Today we are discussing the hexagon quilt pattern and are making some fun quilted projects with this shape. This is #27 class in our series of free classes on how to make a quilt.
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 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
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
Continuing Quilting Workshops
Series of Free Online Quilting Workshops for Beginner Quilters
Next week, we’ll be celebrating Fall at home, and be featuring a complete set of leaf quilt patterns for potholders, trivets, coasters, placemats and table runners. We’ll include some free quilt patterns as well as some that cost just a few dollars, like the potholder quilt patterns here today. See you then again!
Meanwhile, peruse all our free online quilting workshops listed below… and have fun quilting projects!! Quilting instructor Janeen van Niekerk made the designs and taught the first 25 of these workshops. If you want to see more of her work, have a look at some of my favorites quilt patterns of animals and flowers or her ‘pattern store’ with loads of free and paid quilt patterns.
- Class #1: How to Make a Quilt: Free Quilting Beginner Class: Fussy cutting, a fun beginners quilt technique
- Class #2: Quilting Tools – What you’ll need as a beginner
- Class #3 : How to Choose & Work with Quilting Fabric
- Class #4: How to Read & Work with a Quilt Pattern.
- Class #5: Creating a Finished Quilt Block .
- Class #6: How to Make Quilt Rows – from finished blocks.
- Class #7: How to add Borders to your quilt
- Class #8 : How to finish a quilt: add backing, batting and how to bind a quilt
- Class #9 : How to Make Quilt Blocks more Exciting
- Class #10 : How to Make a Modern Lap Quilt.
- Class #11 :How to Make a Modern Lap Quilt, the next steps
- Class #12: How to finish a Quilt :: Modern Lap Quilt.
- Class #13: Quilting Glossary with Quilt Sewing Terms for Beginners A-K
- Class #14: Quilting Glossary with Quilt Sewing Terms for Beginners L-Z
- Class #15: Half Square Triangles Quilting Techniques– part 1
- Class #16: Half Square Triangles Quilting Techniques – part 2
- Class #17: Half Square Triangles Quilt Wall Art Project – part 3
- Class #18: Free Sampler Quilt Workshop – Introduction & Preparation
- Class #19: First Bock in the Sampler: Striped Frame Quilt Block – block #1 sampler pattern
- Class #20: How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block – block #2 in sampler
- Class #21: Greek Square Quilt Block Pattern & Workshop– Free pattern for block #3 in sampler quilt
- Class #22: Free Quilt Workshop + Hour Glass Block – Free Pattern #4
- Class #23: Whirlpool Block Pattern – block #5 in sampler
- Class #24: Domino Block Pattern – block #6 in sampler
- Class #25: Flying Geese Block Pattern – block #7 in sampler
- Class #26: 8 Pointed Start Block Pattern – block #8 in sampler
- Class #27: Hexagon Quilt Designs in Trivets Coasters and Potholders — today’s article