I was lucky enough to have my grand-daughter Alyssa here for a few hours last week, and the two of us made all these hexies using some of the fabrics I’m using for The Splendid Sampler blocks.  We had such great fun, we laughed and giggled the whole time.


Alyssa was able to cut hundreds of these hexagons using the Sizzix Big Shot machine and the hexagon die I bought.  It was the first time I’ve tried it, so we watched a YouTube video first and then she started cutting.


In very little time, she had a charm pack cut into hexagons.  Then I taught her how to prepare them using hexagon templates.  The only thing we couldn’t do was to fussy cut.  I’ll still have to do those by hand.

Alyssa wanted to try cutting wool, so we pulled some scraps and ran it through the machine.  It worked great and I had a hard time getting her to quit.

wool hexies

 wool colorsI have no idea what I’ll use all these wool hexagons for, but they sure look pretty in the jars.  I know these made some great memories.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!


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  • DeAnna Dodson - That sounds like so much fun. I so want to try some hexagon project, but as usual I haven’t had time yet.

    How pretty they look in the jars though.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your blocks! :DReplyCancel

  • Mary Salmon - Anne:
    What wonderful memories your granddaughter
    Will have with you!!
    The cutter is really cool.

  • Anita - What a great idea and how much fun you two had! Granddaughters are the best 😍ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - After you cut out the fabric hexagons with the cutter do you use papers ?

    I would like to cut fabric hexagons then use papers to baste the fabric on then sew the hexagons together

    I’d like my seam allowance a bit more than 1/4 as my basting of the first half of the hexagon uses more than 1/4 inch then there is not enough fabric for the second half


  • Baa. xxx - Memories like this are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - I’m sure Alyssa enjoyed the time together with you as much as you. Love the hexies in the jar such a fun idea to display them this way.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Smith - What a fun project to do with your granddaughter! And those jars look so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Evans - Grandchildren are the greatest and to share your passion is wonderful! Have a beautiful day. Hugs, MarieReplyCancel

  • Pam Seaberg - I learned to sew from both of my Grandmothers. I think of them both with so much fondness.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Coffeen - Time in the sewing room with granddaughters is especially wonderful and memorable. Even doing little things…I’m on blk 8 of Woodland Christmas and my 4 yr old granddaughter loved gently pulling off the appliqué pieces from the freezer paper patterns and arranging them into the background.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Very cute and fun for both of you – great times with Grandma! I may need to try these hexagons one of these days. Maybe you can tell us what “method” you will end up using.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Melanson - Great hexagons and great memories….I especially like the wool ones in the jars….lovely colours .ReplyCancel

  • sunny - Very pretty! The next time I need hexies cut, I’ll send the stuff to her. I see a new quilt design coming using wool hexie shapes…..ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - I can’t think of anything better than giggling and sewing w/ my granddaughters. We haven’t done hexagons yet, but I’m sure if I suggest it, she’ll want to dig right in. I love the wool ones too, haven’t done that yet, but what a nice idea. Enjoy the moments, Anne… as you know, they’re priceless :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle B - I have the Big Shot but wasn’t aware I could cut fabric with it. Oh the possibilities my mind is coming up with! I need to find some of those dies. How precious to get to spend time with your Granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Martin - What a fun project to do with your granddaughter! The jars of wool hexies are pretty cute–I would leave them as is!ReplyCancel

  • ina - those hexies in a jar look gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Watkins - Pretty Hexies and cherished times!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - That was so nice that you got to spend time with your granddaughter & show her how to do hexes……I think you should sell them in your shop…..I like the pink one with the buttons!! :) Have fun making memories with your granddaughter!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Lindsey - You have inspired me to use my Sizzix, now! My most precious moments have been times spent with my granddaughter. I love the wool idea as I enjoy creating with wool. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • RuthB - How wonderful. Time with our grandkids is so good for the soul. Building memories one visit at a time.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - How fun! I love it when the grands come and we get to sew!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - I can’t believe Alyssa is big enough to sew with you! I imagine her to still be a toddler! What great memories! And this inspires me to get my Sizzix out! Thanks for the post!ReplyCancel