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There are marker to be used on fabric, I would use them.

I would make a template and draw around it and reproduce the pattern, OR use a pattern with holes in each corner, then with a ruler, draw the lines in between. You'd have to use the pattern again, over and over again.

It's a lot of work, good luck (and more importantly, patience!)
 
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You might want to check scrapbook stores or art supply stores for a hex stencil. Seems to me I remember one from when I took drafting in college.
 
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Freezer paper is sticky and makes a great stencil. According to my wife it's what everyone on Craftster (BGG for Crafters) uses.
The other option is to purchase a ready-made stencil from some place like litkoaerosystems.com.
 
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The Litko stencils are $45 shipped. I had no idea these existed. Felt mats are about $30 or so. There is no cheap way to get a hex mat out there, unless you want to invest hours and hours. I had a laminated paper mat in a mailing tube I got in a tray for use with Heroscape, but she who must not be named threw it away, thinking it was an empty mailing tube.
 
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Aljovin wrote:
There are marker to be used on fabric, I would use them.

I would make a template and draw around it and reproduce the pattern, OR use a pattern with holes in each corner, then with a ruler, draw the lines in between. You'd have to use the pattern again, over and over again.

It's a lot of work, good luck (and more importantly, patience!)


If you have good contrast between the colors of the dots and the tablecloth, you might not even have to connect the dots. It can give you a more open feeling map with a lot less work.
 
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I'm reasonably sure this works, but you might want to test in advance:

1. Cut-out hexes from waxed paper.
2. Iron the cloth and lay it out flat.
3. Arrange your wax-paper hexes so that 2 in every 3 spaces is uncovered, with the wax side down, then iron them onto the cloth. The wax melts just enough to make them stick, but they peel off easily.
4. Spray with light-coloured paint, and allow it to dry.
5. Add a second set of wax-paper hexes, covering every second one of the hexes that was painted in step 4.
6. Iron, spray with a dark colour.
7. After the second colour dries, peel off the wax paper. You may want to spray a final time with a clear coat.

In theory you should end up with a pattern similar to a hex-chess board:



Good luck.

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Souds like you're approaching this from the point of view of a whole hex. I'd look at it as a series of intersections. The easiest template you could make would look something like this:



You could cut that out of an ice-cream container lid, draw a series of horizontal lines across your table cloth, level it up and spray away.

Alternatively, you could spend more time on a detailed stencil and less on spraying.
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