Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday- Fussy cut hexagons

 

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I was working on a hexagon quilt this weekend and thought about the amazing fussy cut hexagon quilts I’ve seen online lately and thought I’d come up with a simple tutorial on how you can design your own!

First you need to create a one patch layout

Quilt-new quilt- one patch layout

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Then I created mine to be 2”, just so you can see the fussy cutting easier

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Then I looked at the recent fabric STASH download

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and Art gallery- in blue has some fun fabrics, I like the bicycle one, so I imported all the fabrics in the line

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Now picking one of the bicycle fabrics I created a hexagon flower (just the surroundings, not the center)

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But they are all right side up. so let’s fix that!

on the right there’s the rotate fabric tool (if you don’t have it, just add it by clicking the dashed line at the bottom of the row)

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once you click that, click advanced and type in 60

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and the click on the upper right and bottom left hexagons

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then change to 120 degrees and click the top left and bottom right hexagons

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and lastly I click back to simple 90 degrees and rotate the bottom hexagon

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Then click the fussy cut tool on the right column

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and move the fabrics around

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look how the fabric fabric looks just moved to a different spot

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here I changed the hexagon size to 1” and moved the fabrics around

(again it’s the same fabric, just fussy cut)

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So it’s fun to audition fabrics and see if they work well for fussy cutting and what size!?

Hope you’ll try it out!

2 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

That's a cool feature to play with! I knew we could do that, but haven't tried it. Thanks for the reminder.

Barb said...

What a wonderful tutorial