Category Archives: 60 degree triangle block

Hexagon blocks with jelly rolls

These blocks are lots of fun to make. They are made with 2 1/2″ fabric strips.

You can use jelly rolls and make the blocks even faster.

Sewing the blocks together into a quilt top is really simple. You can watch how to sew the blocks together in the video.

I like hexagon blocks so much I even made a hexagon block sampler quilt, Hexagonal dream. Check the details below.

Learn to make hexagon blocks with fabric strips

Hexagonal dream pattern

Hexagonal Dream is a hexagon sampler quilt.The quilt is put together without Y seams.

  • Quilt size: 60” x 59 ½”.
  • Number of blocks: 48 hexagon blocks with 11 different block types and 8 half hexagon blocks.
  • Finished hexagon size: 7 ¼” x 8 ½”.
  • The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly.
  • Skill level: I’ve rated this quilt as confident beginner / intermediate.

Download the pattern

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

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So how did I make this quilt?

Watch a short 1 minute video:

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

hexagons with jelly rolls

Video tutorial: Quilting with hexagons

Video tutorial: Quilting with hexagons - 3 layouts

This is a tutorial exploring hexagon layouts. Have a go and try to find even more layouts!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a 60 degree ruler, you don’t need one if you ruler has 60 degree markings.

Or use my 60 degrees triangle paper ruler (PDF).

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

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Pickle dish quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial pickle dish quilt block

While this isn’t the easiest block out there, using paper foundation piecing makes it substantially easier.

How to make a Pickle dish block

It really pays to learn paper piecing. No block will be too hard once you know how how to paper piece.

 

Downloads

  • Pickle Dish foundation piecing template (pdf). Temporarily unavailable.

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Video tutorial: Scrappy wedding ring quilt block

Video tutorial: Wedding ring quilt block

Time to make a fun block. This is a take on the traditional wedding ring block. I made it in an improv fashion using the paper ring as a stabiliser.

Use a combination of strips and triangles as you go around the ring. Then sew the circular pieces to the ring. I tried using fewer pins around the curves for one of the pieces  and it was ok, so lots of pins aren’t necessary though it feels safer.

How to make a scrappy wedding ring quilt block

Learn in 3 minutes:

Download the template

For a finished 7″ x 7″ block ensure you print the templates at 100%.

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RE-RELEASE OF 2-minute video tutorial: 3D hexagon quilt block

3D hexagon quilt block with 3 strips video tutorial

*** I’M RELEASING THIS SUNDAY’S VIDEO AGAIN TO FIX AN ERROR TOWARDS THE END WHERE I’M PUTTING THE 4 HEXAGONS TOGETHER ***

I made a 3D hexagon a while ago (you can checkout the tutorial below), and I’m making another one again but this time it uses 3 strips of fabric instead of 2 and the 3D effect is one layer deeper so to speak.

How to make a 3D hexagon quilt block with 3 strips

Do you want to make a simpler hexagon?

How to make a 3D hexagon quilt block with 2 strips

Learn in 2 minutes how to make a 3 D hexagon block with 2 strips:

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

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

OR

  • here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

How to sew hexagon quilt blocks without Y seams

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