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14 of the best Hexagon Quilt Patterns

We're crushing hard on hexie quilts, so we've rounded up this quilt gallery of some of our favourite hexagon quilt patterns to inspire you!

Hexagon quilts patterns
Published: February 3, 2021 at 10:25 am
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Fill your home with hexagons! From ombré effects to clever piecing tricks, this hexagon quilt pattern gallery will inspire you with new ways to sew this classic shape. And if you're looking for quilting inspiration, don't forget to explore the rest of our collection of Free Quilt Patterns or head to our Love Patchwork & Quilting homepage. Oh and if you need some free hexagon templates to get started we've got you covered. Read on to discover 14 of our favourite hexagon quilt patterns to try.

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1. Sew a honeycomb quilt

Machine piece a speedy hexagon patchwork quilt with Lou Orth's Golden Hour honeycomb design in issue 74 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Honeycombe Hexagon Quilt

2. Get clever with your piecing

For another nifty machine piecing method – check out Melanie Collette’s clever use of white space in issue 72 of Love Patchwork & Quilting – no EPP papers needed!

Rainbow hexagon quilt pattern

3. Machine-piece a mini quilt

Wondering how to machine-piece a hexagon quilt? Check out our free Quilt School step-by-step guide to How to piece hexagons. Once you've mastered the art you'll be able to piece together your hexagon patterns to make this gorgeous quilt.

Hexagon quilts pictures

4.Paper piece hexagon quilt patterns for soothing stitching

We've found this glorious batch of Liberty fabric Hexagons on Etsy and we can't wait to get stuck into making them! Liberty Fabric Hexagons (Etsy, £16.50 for 49)

Liberty fabric hexagons

5. More beehive inspiration

Florence Knapp goes low volume in her English Paper Pieced hexagon quilt pattern from issue 9 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.

hexagon quilt pictures honeycombe quilt

6. Piece by piece

Ditch the tricky seams and piece Lynne Goldsworthy's clever hexagon quilt in half hexies and triangles (this was our cover star for issue 16 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine).

Half Hexagon quilt pattern

7. Oh the ombré!

Baste, stitch and go with this rainbow hexagon quilt pattern from Nicole Daksiewicz, using a super speedy cheat method of piecing hexagons.

Ombre hexagon quilt pattern

8. Mid Century Modern

Opt for the traditional method of English Paper Piecing with this lovely Mid Century Modern project to add vintage style to your home. Designed by Laura Pritchard for issue 18 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.

Retro hexagon patchwork pattern

9. Hexagon baby quilt pattern

This ombré hexies baby quilt pattern was a collaboration with Brother that we featured back in issue 21 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.

Hexagon baby quilt pattern

10. Go super-sized

Give any room of the house an instant update with this hexagon floor mat by Caroline Hulse for issue 27 of Love Pathwork & Quilting magazine.

Hexagon patchwork rug

11. Try Tumbling Blocks

Reene Witchard shows you how to use tumbling EPP shapes to make this striking hexagon quilt pattern in issue 33.

Tumbling blocks quilt

12. Embellish a pouch

Try appliqué and embroidering your hexies on to a zip-up pouch – as we've done with Kate Webber’s Busy Bees pouch design from issue 66.

Patchwork hexagons pouch

13. Treat your tech

English Paper Piece a hexagon patchwork laptop case with our free step-by-step tutorial! Find out how to make it here.

Patchwork laptop case

14. Hoop Art

Fussy cut a fairytale hexagon patchwork hoop! For if you want to sew up some happy hexies but don't have time to make a whole quilt top! This cute Fairytale Hoop by Lou Orth is a great speedy stitching project.

If you're not sure you're up to making a full English Paper Pieced quilt, simply sew a few hexies together over a weekend to fill a cute embroidery hoop. They make great gifts or brighten up a neglected wall around the house.

Hexagon patchwork hoop art
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We hope you've found some hexagon patterns that inspire you! Share your favourite hexagon pattern with us on Instagram. Looking for a bigger project? Have a go at making our free medallion quilt or our free triangles quilt pattern.

Authors

Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor, Gathered.how

Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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