Another visual for you – I made a template from Templar (heat resistant template plastic). No – the template does not need to be heat resistant, but it is a plastic I can see though for fussy cutting.
First, using a pencil, I draw around the hexagon paper on the frosted side of the Templar for the current project. Then use a rotary cutter that I’ve designated for paper/plastic, use a ruler to add a 1/4″ on all six sides when cutting out the template for this project. You can see my pencil line for the actual hexi size on the plastic, it is faint, but you can see it.
I’m working on this project mostly in the car when Russ is driving.
Below are path hexis in a pile and covered hexi stacks for flowers. To keep the flower hexis pieces together, I use needle and thread, knot both the top and bottom until you are not bumping along on the highway and can stitch them together.
A little planning will go a long way on this project, no do-overs or re-sorting.
Maybe a little efficient!
Have a great time working on your hexi project!