The Zig and Zag of Hexies

I made a project a few years ago from a set of 2" English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagons. I called it "The Zig and Zag of Hexies." It was made with Bella fabrics from Windham and I published it with Cut Loose Press (a division of Creative Grids rulers) for quilt shops.

2" EPP hexies from the Bella Collection
And my Hexie string:
A string of 2" hexagons
Makes this fun Zig Zag table runner. Of course, being so "modern" looking, one of my daughter's immediately made a claim on it. This lives in Pittsburgh with her and her family.

The Zig and Zag of Hexies: 29" x 40"
I had a collection of 17 hexies made from another Windham Collection called Briar Rose. They sent me a 5" Charm Pack and I used some of them to make a miniature Dresden Plate runner. It still awaits quilting in my closet.
Briar Rose fabrics
I cut small dresden plate blades from those charms
And with the leftover 5" charms, I was able to get 17 EPP 2" hexagons.

17 hexagons - Can you see Mr. Froggie sitting by the pond reading?
And a close up of Mr. Froggie:

Sitting by the pond, reading
And now for my smaller runner:
The Zig and Zag of Hexies in a smaller size
The larger Zig and Zag of Hexies is at my Craftsy shop. This really is a quick project because once the hexagons are stitched together and the paper is removed, I aligned them to the background fabric and used invisible monofilament thread and used a machine zigzag stitch (of course!) to stitch them down.

I do a lot of EPP in the Summer. It is so portable and only takes up a small ziplock baggie. This new runner will be a class sample when I teach this again in the Fall. But right now it hangs in my hall bathroom where I can admire it for all the happy colors!


  1. Love your hexie projects. The Dresden Plate runner is adorable too, but I really love the binding you used on the Zig and Zag of Hexies.

  2. These are great. I like the speed of 2" sides, because it only takes a minimal number to make something beautiful, as both these projects show. Thanks for sharing this and highlight the pattern.

  3. These hexies are stunning and the last runner my best favorite.


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