Make a Hexagon Quilt Using the 5″ Half-Hex Ruler


Hi, itís Jenny from, the Missouri Star Quilt
Company. Weíve got something really fun for you today. Natalie has come up with yet another
amazing ruler. This is the Half Hexie. Let me show you on this quilt right here what
it does. This helps you to make a hexagon quilt. Theyíre so popular right now. And
it helps you to make it without any X Y seams. This is going to be, youíre just going to
love this itís amazing! So, let me put this up here so you can ooh,
aah, over it while weíre working on here, and we decided weíre going to make this out
of the Origins Jelly Roll. This is going to be awesome! We love this Origins Jelly Roll.
It has such good, rich colors. So, what youíre going to do is open up your
Jelly Roll. Just going to lay it all out here, love to open up a new Jelly Roll. Look at
those colors! Isnít this going to be so much fun? Alright, now what weíre going to do
is weíre going to take a row. Weíre going to take probably, letís do three strips at
a time. Theyíre still folded in half, and if you look at this, this Half Hexie ruler
will work perfectly on a Jelly Roll strip or a Charm Pack. You can fold your Charm in
half, but youíll get even more out of a Jelly Roll. So, what weíre going to do, again very
little waste with her rulers because theyíre made to go right over the, theyíre made to
fit the pre-cuts. So, letís make sure we get this cut right
on there, not lose any fingers. Alright, let me trim that up, there we go. OK, now weíve
made our first cut right here. Remember, weíre cutting off our corners because thatíll help
us match up. Then weíre going to turn this, and lay it on the exact cut. So, look at the
waste right here! This little nubbiní. Thereís your waste, right there! So, weíre going to go ahead and cut this
off, move that over, turn our template again. This hexagon is amazing! Let me cut this little
flap off over here, there we go, alright. Now, just for fun of laying out Iím going
to get a couple more strips of different colors in
here. Weíll get some green and a brown. Pull them out of the middle there. Now remember, when you pull these out theyíre
going to kind of be staggered, so, you want to line them up. So, you donít have a piece
that ends up with a salvage in it, or anything like
that. Matter of fact, if you want you can use the straight edge on this little thing
right here and just knock that salvage off so that youíre sure that youíre not getting
any salvage in it. Then weíre going to lay this down again, doesnít matter which way
you start. Itís going to be perfect either way! We forgot to cut our little knob here.
That will help us match them up, so, thatís kind of important. Flip it over, cut a few
more. Now what youíre going to do with these, weíre
going to lay them out and this is important to remember in this, that you need to lay
this out before you sew it, because you sew in rows of halves you want to make sure that
you get the right partner on top, so that they match up. Alright, letís lay a few of these out and
see what weíve got here. Sweep all my itsy, bitsy bits of waste, there we go! OK, so what
weíre going to do now is weíre going to line these up, and weíre going to sew them
just like this. So all youíre sewing is straight seams like this
together. You can line it up where your notches are cut, and it will give you a straight,
exact seam. So, all youíre going to have is these straight pieces as you lay them out.
Then when you sew the next row together, itís going to come together. Youíre going to lay
your pieces out exactly the way that you put them on here. So what you want to remember is youíre matching
the fat sides. So, when you put them together youíre going to have a couple of rows going
at once and thatís why you need to lay them out, but this is just so much fun! Amazing,
really. I remember the years of trying to put grandmothers flower garden together. Oh
my gosh, and now that they can do this so easily it just blows my mind! I love it! OK, so here we go, and of course, youíre
going to have the browns and the whites mixed in here too. Weíre going to do, and this
is just going to make a stunning quilt. So, letís go ahead and lay out a row and weíll
sew it together. So, this is the beginnings of our little quilt.
Now in order to get this from the table all laid out nicely, to the sewing machine, what
weíre going to want to do is pin these together. So, weíre going to fold these over like this.
Weíre going to match up our corners on the edges, and weíre going to put a little pin
in here, like this. Then weíll fold this one over this way. Match up your little corners
make sure you cut those little notches. It looks like I missed that one, but I got the
other ones so I can line it up on one side. See, when you lay these back then theyíre
going to be just right. So, letís finish up this row here, and then weíll take it
into the sewing machine and the magic will begin! OK, weíve sewn all these together theyíre
all at this funny little angle, and when you open them up like this, see how it all becomes
one row. So, what weíre going to do is weíre just going to lay those down. We want to set
the seam, just like this and we press it, again youíre going to set it, and press it,
and set it, and press it. You want your seams to go one direction because weíre going to
match these together in rows, and you can see here is the second row of the one weíve
done, and see how thatís going to go together and this makes a whole hexie, and this one. So, itís every other one, wherever the fat
parts, wide parts come together, that makes your hexie. So letís go ahead and sew these
together so we can show you this completed row. So, to attach these rows, weíre going to
lay this over like this, and you can see where, you are just going to attach it right where
these seams come together. Just like that, and youíd like your seams to lay opposite
directions so that they can nest. So if they didnít get ironed right that way you just
make them behave! Now, if you have forgotten or didnít get your little points trimmed,
this is what happens you get a little bunny ear like this and youíre just going to want
to clip that off, and make sure you have a nice seam to do. Then when you open this up
and you press it, youíre just going to want to set that seam and get your seams down right.
Then youíre going to open it up and youíre just going to gently move that iron over the
seam to make sure that you have a nice flat seam. There we go, and look how nicely they all
match together and fit, and it makes perfect little hexies. Isnít that adorable? OK, so now you can see weíve brought the
two rows back in here and if we line them up like this, weíre going to get another
set of them. And theyíll just all work together perfectly. Now when you have the ends your
ends are going to be kind of wonky like this. Which might be a fun finish. But again youíll
just want to take this ruler and youíll just want to slice these off. Iím not going to
do that because Iím going to make this much bigger because once we get this whole Origins
quilt done itís going to be amazing! Wait till you see what we can do with one Origins
Jelly Roll here at the Missouri Star Quilt Company. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the quick
and easy, whereíd it go? I donít have a hexie! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial with
the Missouri Star Quilt Company on the quick and easy Hexie Ruler.

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