Category Archives: jelly rolls quilting

Video tutorial: Hidden wells quilting technique

Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique - Mary Ellen Hopkins

These blocks are so easy and have so many possibilities.

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths. These blocks are perfect for jelly rolls. A quick search on google returns lots of beautiful quilts using this easy technique.

Learn the hidden wells technique in 3 minutes

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I’ve tried the technique with 5 strips as well:

Quilt pattern: Hexagonal Dream – hexagon sampler (without Y seams!)

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern without Y seams

Hexagonal dream is my first pattern for sale.

Buy Hexagonal dream pattern

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Buy Hexagonal dream quilt pattern on Craftsy

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About the quilt

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

This quilt uses traditional piecing.

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.

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.

In the 11 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions as well as links to 2 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make an hexagon.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

My Hexagonal Dream pattern is available to purchase on Craftsy and also on my Etsy shop as a digital pattern.

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.

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

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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Quilt pattern: Hexagonal dream: hexagon sampler

Video tutorial: hexagon quilt blocks 3 and 4 – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Hexagon quilt block 3 and 4

Do you have any jelly rolls you don’t know what to do with? This is your project!

If you don’t have jelly rolls, you still can make these 2 blocks quickly and easily.

How to make 2 hexagon quilt blocks

Learn in less than 2 minutes how to make these 2 beautiful blocks:

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Materials for 2 blocks

  • 2 strips of fabric 2 1/2 inch x 37 inch.

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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. You can buy the pattern in my Etsy shop or in Craftsy.

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

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

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

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

If you like my videos subscribe to my channel. If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder