Hi friends! Nicole here from Modern Handcraft today with a quilt tutorial that is extra cozy: The Hexagon Snuggle Quilt. I love hexagons, and this large Hexagon die was perfect for making a fun quilt top very quickly.
This quilt is extra cuddly because of the soft backing I used and eliminating a middle batting layer. My fabric choice for this project is a fun fall to winter palette from Timeless Treasures called Forest Frolic. My son thinks that it would be perfect for Anna from Frozen, and I would have to agree.
Use 1/4" seam allowance for entire project. Finished quilt measures 37" x 53".
Your fat quarters measure 18" x 22". cut three strips measuring 5" x 22" from each fat quarter. Each fat quarter yields 3 complete hexagons.
You will now have a total of 42 pairs of half-hexagons
Arrange your half hexagons in rows: 6 half hexagons across and 14 half hexagons from top to bottom. Make sure to match up your 2 sides to create your hexagon shape.
You will stitch across in rows.
Lay your right fabric over your left like shown above leaving a 1/4" triangle visible on both ends. This will keep your rows straight.
Here is what your rows should look like after sewing: a straight edge along the top and bottom.
After stitching your rows and pressing seams stitch your rows together matching seams as you go.
After pressing your quilt top trim your edges off leaving straight sides.
Lay your minky/cuddle fabric right side down on your floor. I like to tape my corners down pulling my material tight to eliminate shifting.
Lay your quilt top facing up on top of your cuddle fabric and pin in place. Starting from the middle and smoothing and pinning as you go will keep it from getting shifted around too much.
At your machine stitch how you like or follow along your seams and stitch from point to point on your hexagons making a lovely triangle pattern.
Sew binding strips together to form one long strip and fold wrong sides together, lengthwise and press.
With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of binding to the back and stitch in place by hand or machine stitch.
I hope you enjoyed my project for this month, happy fall!
Other Supplies Used:
- 14 Fat Quarters - Timeless Treasures, Forest Frolic
- 1/2 yard of fabric for binding - Cut (5) 2.5" strips of WOF (width of fabric)
- 2 yards of Minky / Cuddle fabric 60" wide
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing machine and notions (rotary cutter & mat, scissors, basting bins, acrylic ruler)