the shapes on fabric and sew with a running stitch by hand or sew by machine, or a combination of both, as described in the Hybrid Piecing Video. If you sew with a running stitch, it is more portable, easier to prepare (no templates, no basting), and faster to sew.
“I use Inklingo to print templates on card stock for English Paper Piecing. It allows me to save money over purchasing die cuts.” Dawn in Ontario, Canada
“Tried to do Patchwork of the Crosses the traditional way but as I have arthritis in my fingers I found sewing with the templates too hard. Looked on your website, purchased Inklingo and a new printer and am enjoying sewing by hand again. I just love the ease of use and have told all my friends to give it a try.” Carolyn in NSW Australia
Dawn says: Inklingo is so versatile, I think every EPP’er should try it.