The Hex N More ruler will cut for different shapes in four different sizes:
- 60° triangles
- Half hexagons
All lines are marked with the size of the fabric strip width that needs to be cut for a particular size. The directions that come with the ruler are full-color and offer charts to advise how many of each piece you can get from a strip of fabric.
There are many patterns available from Jaybird Quilts using these four shapes. We have a variety of them on display at Heirloom Creations including kits.
The Toes in the Sand (the quilt shown in the video) booklet offers 12 different blocks to help you master the Hex N More ruler. Though you make 24 blocks, every block is different because of the color combinations selected. This is a great quilt to help use up scraps. The pattern calls for an assortment of 51 fat eights. A fat eighth measures 9” x 18” or half the size of a fat quarter. Toes in the Sand would almost make a great block of the month to feature at a local quilt guild or through a local quilt store.
With the popularity of 6” precut hexagons starting to be available at quilt stores, we have figured out how to cut this particular size using the Hex N More ruler. Note: Though the Hex N More ruler has a finished 6” hexagon it is measured from top edge to bottom edge. The precut 6” hexagons are measured from point-to-point.
To cut 6” Hexagons using the Hex N More ruler that measure 6” from point to point (NOT TOP TO BOTTOM).
- Cut a strip of fabric 5 1/4” wide.
- Fold the fabric strip in half lengthwise wrong sides together. Do not press firmly, with stream or with Best Press. You will need to press this crease open later.
- Holding the Hex N More ruler so the 60° triangle point is at the top, aligned the folded edge with the 6 1/2 inch hexagon line on the ruler. Note: the marking for the 6 1/2″ hexagon line is upside down when positioned correctly. Don’t worry about aligning it with any line at the top of the fabric.
- Cut on both sides of the ruler.
- Press the hexagon flat to remove the center crease.
- Watch the Hex N More ruler video to see this technique demonstrated.
Of course any hexagon pattern can easily be adapted to the desired size using the Hex N More ruler and following the directions for 2”, 4”, 6”, or 8” hexagons.
Be sure to apply TrueGrips dots to the back of this ruler prior to use. This will keep the ruler from sliding around as you cut the different shapes.
With a little bit of practice and a favorite pattern, you can use this ruler with ease in a short amount of time.
The Hex N More Ruler cuts the following sizes:
All sizes listed are finished sizes. – Pieces do include a 1/4″ seam allowance when cut
Hexagons – 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″
Half Hexagons - 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″
Jewels – 3″, 6″, 9″, 12″
60° Triangles - 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″
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