The hexagon quilt pattern makes great trivets, coasters and potholders

Home Accessories, Quilting

Today we are discussing the hexagon quilt pattern and are making some fun quilted projects with this shape.

After 26 free step-by-step illustrated quilting foundation classes, we are now delving into the world of actually making fun quilted projects using the designs of a range of interesting quilt designers. You’ll be putting your acquired quilting techniques to good use and continue to learn more quilting techniques and methods as you are moving along.

‘tis the season… to get the sewing machine out and to freshen up our kitchen – and table linens. Out with the old, in with the news. What great way of sprucing up the kitchen with a couple of new, colorful potholders. How about a trivet and cup coasters to match for the breakfast table??

These designs here build upon your skills that you’d gained in our free online quilting course for beginners. Now you are on your way and start making actually adorable projects. Have a go at making a lovely set of quilted kitchen accessories.

I have 3 different kind of Hexagon design here. The first two you are your challenge to make on your own based on what you have learned in the 26 classes. The third hexagon potholder pattern comes with a step by step tutorial. Begin where you are comfortable. Enjoy the journey.

1. Hexagon Trivet Potholder Quilt Patternhexagram_quilted_potholder_pattern

Image / design  by Creating at Home

This first hexagon quilt pattern gets you started on the hexagon shape and its peculiarities. This particular hexagon quilt pattern is for a 9×9” size, making this equally suitable as a trivet as large potholder.

It’s a lovely, manageable quilt project to learn more about foundation piecing, which is simpler then, but similar to paper piecing. Foundation piecing is very similar to paper piecing. First, you won’t accidentally rip your stitches as a beginning quilter might do with paper piecing. This beginners quilting pattern only requires you to be able to sew, cut fabric and thread a needle. How easy is that?!

With foundation piecing you don’t remove the light weight interfacing (i.e. the foundation) as you would with paper piecing. What’s nice about that is that you’ll end up with a sturdier, more stable end result. This is just perfect for things with heavy use, such as potholders or trivets, right?!

Difficulty level: Easy projects for beginner quilters.

This is a nice variable design. if you want the design to be slightly smaller, like a traditional potholder size, simply leave off the outer layer of the hexagon quilt pattern. Likewise, if you want to make a larger table mat, simple add a few rows, using the same cutting techniques and methods as in the pattern.

2. Hexagon Coasters & Potholders Quilt Patterns

(Apologies, but the free downloadable quilt pattern for your hexagon potholders and coasters by Candace M from Double Nickel Quilts is no longer available.).

All kinds of variations of a pinwheel quilt pattern design. Easy projects for beginner quilters. See the triangles in the hexagon…. Start with the simplest design and then progress from there. You’ll get the hang of it !.

When you make several of these adorable matching potholder sets, they make great gifts for housewarming, new couples, friends, neighbors, … and your own kitchen!

Tip: Using the same fabrics, you can bundle up the hexagon trivet with a pair of the hexagon potholders, and make it into a gift set.

3. Hexagon Sunshine Centre Trivet

This hexagon potholder design is by Debbie von Grabier-Crozier. Get her free quilting pattern here: The Sewing Directory

First published in November 2014.

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