{hexies + petal pushers + a table = a fun friday tutorial!!}


Ohhhhh it's fun Friday here!!! yay!!! 

And today, instead of making you suffer through a video of me explaining something, I've got a tutorial to share right here!!! 

So, before I start all of my rambling, let's get to it!!

Here's what we are making:

Petal Pusher Hexie Table Topper

By Sally’s Angelworks


Here’s a fun quick project you can whip up in an afternoon!! Thanks to my sweet, sweet friend and fabric dealer (seriously!! she is totally my dealer!!!), Julie from the Intrepid Thread for the Petal Pushers fabric! You can get some here!

Download the printable PDF right here!! 



6 fat eighths (different prints)

1 fat quarter (white or neutral)

1 fat quarter for binding

Backing fabric (I used bleached muslin)

Hexagon templates

(I am offering a kit for this in my store!!! yipeeeee!!!)


Cutting instructions:

Cut 2  3.5”x5” rectangles out of each of the 6 prints.

With the leftover material, cut a 3.5” square out of each print. You will use this for the hexies!


The instructions for this table topper are really easy! (LOVE that!!) Here we go…



Lay out your rectangles longways to see how you want to put them together. I sewed mine in the same order, but flipped the order on the opposite side of the topper. 



Sew your rectangles together in two strips of 6 each.



Trim your shorter side of your neutral fat quarter piece down to 18.5”. This should be the length of your strips of rectangles.



TIP: I don’t have anything larger than a 15” large cutting ruler, so I added a 3.5” ruler right next to my 15” one. Perfect!!! Make sure they are both straight!




Sew your rectangle strips to either side of your fat quarter (on the short sides).




Here’s kind of a fun pic showing off one side…



Gather your supplies for your hexies. I just googled hexie tutorials to make sure I was doing it correctly. I’m still in search of the perfect one…maybe that will make it onto a Fun Friday video…but just know that as long as you tack the corners, you’re good!!




After you finished your hexies, iron them (with the paper still inside).





Take the paper out and iron again.



Lay them out how you think you’d like them to look!




Sew the edges where the hexies meet together right sides together with a whipstitch.




I got kind of carried away and didn’t sew the same edges together that I had originally put together, but I still liked this design, too!!




Before you sew your hexies down, let’s quilt this sucker…pin baste all three layers together.



I’m always inspired by my darling friend, Brooke’s table runner quilting, so I decided to do those same wavy quilting lines horizontally on my topper!!



After quilting, pin your hexie group down right where you want them.



  Sew in the inside of each hexie about ¼”.

Go back and sew around the very edge of the outline of the group. So cool!!



{cupcakes not included!} 

Bind and Voila!! You are done and you have a gorgeous table topper!!


Just a note about the kit! 

I will include everything needed for this project including the printed PDF EXCEPT batting and backing! :) 

Everything for 19$ with FREE SHIPPING!!! yipeee! What a deal!! 🙂 and there are a limited quantity so get yours RIGHT HERE!! 🙂


A quick shout out to the NEW in the store this week!!


PomPom Walk in the Woods quilt



Petal Pushers Hexie Table Topper



{sorry…this guy isn't for sale!!}

Happy sewing this weekend!! I'll popping in and out…tomorrow is the January meeting of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild, so I'm super excited about that!!!


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  1. Reply

    The table topper is adorable! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Reply

    Very cute table topper

  3. Reply

    Thank you for the tutorial! I have been wanting to try hexies! thanks again!

  4. Reply

    Oh, this looks exactly the way flowers in spring sunshine look!

  5. Reply

    This looks like so much fun…I really like it that you showed us the quilting too!

  6. Reply

    So pretty. I will have to try to make one like this. Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

  7. Reply

    Adorable pattern…thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  8. Reply

    thanks for the great tutorial

  9. Reply

    thanx for the pdf! love the way you did the hexies … looks much easier!

  10. Reply

    Great tutorial! I’m new to quilting so this would be a great smaller project to try!

  11. Reply

    That is so cute! I’ve never done hexagons before. I think it would be fun to try.

  12. Reply

    This is so cute. With your help in this lesson, I think could really do hexagons!!!! Thank you!!!

  13. Reply

    So cute!! I needed a push to try some hexies 🙂

  14. Reply

    I love your table topper!!! Thanks for the tutorial:)

  15. Reply

    Thanks for the lovely tutorial. That little unicorn is really cute.

