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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

Quilted laptop folder

Original design. I used the left overs from string quilting from one of my quilts.

Celtic design and string quilt for single bed

Original design.

This quilt was designed on the go. Design by evolution. It didn’t turn out too bad in the end.