Thursday, October 18, 2012

easy double hexagon pillow tutorial!

Its been a little crazy lately.  I was hoping to post last week but life got too busy. Thanks for being so patient in waiting for the tutorial!  You're the best!!  :)

Here is what you need~

Rotary cutter
20 coordinating 1 1/2 inch strips x the width of the fabric
60 degree triangle (I got mine at Joanns and used my 40% off coupon)
Quilting ruler
Ruffle elastic lace and crochet trim (optional)
2 Coordinating backing fabrics for pillow

Cut and pair up your 1 1/2 inch strips.  Start with your first pair and then place the strips right sides together and stitch a 1/4 inch seam.

Press seams.  Line up your triangle over the strip and then cut your first triangle.  After your first triangle is cut, flip the triangle the other direction and then cut the second triangle.  Continue until you have 12 triangles cut.

Your 12 triangles will make 2 hexagons as pictured above.  Continue stitching the rest of your paired strips together and then cutting the triangles.

 Arrange all your 20 hexagons.

Start with your first hexagon.  We are stitching the hexagons in halfs, not stitching each hexagon together.  You'll see why later.   Place triangle 1 and 2  right sides together from the 3 triangles of your half hexagon and pin at the seam.  Stitch a 1/4 inch seam and then press.  Continue stitching the 3rd triangle to your half hexagon, then press.  Trim the corners.

Continue stitching each half hexagon.

Place all your half hexagons so they are in rows.  We are going to stitch the rows together.

Pin your first two half hexagons together.  Look closely at the picture as there is a little of overlapping at the top.  Also the pressed seam from the top half hexagon matches up with the bottom of the under side half hexagon.  Stitch a 1/4 inch seam and then press seams.

Continue stitching your first row together and then trim the edges where the little triangles and thread are.

See how your first row looks.  So pretty!

Continue stitching each row together.

Pin row 1 and two right sides together at the points of each half hexagon.  Stitch a 1/4 inch seam.

 Press seams.

Continue stitching all the rows together. Now with your rotary cutter and ruler trim the hexagons to square them up.

Oh sew lovely!!

I added a 1 1/2 inch border so it would be an 18 inch pillow.

Sandwich and quilt the top.

For a ruffle border I stitched it on before I stitched the back on.

Then I added some pink crochet trim to the top half of the envelope backing and then stitched them on right sides together and turned it out.  Now my pillow is all done!  Yippee!!  :)

Look, my red polka dot jeans match the pillow!  Hee Hee!  ;)

I think this is my favorite trim right now!!  it!!  Do you have a favorite trim? I'd love for you to share!

I hope you are having a lovely week!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Costa Rica

  2. Adorable pillow and great tutorial! Thanks Kerri!

  3. This is so so darling! I love it!! Thanks for such a great tutorial!!

  4. So beautiful Kerri, and all your prints are so pretty! Thanks for a great tutorial!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

  5. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the how to! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

  6. Thanks for beautiful tutorial!!

  7. The lace is the perfect touch! I pinned this for future reference!

  8. I love this! The colors are so perfect!

    Pom poms in any color are my favorite trim but I like yours, too! ♥

  9. Adorable happy pillow! Thanks for the tuto!

  10. soo cute, I love all the fabric you used and the trim is just the perfect added touch!!

  11. This is truly lovely! I do love that trim, and my favorite trims are any of the crocheted lace or ric rac. Thank you for sharing a tutorial, can't wait to give it a go.

  12. It's a beautiful pillow, the trim finishes it up perfectly! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

  13. Love your pillow! Thanks for the tutorial :) Oh, and I love little mini pom poms for trim, they make everything look so cute :)

  14. Kerri, I love this so much I have that sick yearning in the pit of my gut! I am hoping and praying that it shows up in my mail box. Seriously you have no idea how much I love this!

  15. Love this pillow and the tutorial is great, very straightforward and easy to follow. The colours are perfect. Thank you :)

  16. Wow, thats beautiful.
    Just the thought of getting all those seams to match up is giving me a headache.
    One day though l may be able to :)

  17. I am impressed that you have time to sew anything with 6 kids!

  18. Thanks for this lovely tutorial, Kerry!

  19. I think this might be my favorite thing you have ever made! Thanks so much for doing a tute!

  20. Love this one...I now have a plan for this weekend!

  21. This is beautiful!! LOVE the instructions!!! I want to make one now! :)

  22. Gorgeous cushion i love the colours and patterns xxx

  23. BEAUTIFUL!!!! thank you for the tutorial!!!

  24. Kerri, your new pillow is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing sooo lovely tutorial! :-) Have a nice weekend, Jolana

  25. Thanks for the tutorial I'm going to give it a try. :)

  26. I love the design. Thank you for such a good tutorial! my favorite trims are ribbon.

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  28. Found your blog through Lilly's Quilts and love it! Everything here is wonderful ~ and thanks for this sweet tutorial. I'm becoming a follower!

  29. Hi, thank you for your tutorials:-)
    A big hug from Italy, Emanuela

  30. thanks for the easy way to do hexagons now i will have a go at them and let you know how i get on

  31. A sweet and delightful tutorial.

  32. Thank you so much. I think I may finally try hexies. This seems doable. cute fabric choice.

  33. what a great idea ,quick and effective . Thanks for sharing

  34. Beautiful pillow and wonderful technique! I would like to know if the 12 triangles take up the entire strip (WOF)? If not, how long a strip is needed? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lorraine,

      There are 3 triangles per half hexagon so that would be 15 triangles per row. :)

  35. Now I know what to do with all my collected ginghams! Thanks for the tutorial, makes hexagons so easy!

  36. Seus tutoriais são muto bem explicados. Parabéns!!
    Fica fácil entender como formar esses projetos lindos!

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  38. Precioso,sencillo y sobretodo muy alegre.Gracias comparto contigo esos colores y en cuanto pueda lo hago.Un beso.


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