Half-Hexagons Pillow

Project #13867

Is this what you half expected? This Half-Hexagons Pillow showcases a kaleidoscope of colors and countless creative combinations. And rest assured, it's easy to create with no set-in or "Y" seams.

Fabric Requirements:

Yardage Fabric Cutting Instructions
(33) 5" Squares Assorted prints Cut (33) pairs of Half-Hexagons
Fat 1/4 Backing fabric Cut (2) 11" x 16" Rectangles
17" x 17" Low loft batting
1 16" Square pillow form


  • Finished Size: 16" x 16"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 22"

Piecing the Project:

  1. Arrange Half-Hexagons in horizontal rows, 6 across by 11 down, matching the same Half-Hexagon fabric in the row below to complete a full Hexagon.
  2. Sew each of the 11 rows together by placing Half-Hexagon shapes right sides together and offsetting each by 1/4". Press the seams to one side.
  3. Sew the rows together. Make sure the rows are in the correct order and are not turned upside-down. It is easiest to do this by laying out all the rows on a design wall or the floor, then carefully picking up the rows and sewing them together. Press.
  4. Square up the outside edges of the pillow top using a straight-edge ruler..


  1. Layer the batting and pillow top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. For the pillow back, on each of the 11" lengths, fold under 1/2", press, then fold again and press to finish the raw edges. Stitch in place to secure.
  3. Place quilted pillow top and pillow backing pieces right sides together, matching the outside edges. The finished edges will overlap in the middle.
  4. Using a walking foot, sew along the outside perimeter of the quilted square using a 1/2" seam allowance.
  5. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn inside-out and insert the pillow form.

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