I broke out a few "how-to" type blog posts (thread basted vs. glue)
and found some printable templates (because I'm too impatient to order any) and because several hexie makers I follow assured me paper is fine.
and then I had to decide what size... and since most of my scraps I've saved from the multi-fandom and harry potter project of doom quilts are smaller, I opted for 1.5 inch hexies and I sat and cut, and cut and cut... And then I broke out the fabric scraps and selected the colors I wanted (gray, black, orange, green, purple) and at first I was fussy and used a 2 inch template to cut out fabric, and then realized I could just use square pieces and it was a little easier.
And VERY quickly I amassed a small pile
By Sunday we had a couple hundred and the girls had moved them from the floor to the table...
and now we're playing with runner layouts....
So Much Fun!