Since I started selling my hexagon paper templates, customers have asked how do I baste my hexies. At first I thought there was only one way to baste hexies but then I realized there are different ways to work hexies into a quilt.
Making a tutorial at this point is a nonsense since there are many, MANY, hexie tutorials and videos tutorials posted on the web already. What I can do is share with you some tuts that I found interesting and that I actually tried.
The way I like basting my hexies is the way Lynn from The Little Red Hen does it. With this method there's no need to pierce through the paper template, and you can even reuse the templates or at least save them for your next project. I wonder if quilters make the same quilt all over again when done with a one thousand and something hexies quilt...
Another interesting hexagon tutorial I found is from Pretty by hand. This one is new to me in the sense that I did not know you can actually glue your hexagons instead of basting them with needle and thread. I'm sure this will make basting your hexagons a breeze.
This other way of basting hexies by Buttons and Butterflies is really helpful too. This is actually the method I used when I first starte working on my hexies (minus the holes in the middle.) I did change to Lynn's method when in my four hundred and counting hexie because my finger tips were a bit sore. This method is perfect for getting started with hexies and also for projects that require not that many hexagons. Check out the beautiful hoop project she made with her hexies!
I hope you find the links to these three tutorials useful as I did. Just be aware that hexies are addictive and that you may not stop loving them. And don't forget that there are still some 100 1" hexagon paper templates available at my etsy store, and soon very soon there will be more and in different sizes too.