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

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

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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 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: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.

I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

  1. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  2. Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Mini quilt instructions

Print 60  hexagon templates (Google doc).

Make 30 yellow hexies and 30 blue hexies as shown on the video tutorial.

You can make this EPP piece into a mini quilt.

Stay tuned for a tutorial where I will be using this piece to make a cushion cover.

Video tutorial: English paper piecing hexagons

English paper piecing (EPP) hexagons

English paper piecing (EPP) is easy to make and a lot quicker than you would expect.

How to make a scrappy flower hexagon quilt

 

You can download the hexagon template (google doc). Print the required size (there are 4 sizes on the template, mine is 1 inch hexagon) on thick or plain paper and cut – I use plain printer paper.

There are 20 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies and cut a bunch of hexies in advance.

An important point to make: Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.

Materials for a flower

  • Seven 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric: one for the centre and 6 for the petals
  • Hexagon template
  • Cotton thread

My scrappy flower hexagon quilt

My quilt is already over three years in the making.

I work on it when I’m watching TV or while on holidays away from my sewing machine.

I’ve calculated the number of 1 inch hexagons I need to cover 100 in square and the figure is a whooping 3815. That is about 545 hexagon flowers at 7 hexies per flower. I have made about 408 flowers so far. So that leaves 136 more flowers to go!

 

 

Progress on my scrappy flower hexagon quilt

This quilt is already over two years in the making.

How to make English Paper Piecing (EEP) hexagons

I work on it when I’m watching TV or while on holidays away from my sewing machine and my current Dear Jane quilt project.

I’ve calculated the number of 1 inch hexagons I need to cover 100 in square and the figure is a whooping 3815. That is about 545 hexagon flowers at 7 hexies per flower. I have made about 360 flowers so far. So that leaves 180 more flowers to go!

There are many ways to make hexagons. Just in case you didn’t see my earlier tutorial I’m reproducing it here again.

I have chosen a hexagon size which is not too big not too small. Each side of the hexagon is 1 inch and 2 inches across the widest part.

You can download the hexagon template (google doc). Print the required size (there are 4 sizes on the template, mine is 1 inch hexagon) on thick or plain paper and cut – I use plain printer paper. Then make a hole in the centre using a hole puncher so that the paper is easy to remove when no longer needed.

There are 20 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies and cut a bunch of hexies in advance.

An important point to make: Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.

Materials

  • Fabric squares at least 2 1/2 inches big. 5 inch charm squares are great for this quilt as you get 4 hexies out of each charm square
  • Hexagon templates
  • Thread

I am making hexagon flowers. Each flower is made out of 6 hexagons. The hexagon in the middle is white/cream.

Instructions

Take a hexagon template and a fabric square.

Place the template in the middle of the fabric square, on the wrong side.

Pin to hold paper and fabric together.

Trim the fabric to decrease the bulk.

Now fold the fabric along one of the hexagon sides and press with your fingers.

Fold the next side making both sides meet in the hexagon corner as per photo below.

Do  a stitch.

Do a second stitch.

Now move on to the next corner. Do as you did with the previous side.

Now move on to the next corner in the same way as before.

Once you finish the last corner cut the thread. You’re done.

Do all hexagons in this way.

Now take two hexagons and place them side by side as per picture.

Start stitching one side together as per picture.

Continue to the end.

The stitches won’t be visible.

Continue to stitch each side in the same way making a ring.

When you have stitched a ring, add the middle hexagon.

You can press the flower at this time. I used to press with the first flowers I made but I don’t do anymore as I don’t think it matters at this stage.

The flower is done.

Keep the paper until the quilt top is fully assembled.

 

Scrappy flower hexagon quilt

I am making a queen size scrappy hexagon quilt.

Scrappy hexagon quilts are great for several reasons. You can sew hexies virtually anywhere, for instance when travelling or on holidays. It is good to go back to your hexagon quilt when you feel like you need a break from other types of sewing, when you are between big projects or just for a relaxing day.  It is also a good way to improve your stitching skills.

I do not have a deadline to finish this quilt. I haven’t even calculated how many hexagons I need.

There are many ways to make hexagons. The following is just one of the many methods out there.

I have chosen a hexagon size which is not too big not too small. Each side of the hexagon is 1 inch and 2 inches across the wider part. You can download the hexagon template (google doc). Print on thick or plain paper and cut. Then make a hole in the centre so that it is easy to remove. There are about 16 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100%.

How to make English Paper Piecing (EPP) hexagons

Materials

  • Fabric squares at least 2 1/2 inches big
  • Hexagon templates
  • Thread

I am making hexagon flowers. To make each flower I use 6 squares in one colour scheme, eg pink, and a cream or white square for the centre.

Instructions

Take a hexagon template and a fabric square.

Place the template in the middle of the fabric square, on the wrong side.

Pin to hold paper and fabric together.

Trim the fabric to decrease the bulk.

Now fold the fabric along one of the hexagon sides and press with your fingers.

Fold the next side making both sides meet in the hexagon corner as per photo below.

Do  a stitch.

Do a second stitch.

Now move on to the next corner. Do as you did with the previous side.

Do a double stitch and move on to the next corner again.

Once you finish the last corner cut the thread. You’re done.

Do all hexagons in this way.

Now take two hexagons and place them side by side as per picture.

Start stitching one side together as per picture.

Continue to the end.

The stitches won’t be visible.

Continue to stitch each side in the same way making a ring.

When you have stitched a ring, add the middle hexagon.

You can iron the flower at this time.

To remove the template, insert a thick needle or a small pair of scissors through the the whole and lift.

You can iron the flower now.

The flower is done.

I still don’t know how I will assemble the flowers together. At the moment the pattern doesn’t look like flowers. Maybe I will add an extra ring in cream or white around each flower. This is an evolving project.