Quick and easy hexagon block with 60 degree ruler video tutorial

Video tutorial: hexagon block made with a 60 degree ruler - free template and download

I’ve discovered a new type of block that is made with a 60 degree ruler or a template. You actually make 2 different blocks at once with this technique that can be laid out as 2 separate hexagon blocks or as one single joined block like in this case.

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler you can download the pattern:

If you plan to cut at 60 degrees a lot you may consider investing in a 60 degree ruler.

Materials

Cut 3 strips of fabric:

  •  37  X 3 1/4  inches in red
  •  37 X 2 3/4 inches in blue
  •  37 X 1 inches in charcoal

Cut 3 more strips fabric:

  •  21  X 3 1/4  inches in red
  •  21 X 2 3/4 inches in blue
  •  21 X 1 inches in charcoal

These 2 strips will make 6 triangles of each type, with the fabric strips inverted.

Finished size

As 2 interlaced blocks: 11 inches x 18 1/2 inches (10 triangles in total, 5 of each type).

As 2 individual blocks: 11 inch square (6 triangles in total, 6 of each type).

How to make this Hexagon block with a 60 degree ruler

Watch how easy you can make a hexagon blocks with equilateral triangles:

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Quick and easy hexagon block with 60 degree ruler video tutorial

Do you like this block?

You can make a full quilt with these blocks and 9 more hexagon block layouts with my pattern Hexagonal dream quilt.

Buy the pattern on my Etsy shop .

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

Visual process

60 degree block - video tutorial

Video tutorial: Swirl quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Swirl quilt block - video tutorial - quick and easy block

This block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Swirl quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  just over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Swirl quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

With this technique you’ll end up with lots of bias seams. To handle bias seams more easily you can starch your fabric before cutting it.

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

This block can be scaled up and down.
Swirl quilt block video tutorial

16 Half Square Triangles (HST) sampler quilt – free pattern

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

  • Skill level: beginner.
  • Block size: 10 1/2 inch square.
  • Block type: 16-patch block.
  • Quilt size: 48 1/2 inch square.
  • Quilting technique: Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).
  • Binding: machine binding with faux piping

How to make this quilt

How to make the Half Square Triangles (HST)

Watch the 2 minute video tutorial on making 8 HSTs at once:

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Some notes on making the blocks

Fabric needs

Each pair of 7 inch squares makes 8 HST.

You will need at least four 7 inch squares for each block or more for blocks in 3 or 4 different fabrics. The left over HSTs will be used in the sashing.

I give you the fabric needs for each block tutorial below.

Trimming half square triangles: Essential. Remember to trim off your HSTs  and make sure that they are 3 inch square.

This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Colour scheme: For better results, use high contrasting fabrics.

HST quilt sampler block tutorials:

Block 1: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 1

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 2

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

HST quilt sampler: Block 3

Block 4: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 4

Block 5: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 5

Block 6: 16 HST quilt sampler - video tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  6

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block 7

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

HST quilt sampler: Block  8

Block 9: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  9

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block  10

Block 11: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 11

Block 12: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 12

Block 13: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 13

Block 14: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 14

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 15

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

HST quilt sampler: Block 16

Free motion quilting

Once you make the 16 blocks, it’s time to quilt them individually before you put them together with quilt as you go.

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) with 2 inch sashing tutorial

Learn to how to quilt as you go with sashing in just over 3 minutes:

Sashing mini hourglass blocks

The long sashing strip for the back has hourglass little blocks in the intersections.

I used the left over HSTs from the blocks to make an hourglass block.

To make the hourglass block, take 2 HSTs.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Place both HST with right sides facing together as shown below:

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Draw a diagonal line.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Sew together on  each side of the diagonal line, at 1/4 inch from the line, as shown below:

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Cut along the line.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Trim the resulting block to 2 1/2 inch square.

Quilt as you go, sashing of the quilt back

Back of the quilt

Back of the 16 HST quilt sampler quilt

Fabric requirements

  • Four 10 1/2 inch squares in white for the corner squares
  • Four 10 1/2 inch squares in reds for the centre squares
  • Four 10 3/4 inch squares in white for the star points
  • Four 10 3/4 inch squares in red for the star points

Star points

I made the star points using two 10 3/4 inch squares in white and red placed with right sides together and sewn in the diagonal.

Machine binding with faux piping tutorial

Learn to make the machine binding with faux piping in 2 minutes:

Look how pretty the binding is.

Quilt binding with faux piping

On the photo below, the top is the front and the bottom is the back.

Making the binding this way is so fast… I don’t think I can go back to hand sewing the binding after this.

Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

Are you  making this quilt? Feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler Flickr group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block video tutorial (Hidden wells)

Vídeo tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

A while ago I made a similar block with 4 fabric strips of the same width. This time I tried with 5 fabric strips of different widths and this is one of the blocks I got.

The choice of fabrics is important. It works best with high contrasting fabrics and colours.

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How to make this block from 5 fabric strips

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Block size

12 1/2 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

Arrange the 4 pieces to make the block:

Video tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

 

Quilt layouts with this block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

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Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C07 – Megan’s Mountain Laurel

DEar Jane C07 block video tutorial

This block is made using different techniques: appliqué, paper piecing and traditionally piecing.

Watch how I made Dear Jane C07 block

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Where to get the free  Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.