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In this step-by-step tutorial our technical expert Sarah Griffiths shows you how to tackle Y-seams on your sewing machine by piecing hexagons.
Try it now: make a hexagon mini quilt
You will need
- Fourteen (14) hexagons with 3in sides
- Backing fabric 18in square
- Batting 18in square
- Binding fabric 1⁄4yd
14in x 15in approx.
- Seam allowances are 1⁄4in unless otherwise noted.
- WOF = width of fabric.
Hexagon fabrics are April Showers by Bonnie & Camille and Moda Bella Solids in Snow.
Step one: Following the instructions in steps one to five above, join the hexagons in two rows of three and two rows of four. Then piece the rows together as shown below.
Step two: Trim the outer edges of your hexagon top, as shown below.
Step three: Make a quilt sandwich with your backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt as desired – we quilted an offset hexagon pattern. Trim away any excess batting and backing.
Step four: Cut three (3) 21⁄2in x WOF strips from your binding fabric and sew end to end. Press in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and use to bind your mini quilt to finish.