Block of the Month – Hexagons

This is our last skill builder block of the month – yay for making it to the end!  Next month is assembly and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product from everyone!

Alright so for this month we are doing hexagons – the easy way!

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Materials:

24 pieces of fabric 2.5 x 5.5″ (make sure for most colours you have the pieces in multiples of 2)

Directions.

1. Take a 2.5 x 5.5″ strip of fabric and using the 60 degree line on your mat or ruler cut the end off the strip from the corner.

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2. Repeat this on the other side to give yourself a 1/2 a hexagon (remember to cut the second side in the opposite direction so you do NOT end up with a paralellelogram!)

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3. On your design board (or the floor, whatever works), arrange your 1/2 hexagons into a square of 3 x 4 hexagons.

4. To start sewing your pieces together you will sew rows first.  So take the first to pieces in the first row and line up the seem.  Remember that you will have tabs sticking out on each end to compensate for the seam allowance.

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5. Sew a 1/4 inch seam, then press open.IMG_2740

6. Attach the next piece in the row the same way.  Continue until you have all 6 rows finished.

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7. Sew your rows together and press seams.

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8. Trim your block to 12.5″ square.

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Your finished!

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Note:  If you happen to own Jaybird Quilt’s Hex N More ruler the 4.5″ hexagon works great for this block!