Some time back I blogged about this quilt that my daughter and I made. I had inherited the hexies years ago and my daughter pieced them together, I then made them into a quilt for her. I have been sending her lots more of the hexies to South Africa where she lives and she is making a pile of them. But she doesnt know how to make them into a quilt. So I have put together a little tutorial below for her. I have used some vintage triangles that I was also given. This method is called English piecing.
This is her pile
Cut the correct size of backing fabric and wadding. You will only need the extra layer of backing if you are stitching hexies onto that before the wadding. If you are joining all the hexies together to make the quilt top you wont need that layer of fabric
Stitch together hexies
pin the joined hexies to backing using slip stitch around edge, leaving card templates in place
When this is complete, pull backing fabric away from hexies and cut fabric away to reveal the card templates
Cut away the tacking from the card, careful to avoid snipping your slip stitching
Sandwich together the layers of fabric, wadding, fabric and pin through layers
hand quilt through layers, along all edges of shapes and then around the outside of the total shape
Underneath view of quilting
If you are making the whole of the quilt top from hexies or other shapes there is no need to back that with fabric and cut the back away. You will just take the card templates out before sandwiching the layers.