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Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

The NEW 3 Wishes Fabric – Farm Fresh Collection by Flora Waycott has been shipped to quilt shops!  Are you ready for some Farm Fresh fabric?

We are!  I couldn’t wait to get a hold of some of this country sweetness for a hexagon quilt!  A large 3 in hexagon acrylic template was on hand and fit the scale perfectly.  There are ten prints to choose from or use them all.  My favorites are the denim blue and golden yellow, along with a sweet black and white sketchy hen print.  The collection can be previewed here, but the hand feel is beautiful to touch, so you must see it in person!

This method works for a confident beginner or impatient experienced quilter.

There are many methods.  You can mark every seam line, use freezer paper or EPP methods, but sew consistent seams and don’t run into the corners and you will still have success with this.  Sewing in rows was the plan for this size quilt. I used safety pins to hold every piece together in a row, then went right to the machine.  Finger press as you go, whatever way the pieces fall naturally.

  1. Mark the 1/4 inch intersection of two corners with a pencil or removable ink pen and sew in between.  Start and stop leaving the ends free. Back stitch at the beginning and end so your manipulating the fabric doesn’t loosen the stitches.
  2. To sew the rows together, you have to manipulate the pieces to set in the seams. See how the seam is ready for the next piece to be sewn on? Fold back the red to expose the blue hexie. Finger press the seam and find the next piece.
  3. Pin the matching hexagon to the blue, mark the 1/4 inch seam corners and sew.

  4. All three hexagons are machine sewn together, ready to be turned to match the red and white sides.

Here’s the finished 36 in x 40 in quilt, with the perky poppy binding.  Love this darling line and no-stress hexagon method.  I hope it works for you, too!   Find out more about designer Flora Waycott on her website.  She currently lives in Australia and works traditionally and digitally.  Her combination of nature illustrations and fresh colors is fun to work with.  Ask for the latest 3 Wishes Fabric Collections at your quilt shop and be inspired!

Posted September 12, 2018
Note: This project was part of a blog post promotion. Fabrics used are discontinued.