I can’t remember if I learned this technique of drawing hexagon during primary school, but I definitely remember the way my mum taught me while making hexagon quilt blanket for us… using a compass to draw…. My first lesson to sew a hexagon flower quilt block is to draw this cardboard hexagon templates. Till today, I still hear my mum’s voice mumblings in my ears….
“a perfect hexagon flower quilt block comes from precise hexagon templates”…..
Until I was a little older, I learned to use an angular ruler to draw a hexagon in my formal education, like divide the 360° into 6 part in a circle etc…. But, I still love my mum’s way, with just a simple tool, a compass…. so straightforward and foolproof!!! If you are using computer-aided software to generate hexagon template, this is one of the simplest methods…. just replace the compass with circles.
Draw your own size of hexagon template by using this tutorial to make your hexagon quilt.