Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrappy Half Hexagon Quilt Pattern

Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional quilt pattern writer. This is a very simple use of the EZ Tri Tool Ruler discovered playing with different fabric scraps.

Materials and Supplies Needed:

  • 2 1/2" strips of various fabrics (scraps are the best)
  • EZ Tri Tool Ruler ("EZ")
  • Small numbered scraps of paper to label rows
  • Design Board (floor, table, etc.)

Rotary Cutting Half/Hexagon ("HH") Pieces and Layout Instructions

  • Stack six (6) layers of 2 1/2" strips (2 of each color). Using the EZ Ruler, line up the 2 1/2" line at the top of strips. First cut....cut both sides, then flip the ruler aways lining the 2 1/2" mark on the fabric strips.

  • After cutting a dozen or so sets of HH, move them to the design area and start building your desired layout and size. I tend to work from the "hip", that is, play until I am happy. My preferred method...cut several HH, lay them out, cut several more, lay them out...etc. See these two examples: Kaffe and Brights

Assembly, Trimming, Borders

  • After you are satisfied with the layout and size, pin a numbered label on the first HH of each row.
  • One row at a time, sew each HH across, finger pressing the seams to the left on odd numbered rows, to the right on even numbered rows. As each row is finished, join it to the previous row(s) and press with the iron. I do NOT pin, the seams nestle as I sew...however it is your choice.
  • Trim the sides after the top is assembled.

  • Using your favorite method for measuring the borders, attach a 2 1/2" inner border and 6 1/2" outer border.

I have not finished the Bright HH, however here is the link to the finished Kaffe.


Sarcastic Quilter said...

Thanks! I appreciate the quick little tutorial and I will likely use it soon for a table cloth I've been thinking about. :D

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Cathy said...

I'll just have to add this to my constantly growing list of "have to do's"

pinksuedeshoe said...

Thanks for the mini tutorial! I'm totally going to use this.... one day. :o)