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Cutting equilateral triangles with a regular ruler

Cutting an equilateral triangle with a regular ruler

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler but your ruler or your mat has 60 degree markings, this is how you can cut equilateral triangles.

How to cut equilateral triangles with a regular ruler

This 2 minute video shows you how to cut equilateral triangles in 3 ways without using special rulers:

With this type of triangle you can make lots of different quick quilts.

One of my favourite blocks you can do with equilateral triangles is a hexagon block.

Do you want to make a quilt with a hexagon block?

This is a hexagon sampler quilt that can be made with jelly rolls. The pattern is available on Craftsy and on my Etsy shop.

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

Buy Hexagonal dream pattern

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:

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. 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

Visual process

60 degree block - video tutorial