  16. Reply

    Thanks so much for the tut! Love the mini hexis!

  17. Reply

    Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial. Love the fabric colours.

  18. Reply

    Love this – it will give me a chance to try some hexies which I hae not done yet to see if I like working with them. Thanks.

  19. Reply

    ohh I love the way you iron your hexagons, thats a good tip for me 🙂

  20. Reply

    I love your table topper. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  21. Reply

    This is very cute.

  22. Reply

    Very cute table topper. Thanks for the tutorial!

  23. Reply

    That is a cute table topper. I love the colors and the hexies.

  24. Reply

    Thank you for the tutorial. The table topper is super cute!!

  25. Reply

    Cute tabletopper, I have become a follower.

  26. Reply

    Very cute, this will be on my list of makes.

  27. Reply

    That fabric is so bright and fresh – love your design! Great job!

  28. Reply

    Really cute. Hexies are so awesome!

  29. Reply

    Sally, You are just amazing, I read you blog and tutorials and because I am left brained it takes me so long to catch on. I wish you were closer to just show me how, it makes so much more sense to me. But I save your “toots” and keep working until I think it looks like it is supposed to. It is no wonder my mother had no patience with me, left brained people are hard to teach. Thanks for always being so clear on what you are saying and doing. this is an absolutely adorable table mat. 🙂

  30. Reply

    this is the cutest table topper! The Intrepid Thread gave me the heads up on this one. Thanks for the tut! I’ve bookmarked it. I am also now following via Google Reader — how can I miss future goodies like this?!?

  31. Reply

    It looks amazing, great job! Thank you so much for helping with the giveaway!

  32. Reply

    I love to make skinny quilts and yours is very sweet, especially with the hexies… I just have to try those, apparently they are addictive!! Seriously though… isn’t fabric addictive alone? Thanks for the tute – it is great!

  33. Reply

    Thanks SO much for this.. I have been trying to make something like this for my Mom~ THANKS… I will be using this!

  34. Reply

    Great table topper. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  35. Reply

    Absolutely adorable! The fabric is perfect for the design you created. Thanks for sharing it.

  36. Reply

    Nice tut. Cute tabletopper, so bright and breezy. Thanks.

  37. Reply

    Love the table topper. The colors are so beautiful!!!

  38. Reply

    I love the little hexies added to the table topper. It’s a cute extra touch!

  39. Reply

    What a nifty tutorial! Thank you so much for the .pdf. 🙂

  40. Reply

    That is a very cute table topper

  41. Reply

    Coming from The Intrepid Thread. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  42. Reply

    What a cool tutorial!! Thanks!!

  43. Reply

    Just found your blog via Intrepid Thread and LOVED visiting here. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Your table topper is beautiful.

  44. Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial, I hope to try and make one of these.

  45. Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  46. Reply

    Such an adorable project. Thanks so much for sharing!

  47. Reply

    Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.

  48. Reply

    Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing

  49. Reply

    thanks for sharing the tutorial I’ve got a stash of fat eighths that would be great for this!

  50. Reply

    What a cute runner. Love the fabrics and the pop of color. Great idea adding the hexies. They are so fun to make, very addicting. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  51. Reply

    Such a great tutorial! With friends like you and Julie, my fabric budget for 2012 is going out the window!

  52. Reply

    Lovely spring-y table topper! I would love to try the hexies with sych a nice tutorial 🙂

  53. Reply

    Great tutorial, thanks

  54. Reply

    That looks gorgeous.. I love the colour scheme too 🙂

  55. Reply

    Nice tutorial for the table topper. And I have been wanting to try some hexagons and this seems like the perfect project.

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  57. Reply

    Thank you for the tutorial. The hexies are as about as sweet as the cupcakes. But the highlight is the irony of a sheep holding sheers! Cracked me up! Love it!

  58. Reply

    That’s a wonderful tutorial and I so appreciate the .pdf format. I’ve been trying to decide what to practice my machine quilting on, and this looks perfect, plus I actually NEED placemats for my new table. Antique, but new to me. Needs refinishing slightly, so the placemats will make it look so sharp!

  59. Reply

    Love the wavy quilting lines of this as well. I’ll have to try something to use that idea….thanks

  60. Reply

    thanks for the cute table topper.

  61. Reply

    So bright and cute! Thank you!

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