Always admired the old hexagon quilts seen in magazines and books, but didn't think you wanted to baste each fabric over paper and then whipstitch them in place? Not sure about the basting over template plastic hexagons and again whipstitching the hexagons together? See a pattern forming here--basting over something? How about a more direct method of making hexagon designs--let's use old-fashioned hand piecing techniques. We will mark the sewing lines directly to the wrong side of the fabrics and then use a running stitch to join them! Set-ins are a snap with hand sewing--I think they are the best part of any design! Start a simple design in class that radiates from the center hexagon. You can continue to add until the piece is as large as you'd like, or you can use the same technique to make individual flowers to be connected later. Sewing the hexagon designs can be addicting--and you can complete them so much faster without all that basting! Beginner friendly, but all skill levels welcome.